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, Chicago, New York, Miami, Palm Beach, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Santa Fe, Houston, and Tulsa. Recent solo exhibitions include "Along the Garden Path" at The Little Green Store in Huntsville, AL and "Sculpting Water" at the WPA Gallery in Norfolk, VA. In 2015, her work was exhibited at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as part of the State Department's Art in Embassies Program.

Laurel is the owner and director of White Point Studio, LLC in Mt. Rainier, MD, which she established in the fall of 2014. Previously 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 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 among others. She currently serves on the boards of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the U.S. Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme Alumni Association.

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, FL
Art Awards
2021 Independent Arts Award Recipient, Maryland State Arts Council
2020 James Renwick Alliance Artomatic Top 10, Artomatic 2.0 2020
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 Exhibition
M.A. Asian Studies / B.A. International Affairs, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
Oregon/Waseda Summer Program, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

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