Exhibitions / Events / Accolades
2O24 Femme Vital - Women's Group Show, Avant-Art Gallery, Houston, TX USA
2O24 Works on Paper, The Gallery at Green & Stone, London, UK
2O23 Visual Art Open - WINNER Illustration and Drawing, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2O23 Avant-Art Gallery Grand Opening and Group Exhibition, Houston, TX USA
2O23 Visual Artists Association Professional Artist Awards - Longlisted, London, UK
2O23 London Art Biennale, Chelsea Town Hall, London, UK
2O23 Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, UK
2O23 Artist Open House, Brighton, UK
2O22 Aqua Art, Miami, Florida, USA
2O22 Unity in Variety IX, London, UK
2O22 Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, UK
2O22 The Other Art Fair x The Hox: Featured Artist, Hoxton Hotel Southwark, London, UK
2O21 Red Dot Miami, Miami, Florida USA
2O21 The Other Art Fair by Saatchi Art, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2O21 London Art Biennale, Chelsea Town Hall, London, UK
2O21 Barcelona Contemporary, Valid World Hall, Barcelona, Spain
2O14 The Crochet Coral Reef Exhibition, Installation and contributing craftsperson. NYU-Abu Dhabi, UAE
Laura Waldusky is an American artist living in the UK. She has shown her art internationally and her work is in private collections in the USA, UK and EU.
MFA Parsons School of Design
Design and Technology
BFA Texas Tech University
A celebration of impermanence.
Time. Nature. Fragility. The familial.
There is a fragility in working with drawing instruments on a malleable surface that can be ripped or scarred. It is these imperfections that give character and interest. Accidental bends or folds are embraced instead of rejected. Some imperfections are visible from the front, some from the back. All serve as commentary on the human condition. The use of pencils and other drawing instruments aid in exerting control, a common theme in the body of work. There is a false sense of control as the hand can slip or a movement in a line be disrupted, as the energy exerted in the drawing process ebbs and flows.
The employment of wet folding techniques after the completion of the drawing adds drama to the otherwise meditative process of creation. Inspired by origami techniques, the bends and folds reshape the once flat drawing to take on anthropomorphic qualities. The results are sculpted drawings that take up volume instead of only existing on a flat plane. Once the drawing is saturated, decisions need to be made quickly about the act with the end result unknown until the last moment.
Instead of rejecting the idea of impermanence, it is embraced in the creative process. The resulting works have no “correct” way of being displayed or viewed, as it is left to the viewer to interpret their experience how they wish. For pieces with multiple components, these may be rearranged. As works are often completed in pairs they come from the same DNA. They are siblings, cousins, and distant relations sent out into the world. Sometimes they are intentionally separated to exist as individuals. By the same token, a singular piece may be spliced into two parts. Should they end up on different parts of the planet might they be reunited one day?