Laurie Close

Laurie Close

SF Bay Area, CA, United States

About Laurie Close

My work investigates notions of depth and space as it pertains to the painted surface. There is a dependency on opposing positions finding the right balance, a struggle between order and chaos. Hard edges and flat space is met with atmospheric illusion. By challenging the visual structure tension is created. Uncertainty is embraced to transcend to openness.

Education

Pratt Institute New York
MFA Painting
Certificate of excellence in Graduate Fine Arts

San Jose State University California
BFA Painting

Brooklyn College New York
Certified Art Teacher K-12

Events

Included in the June 2016 issue of Fresh Paint Magazine curated by Rebecca Wilson!!

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2016 New Work Hermosa Salon Berkeley Ca
2016 Recent Work JauJou Oakland Ca
2014 Works on Paper Mynah Music Oakland CA
2013 Show Collector Berkeley CA
Recent Work Jaujou Oakland CA
2012 Recent Work Jaujou Oakland CA
2006 The Naked Duck Gallery Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
2004 Recent Work David Allen Gallery Brooklyn NY
2002 MFA Thesis Show Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY
1998 BFA Show San Jose State San Jose CA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 Norton Factory Open Studios Oakland Ca.
2016 Juried Show Piedmont Center for the Arts Piedmont CA
2015 Open Studios Norton Factory Oakland CA
Group Show Collector Berkeley CA
2014 Open Studios Norton Factory Oakland CA
2010 Small Works The Painting Center Manhattan NY
2010 tARTtART @ AIR Brooklyn NY
2009 tART tART @ AIR Brooklyn NY
2009 35/25 The Painting Center Manhattan NY
Patterns of Growth Nurture Art Brooklyn NY
2005 The Studio David Allen Gallery Brooklyn NY
2004 Composition in Hi-Fi David Allen Gallery Brooklyn NY
2002 Pratt 2002 Hammerstein Ballroom New York NY
Pratt MFA Williamsburg Art Historical Society Brooklyn NY
Mind the Gap Pratt Institute Brooklyn NY