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Biography

Laura Van Horne is a mixed-media artist who works in encaustic, acrylic, watercolor, ink, resin, paper and textiles.  She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and moved to Seattle, WA in 1994.  She has her MA in Speech Pathology, and has studied acrylic and encaustic painting at Pratt Fine Art Center. 

 

Since childhood, Laura has been passionate about art. When she is not creating on canvas, she is creating in her head.  Her body of work includes a wide range of styles and mediums.  Many of her pieces are mixed media and include found organic objects, textiles, pages from books, or items from flea markets.

 

Laura has participated in a number of group and solo art shows over the past 20 years.  She owns Gray Sky Gallery, located in the Historic Pioneer District of Seattle.  She is also represented by SAM Gallery in Seattle, Third and Wall Art Group in Seattle, and Summit Gallery in Park City, Utah.

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EDUCATION

1998-2004    Pratt Fine Art Center, Seattle WA

1994         MS, Speech Language Pathology SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

1991         BA, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg Canada

 

TEACHING

2005-present Encaustic Painting and Mixed Media Workshops

2011-2020 Art Docent Lawton Elementary

2014-present Adult and Children mixed media classes Gray Sky Gallery

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2023        Seattle Art Fair, Seattle, WA

2023        Group Show at Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2022        Group Show Cosmic Color, SAM Gallery, Seattle WA

2022        Seattle Art Fair, Seattle WA

2022        Group Show at Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2022        Bellevue Art Fair, Seattle WA

2021        Group Show at Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2020        Group Show at Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019        Group Show "Under The Influence" SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019        Heritage Design in Seattle Design Center

2019        Group Show at Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2019        Group Show "Free Radicals" SAM Gallery, Seattle, WA

2018        Solo show @ Taste Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA

2018        West Elm, featured local artist, Seattle, WA

2017        Obliteride Fundraiser Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle WA

2017        Group Show Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle WA

2017        Start Now, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016        Fred Hutch Fundraiser Gray Sky Gallery , Seattle, WA

2016        Fresh @ SAM, Seattle Art Museum Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016        Divergency  Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA

2016        Group Show at Threshold Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016        Group Show Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle WA

2015        Pratt Fine Arts 33rd Annual Art Auction, Seattle, WA

2015        Magnolia Summerfest Art Show, Seattle, WA

2015        West Elm, featured local artist, Seattle, WA

2015        Spring Group Show Gray Sky Gallery, Seattle, WA

2014        Magnolia Summerfest Art Show, Seattle, WA

2014        RAW group art show, Seattle, WA

2012        Magnolia Summerfest Art Show, Seattle, WA

2002        Cacophony  Group show Colorwheel Studio, Seattle, WA

2001        Capital Hill Painters Coop Group Show, Seattle, WA

 

 

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

2023        Mercer Island City Lifestyle

2022        425 Magazine

2020        Salann Magazine 2020  

2019        Seattle Magazine 2019

2019        Salann Magazine 2019

2018        Circle Quarterly Art Review, Winter 2018

2018        Encaustic Arts, Spring 2018  

2017        Studio Visit Magazine, Juried by George Kinghorn, Executive  

                  Director & Curator, University of Maine Museum of Art

2009       1st place Magnolia Summerfest Juried artshow.  

 

GALLERIES & REPRESENTATION

Seattle Art Museum (SAM) Gallery- Seattle, WA

Gray Sky Gallery- Seattle, WA

Third and Wall Art Group, Seattle, WA

Summit Gallery, Park City, UT

 

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle, WA

Medical City Dallas Hospital, Dallas, TX

St. Michael Medical Center, Silverdale, WA

Encaustic Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM

Northwest Hospital Kidney Center, Seattle, WA

Sound Plastic Surgery, Seattle WA

Northwest Hospital, Primary Care Fremont Clinic, Seattle, WA

Google Offices, Kirkland, WA

Washington Athletic Club, Seattle, WA

Buchalter Law Offices, Seattle, WA

Hemlock Apartment Building

Blackbird Apartment Building

Private Collections throughout the US, Canada, & Australia

 

Seattle based artist working with encaustic, ink, resin, acrylic, watercolor and other mixed media. 

contact Laura @ 206 913-3242  laura@grayskygallery.com

                        

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