Laura Morena is an American artist from the Great Lakes Region (Michigan, USA). This artist’s paintings reflect passionate energy through use of vibrant colors and beautiful texture where brush strokes are thick with paint. Her figurative portraits seem to be psychological profiles of her sitter. Inspired by many great artists (Alice Neel, Munch, Picasso, Kahlo, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Gauguin, and others), she explores creative expression in a variety of media, with an emphasis in painting. University educated, Laura completed a bachelor's degree in education with a minor emphasis in Psychology. Although her degree did not focus on the field of art, she had the opportunity during anatomy classes to study human cadavers in various states of dissection and art history. Artistically she is considered self-taught. Subjects of her art include models from life, family members, and her surrounding environment.
Biography: Group Juried Shows: "Member Show" Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI "Gold Medal Exhibition" Historic Scarab Club, Detroit, MI Grosse Pointe Artists Association, “Holiday Art Exhibit” , MI "Our Town" Community House, Birmingham, MI 2004 "Silver Medal Exhibition" Historic Scarab Club, Detroit, MI 2004 Grosse Pointe Artists Association, “Our Lakes and Rivers” 2004 "Member Show" Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 2004 "Mona Lisa: Paint by Number" Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI 2004 Tangent Gallery, Detroit, MI 2004 Museum of New Art (MONA), Detroit, MI 2003 Public Display of Art: Dogtown Sculpture, Birmingham, MI Borders Bookstore Las Vegas Art Museum Member of Wet Canvas Artist Group (Cyber Living for Artists) Online portfolio with Art Industri (http://lauramorena.artistportfolio.net) Online portfolio with Absolute Arts (http:absolutearts.com/portfolios/l/lauramorena) Intensive Art Workshops: Scottsdale Artist School/Oil Painting models from life with Mark Daly Anderson Ranch Arts Center/Sculpture with Laura Thorn UNLV: Charcoal drawing with C. Angel UNLV: Darkroom Photography with P. Rafat Clark County School District, NV: Taught Art to Students Member of the Detroit Institute of Arts Member Paint Creek Center for the Arts College: Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Michigan University, USA
Country: United States
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