BIO
Laura Parker. Atlanta, USA
Bachelor of Arts,  Multi-Media Communications, Mercer University Atlanta, Atlanta.
Masters of Arts, Psychology/Counseling, Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Atlanta.

SOLO SHOWS
“Abstract in Nature: From Shore to Shore” SoGlo Gallery, Brunswick USA. 2016
“It Has a Story”, McGuffey Center for the Arts, Charlottesville, VA USA. 2008

GROUP SHOWS
“New Beginnings”, Glynn Visual Arts, St. Simons Island, GA USA, 2016
“Trilogy: Body, Mind, Soul”, Marietta Arts Center, Marietta, GA USA, 2015
“Journeys: From Here, to There and Back Again”. Defoors Centre, Atlanta, USA 2013
X2, McGuffey Center for the Arts;  Charlottesville VA USA. 2008
“The Shape of Things”, Shadowline Artist Group, Defoors Centre; 
“Shape, Line, and Color”, Spruill Center for the Arts. Atlanta, USA 2006
“Cut, Torn, and Pasted”, Limelight Gallery. Atlanta, USA. 2005

RESIDENCE
Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, USA, 2009

Laura Parker

RESIDENCIES

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03.04.2017 to 12.04.2017



Raised in the city of Atlanta, she experienced great international exchange with Latin American artists and academic colleagues from Cuba, Mexico, Central and South America.  She is a mother, a studio mixed media painter, a singer/songwriter, and a psychotherapist. She has worked in her practice with youth, adults, and families, using art as a healing tool.  She is drawn to work on the grid as a modern painter, and travels to Argentina and Uruguay to study the Constructivist movement and School of the South. 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Wherever I go, I look for images and objects that may hold composition potential. There are so many shapes, shadows, and lines to be captured on any given day. I actively look for these images wherever I may be. Concrete walls, power lines, scrap metal materials, construction sites, and abandoned buildings offer magical composition ideas. Nature offers the same. I look among trees, rocks, clouds, and bodies of water for form and composition.

I typically photograph or sometimes sketch these images. I ‘feel’ the compositions for rhythm and harmony, just as I would when writing a music composition. I set out to transfer these images to canvas, paper, wood, and glass with paint, collage, and mixed media materials. As an abstract painter, I move quickly and directly, ‘listening’ to the rhythm of the image. For me, it is about listening to the spiritual unconscious from deep within, when I am creating. That is where I feel the true creativity. The final outcome of the piece remains secondary to the journey of the creative process. It is in the process that I find myself and in turn, find the finished piece.