My work is driven by wonder. I play off the intrinsic qualities of materials creating a vocabulary that is my own. I build layers of paper and/or glass to manipulate light and shadows. The shadows themselves are as much part of the piece as the art that casts them. Like a scientist, I study the materials, pushing and pulling their limitations. The majority of my work is white creating a rainbow of subtleties for stark shadows to frolic. The work is labor intensive and precise while remaining playful and fresh.
Laura Alexander received a MFA in Fibers from the University of Washington, Seattle and a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. She has shown her work nationally in venues such as the Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), Grand Rapids Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, and The Museum of Design, Atlanta. She was awarded the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) Individual Artist Fellowship in 2012 and participated in the GCAC International Exchange Program in 2014. In 2015, she received an Individual Excellence award from the Ohio Arts Council. She is represented by Hammond Harkins Galleries (Columbus), Simon Breitbard Gallery (San Francisco), and Findlay Galleries (NYC).