Project Description

Laura Hohlwein

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It is hard to find words for the experience of painting, which, though I love words, speaks eloquently to me entirely without them.

I don’t normally begin from or force any narrative or concept onto my work; it proceeds largely as an exploration of color and the formal aspects of composition. Yet, whether or not images or stories reveal themselves, explicitly or implicitly, the work is always, in one way or another, about my experience of consciousness, of thinking, sensing, being, questioning, recollecting, forgetting.

The fragment is not separated from the whole, but is a constituent part, alive and changing.  The activity of the work seems inevitable as life and the mind both have so much going on and neither can hold still for long.

Laura Hohlwein Artwork

EDUCATION

M.F.A in New Media from Transart Institute, Austria 2007

M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College 1989

B.A. from California State University, Sacramento 1986

Additional studies at:

New York University;  San Francisco State University Multimedia Program; United Digital Artists, New York; The International School of Art, Umbria, Italy;  McGill University, Montreal; Oberlin College, Ohio;

Centre D Etudes Françaises, Avignon, France; Parsons School of Design, NY

TEACHING

The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, Full-time Instructor

Sacramento City College – Sacramento

American River College- Sacramento

The Art Institute Online, Pittsburgh, PA;

Gibbs College, Montclair, NJ;

The University of California, Davis

and, in the Arts-in-Corrections Program at Duell Vocational Institution, The Northern California Women’s Facility, O.H. Close School for Boys, Susanville Correctional Facility and Folsom Prison

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

Creative Director/ Documentarian, The International Readers of Homer

Multimedia Artist / GUI Designer, Soliloquy, NY, NY

Video Scriptwriter / Director, General Training Company, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Small Abstracts, Mostly, Ella K. McClatchy Library, Sacramento, 2016

Lyrical Abstraction, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chamber Gallery, Sacramento 2016

As Above, So Below: Reflections on Immanence, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA 2015

En Cours, with DocumentaryArt.net, Puicheric, France, 2014

Hard Rain, Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, California 2012
With and Without Walls, Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, California 2009
Outdoor Installation, Chios, Greece 2008
6 0f 304, Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont 2006
Turning Over the World, Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, California 2005
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, New York, New York
(one night video/sound installation – April 1, 2005)
A Visibility of Thought, Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York  2004
Angel Orensanz Foundation Center for the Arts, New York, New York  2003
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California   1999
Stoeffel, (one night installation/exhibition) Sacramento, California   1998
Sacramento Poetry Center – performance of New Works Video
and Illuminated Painting Grant Project   1998
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California   1997
Galleria dell Escuola , Montecastello di Vibio, Italy   1997
Artist’s Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California 1994
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California 1992
Artists Contemporary Gallery, Sacramento, California 1991

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

California Landscapes, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis 2019

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2019

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2018

In Response: Poets and Artists in Dialogue, SMUD, Sacramento, California 2017

Movements & Behaviors, Union Hall, Los Rios Federation of Teachers, Sacramento, California 2017

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2017

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2016

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2015

The Art of Painting in the 21st Century, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2014

Panama Arts Collective 2013

Panama Arts Collective 2012
Panama Arts Collective 2011
Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, California 2008
Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, California 2007
Red Mill Gallery, Johnson, Vermont 2006
Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York 2004
Phoenix Gallery, New York, New York 2004
Interpretations of Sound and Music, Morgan County Arts Council, Berkeley Springs, WV 2003
The Rennaisance Group: Artists Who Write – Watchung Arts Center, Watchung, NJ 2003
Abstract Realities, Solomon Dubnick, Sacramento, CA 2003
International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy 1999
Florence/USA, Angel Orensanz Foundation  Center for the Arts,  New York, New York 1999
Red Mill Gallery, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT1999
Galleria ISA, Montecastello di Vibio, Italy 1996
Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York, New York 1996
Dietrich Contemporary Arts, New York, New York 1993
In Lakesh Invitational, Sacramento, California 1991

PERFORMANCE PAINTING

Jazz Beat Festival, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

DHS Orchestra, Davis, California 2014

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Triton Museum, Santa Clara

Embarcadero Corporate Center

Nielsen Merksamer Parrinello Gross & Leoni LLP.

REPRESENTED BY

John Natsoulas, Davis, California

GRANTS, RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

Scholarship to the New York Studio School Figure Painting Marathon 2018

Full Scholarship to Corning Museum of Glass 2018

California State Fair: Juror’s Award, Sacramento 2017

Documentary Art.Net Residency, Puicheric France 2014

Invited to join the Arctic Circle Science and Art Expedition 2014, reschedule pending

Banff Artist-in-Residence, Banff Centre for the Arts 2011

Student Choice Teaching Award – Art Institute of California, Sacramento 2011

Six-month working residency, Vermont Studio Center 2006

Three-month fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center 1999

New Works Painting /Video Grant from the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission 1998

Two Teaching Grants: California Arts Commission, ’93, ’96

Northern California: Introductions Winner 1991

Nominated for the Pushcart Poetry Prize 1989

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