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Laura Lark
updated: 08/13/2014
website: www.lauralark.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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Arena
Dreamy Steve
Janice
Campers (Illumination Series)
Julie
Campers (illumination Series) DETAIL
Opulent Repose
Never Let Me Go
Death by Poor Timing
The Only Thing to Do
She Had Nothing But Positive Things to Say About Nature Until it Got in her Face (DETAIL of framed watercolor)
Braniff
The Misses Wang
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  animals, figurative, gender/sexuality, autobiographical, feminist, obsessive, pattern
 
 
Arena by Laura Lark
Arena
Sharpie on Tyvek
2013
60 " x  38 " 
Dreamy Steve  by Laura Lark
Dreamy Steve
Sharpie on Tyvek
11/2011
36" x  24" 
Janice by Laura Lark
Janice
Sharpie on Tyvek
11/2011
36" x  24" 
Campers (Illumination Series) by Laura Lark
Campers (Illumination Series)
Silver Paint Marker on Primed Cotten
2006
45" x  90" 
Julie by Laura Lark
Julie
Ink on Tyvek
2013
42" x  36" 
Campers (illumination Series) DETAIL by Laura Lark
Campers (illumination Series) DETAIL
Silver Paint Marker on Primed Cotton
2006
45"" x  90"" 
Opulent Repose by Laura Lark
Opulent Repose
Gold Paint Marker, Acrylic, Ink, Pigment on Paper
2007
12"" x  9"" 
Never Let Me Go by Laura Lark
Never Let Me Go
Silver Paint Marker, Ink, Acrylic on Vellum
2007
24"" x  20"" 
Death by Poor Timing by Laura Lark
Death by Poor Timing
Acylic, Silver Paint Marker, Ink, on Tyvek
2008
28"" x  24"" 
The Only Thing to Do by Laura Lark
The Only Thing to Do
Ink on Paper
2006
25"" x  20"" 
She Had Nothing But Positive Things to Say About Nature Until it Got in her Face (DETAIL of framed watercolor) by Laura Lark
She Had Nothing But Positive Things to Say About Nature Until it Got in her Face (DETAIL of framed watercolor)
Watercolor with Wall Drawing
2005
Dimensions variable
Braniff by Laura Lark
Braniff
collaged paper, ink
2008
24" x  18" 
The Misses Wang by Laura Lark
The Misses Wang
Acrylic, Marker on paper
2004
96" x  120" 

Artist Statement

Most of my new work is on Tyvek and is done by hand with little tiny dots with a Sharpie marker. It is ridiculously labor intensive and I clearly have nothing exciting going on in my life, or I'd do something fun. Like bake pot brownies. Or whip eggs at open convertibles from freeway overpasses.

Any real questions will be answered if proposed in the manner in which they are done so on the popular long-running game show "Jeopardy!" 

Artist Bio / CV

Education 2002 MFA, Painting, University of Houston. 1989 MA, Creative Writing, University of Houston. 1987 BA, English, University of Houston.

Residencies: 2013 Virginia Creative Center for the Arts (VCCA) Winter, 2012 Mac Dowell Colony, Spring

Solo Exhibitions 2012: The Liveable Forest, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston February-April

2009: The Panic in Needle Park, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, October-November

2007 I AM Smiling, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, September 18-October 12.

2005 From All of Us, With Love, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, September 17-October 13.

2003/2004 Primp, Indigo, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, December 12, 2003-January 31, 2004. 2003 New Works, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, May 1-June 14. A Politely Dark View of Things, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, May 15-June 22

Awards 2005 Juror’s Choice Award. James Elaine, juror. Amarillo Biennial 600: Drawing. 2004 Artadia Foundation Award. Chrissie Iles, Alison de Lima Green, Doug Fogle, jurors. Cultural Arts Council, Houston and Harris County Fellowship.

Online, Published, and Performed Exhibitions 2006 How to Create a Persona by Laura Lark. Artist Project, Artlies, #53, Late Fall Edition. Laura Lark, Blackbird: Online Journal of Literature and Arts of Virginia Commonwealth University, Fall/Winter 2006-2007. 2004 Loving Laura More,  Aurora Picture Show, February 14. 

Bibliography: See website: www.lauralark.com