Laara Williamsen

Laara WilliamSen

Location: Canada

For further information please contact Laara WilliamSen at

laara63@gmail.com or visit
https://laarawilliamsen.art

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL PAINTER

I am moved to transform my interior emotions, visions and my gathering of experiences onto the canvas. I work in the moment and usually with my fingertips. I have created work that I intended to be uplifting and I have also made art that I wanted to be confrontational with the intention of affecting social changes. Once I have completed a painting, the viewer may gather what they wish to from it as I believe the painting when finished has a life of it’s own.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 ROSSOCINABRO GALLERY, Rome, Italy
2017 several local sols and international group exhibitions
2016 OCEAN PARK LIBRARY solo B.C. CANADA
2015 BABES CAFE GALLERY solo Galiano, Island, B.C. CANADA
2013 – 2014 “MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Art Exhibition November 17- January 6
7700 Minoru Gate , Richmond, BC, Canada V6Y 1R9

2013 Peace Project “Peace, Love and Understanding” international group exhibition,
thewhole9.com, California, U.S.A. selected as one of 165 artists in the touring exhibition at the following venues:
Affair of the Arts, Culver City, CA, U.S.A. September 21st & 22nd
Art Zone 461, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. October 5th
29 Pieces, Dallas, TX, U.S.A. October 12th
Evening Reception, Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, U.S.A. Nov.7th
Open House, Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, U.S.A., Nov. 9th
The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA, U.S.A. November 23rd

2013 Biuro Pronocji Kultury, coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Gdansk, Poland

2013 “Open Studio” group international exhibition, Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Sabina, Italy

2013 “The Collage” Art Auction Fundraiser for Dr. Kevin Kain’s malaria research and treatment in Uganda,at the University of Toronto, Multifaith Centre, 560 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada March 7th

2013 “United State of International Artists,” Olga Santos galeria,Praca da Republica No 168 frente, Porto, Portugal January11 to February 2

2013 Twitter Art Exhibition, in support of Street Youth, Los Angles, California, USA

2012-2013 Peace Project “Make Peace” 2012 International selected as one of 156 touring exhibition artists at these venues:
Deep Ellum ArtWalk, in Collaboration with 29Pieces.org, Dallas, Texas, USA, September 22
Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, N.Y., USA, October 6
The Whole 9 Gallery, 3830 Main Street, Culver City, CA, USA, October 13
“Affaire in the Garden,” Beverly Hills, CA, USA in collaboration with All Saints, October 20 & 21
Gallery Expo, in conjunction with Long Beach' First Fridays, CA, USA, November 2nd
Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, Orange County, California, USA, December 1
Art 4 All People, Malibu, California, USA, December 9
Swarm Gallery, 560 Second Street, Oakland, CA, USA, December

2012 Twitter Art Exhibition in support of The Women’s Shelter, Moss, Norway

2012 Aids Free by 2015, International Digital Quilt, www.2015quilt.com

2012 Project Smiles coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland

2012 “A Casa de Lage,” International Painting Exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerdaat Pestana Place, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 “Passages,” International painting exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda at Hotel Cascais Miragem, Portugal

2012 “Letters for Feminism International Exhibition”, International Art Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2011 “Drawing Connection International Exhibition,” Siena Art Institute, Paul Getty III Foundation, Siena, Italy

2011 “Tikkun Olam Collaborative Grid,” at Alta Contemporary Art & Industria Studios & the Jewish Community Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA

2011 Peace Project “Peace Rises 2011,” International selection as one of 150 touring exhibition artists at these venues
Gallery 9, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 22nd
EXPO Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 4th
Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA November 9th
Aperture Gallery, 547 West 27th Street, New York, New York, USA December 1st
Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, USA, January 7th 2012

2011 ”Trees for Life,” International exhibition, “Out of the Blue Gallery,” 32-36 Dalmeny Street,Edinburgh, Scotland

2011 SYMBIOSE Summer Art Festival Breda De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda,
The Netherlands July 7 -Aug. 14, 2011

2011FIBER FUSION, White Rock Museum and Archives, Sept. 2011 then touring North & South America, France, Spain

2011 SMILES FOR CHILDREN, Charity Project, France and Poland, 2011

CELEBRITY AUCTION, Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., Surrey, B.C. 2010

MORGAN’S CROSSING GROUP EXHIBITION, South Surrey, B.C. 2010

THE TOWN HALL, Artists for Freedom, Bensdorf, Germany, 2010

GALILEO MUSEUM, Artists for Freedom, Lennestad, Germany 2010

THE ARMORY EXHIBITION, Pasadena, CA, USA 2010

INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART, London, UK, 2010

BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY, New York, USA 2010

The Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried,at the DIANE FARRIS GALLERY, Vancouver, Canada 2010

INFUSION GALLERY, Hilo, Hawaii 2009


Portfolio:

LANDSCAPES

This series of landscapes was painted in my studio from memories of where I live in the Lower Fraser Valley, British Columbia Canada.

AUTUMN RIVER REFLECTIONS “AUTUMN RIVER REFLECTIONS”

Painted in oils on canvas, 30 x 24 inches.

BIRTH IN THE GLADE “BIRTH IN THE GLADE”

Painted in oils on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

SPRINGTIME “SPRINGTIME”

Painted in oils on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

HALLOWEEN “HALLOWEEN”

Painted in oils on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

SEASONS CHANGING “SEASONS CHANGING”

Painted in oils on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

SOMETHING IN THE WOODS “SOMETHING IN THE WOODS”

Painted in oils on canvas, 24 x 36 inches

WATERFALL “WATERFALL”

Painted in oils on canvas, 24 x 30 inches

THE ELEMENTS Earth Fire Water Air

I was moved to create this series of original acrylic paintings in the Spring of 2013 while in residency at the Ozu Cultural Centre in Italy.

TH ELMENTS #5 Water “TH ELMENTS #5 Water”

I am inspired by the elements of earth, fire, water and wind. I created THE ELEMENTS Water #5 by using acrylic paints and working in the moment. I believe that I draw upon my experiences, dreams and intuition when I paint. I also strive to use the materials with sensitivity to transform these areas of knowledge. I hope that viewers may find something of themselves within each painting I create. However, I believe that when a painting is complete, it gains a life of it's own and viewers are free to gather up whatever they feel, sense or see from the painting.