L A U R E L L U K A S Z E W S K I
Laurel Lukaszewski is a Washington, DC area based artist who creates installations and sculptures primarily from clay, usually porcelain or stoneware. Many of Laurel's works are composed of extruded forms resembling three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes. Others are installations of thousands of hand-formed objects reflecting imagery from nature focusing on the idea of a moment captured in time, a nod to the concept “ichi-go ichi-e” originally from the Japanese tea ceremony. Her work is based on line, rhythm and form, playing with positive and negative space. The interrelation of works has roots in Laurel's study of Japanese art and culture in graduate school and a habit of incessant doodling. Her works range in size from just a few inches to works that fill a gallery.
Laurel has exhibited in venues across the country including the DC metropolitan area, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Santa Fe, Seattle, Houston, Tulsa and Bainbridge Island. Recent solo exhibitions include ArtGallery in Norfolk, VA, The Gallery at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts on Bainbridge Island, WA and Auginbaugh Gallery at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA. Laurel has also juried work and/or curated shows for Red Bull's Art of Can, the Montpellier Art Center, Lorton's Workhouse Art Center, Alexandria's Art on the Avenue, and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Laurel is the owner and director of White Point Studio, LLC in Mt. Rainier, MD, which she established in the fall of 2014. Before this she was a founding member of Flux Studios also in Mt. Rainier. In the summer of 2008 she was a guest artist at Seattle's Pottery Northwest. In fall 2009 she was the ARTworks artist-in-residence at the Holland Hall School in Tulsa, OK. Laurel has served on a number of nonprofit boards including the Washington Sculptors Group, the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Washington Project for the Arts Artist Council.Selected Ceramics Experience
2014-present Owner/Director, White Point Studio, Mt. Rainier, MD
2007 - 2014 Resident Artist, Flux Studios, Mt. Rainier, MD
2009 fall ARTworks 2009 Artist Residency, Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK
2008 summer Guest Artist, Pottery Northwest, Seattle, WA
2003 - 2007 Red Dirt Studio Seminar, Mt. Rainier, MD
1999 - 2000 The Art League School, Alexandria, VA
1996 - 1998 Eagledale Pottery Studio, Bainbridge Island, WA
1990 - 1992 Fujimura Pottery Studio, Nakatane-cho, Tanegashima, Japan
1988, 1992 Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FLArt Awards
2013 People's Choice Award, The Art & Craft of Beer
2009 James Renwick Alliance Craft Award of Distinction - Clay, Artomatic 2009
2007 Firm Purchase Winner, Hickok Cole Art Night 2007
2006 Equal Merit Award, Del Ray Artisans Spring Members’ Show
2005 Honorable Mention, Alexandria Festival of the Arts Regional Juried ExhibitionEducation
M.A. Asian Studies / B.A. International Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Oregon/Waseda Summer Program, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, ORContact
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