We've been so amazed by Laura's art for years, and even more impressed at her ability to teach at OSU and CCAD, be an amazing mom and at the same time find the time to make beautifully crafted pieces. We met up with her well over a month ago for a studio visit and we're just now getting around to post this piece on her. But first, a quick background on Laura (taken from her artist website).
Laura Weiser was born and raised in Parkersburg, West Virginia. She studied painting and printmaking at West Virginia University, where she graduated with a BFA. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 2007 to attend The Ohio State University and graduated with her MFA in painting and drawing in 2009. Currently, Laura works as an Instructor of Art at both The Ohio State University and Columbus College of Art and Design.
Laura creates 2D works that incorporate encaustic, drawing materials, and oil paint. She works with images of architectural interiors and exteriors and creates connections between their history and how they are currently perceived. Inspired by ghost stories, her work imbues these places with apprehensions, nostalgia, and imagination. Laura has shown her work recently at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio, ARC Gallery in Chicago, IL, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts in Minneapolis, MN, and The Parkersburg Art Center in Parkersburg, WV. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Stone Village Gallery in Columbus, OH and the City Art Center in Delaware, OH.