About Painting Career

 

 "SPRINGTIME" Oil On canvas 24 x 30 inches collection of Gail and Dick Kent, Surrey, B.C.,CANADA

Summary


Artist Statement

I am moved to transform my interior emotions, visions and my gathering of experiences

on to the canvas. I work in the moment, sometimes with my fingertips or with a one inch flat end hogs hair brush. Texture, colour, line and highly contrasting tones are important to me in my compositions.

 

I have created both work that I intended to be uplifting and also some art work that

I wanted to be confrontational with the intention of affecting social change

However, the viewer may gather what they wish to from the painting as I believe when it is finished the painting has a life of its own.

 

 

Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter


For a full c.v. please email laara63@gmail.com


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2015 The Carl Benz Cloud University, Germany  http://dev7.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen


2015 “Moments in Nature” at Babes in the Woods Café Gallery, Galiano Island, B.C., Canada.


2013 “Portfolio art works” Good Day Sunshine Café Gallery, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

 

2011 “From Sky to Sea” Small Rituals Society, White Rock, B.C. Canada

 

2006 Canadian Association of Professional Speakers

 

                at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

2005 Retrospective, Bringers of the Dawn Healing Art Society, White Rock, B.C., Canada

 

2001Tumbleweeds Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada

 

1998 Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1993 Wilson Creek Gallery, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

 

1992 Vancouver East Cultural Centre, curated, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1991 North Vancouver City Hall Concourse Gallery,

 

                juried by the North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1990 Sinclair Centre, Upper Galleria, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1990 Red Door Gallery, Britannia, B.C., Canada

 

1989 Women In Focus Alternative Art Space, collaborative performance & solo exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1988 Emily Carr University of Art & Design, “Inner Landscape” Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1983 Hunter Art Gallery, curated, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS



2015 RISE GALIANO Auction through Green Beautiful Foundation, to support the Borneo Rainforest – event held at Babes in the Woods Café Gallery, Galiano Island, B.C. Canada

 

2015 TWITTER ART For HOME START, Moss, Norway

 

2014 ART CAFE INTERNATIONAL ROTARY ART AUCTION Tampa, St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.

 

2014 Vendel Art Festival, White Rock, B.C., Canada

 

2014 Project Smiles coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland


2013 – 2014 “MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Mail Art Exhibition                 

                      November 17- January 6

                      7700 Minoru Gate , Richmond, BC, Canada V6Y 1R9

 

2014.2013.2012.2011 Peace Project international group exhibition,

                thewhole9.com, California, U.S.A. Juried touring exhibition at the following venues:

                Affair of the Arts, Culver City, CA, U.S.A.
               
Art Zone 461, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.
               
29 Pieces, Dallas, TX, U.S.A 
                Landmark Arts Building, Chelsea, New York, U.S.A.

The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA, U.S.A. November 23rd

                                         

2013, 2012Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Project Smiles coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Gdansk, Poland

 

2013 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 Ontario, 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 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 Lacerda

                at 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  Zomer-Kunstfestival,” Breda De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda,

                Netherlands 2011

 

2011 “Fiber Fusion International collaborative mural,” White Rock Museum and Archives,

                White Rock, B.C. Canada

 
2011 “Project Smiles” coordinated by Marek Wysoczynski, Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland and

                Assistant, Sylvia Adjabroux, Professional Fine Artist, Region de Bordeaux, France


2010 Celebrity Auction, Semiahmoo Animal League Inc., Surrey, B.C., Canada

2010 Brooklyn Art Library, Permanent Collection, New York, NY, USA

2010 Morgan Crossing Group Exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

 

2010 The Armory Exhibition, Pasadena, California, USA

 

2010 Artists for Freedom, Galileo Museum, Lennestadt, Germany

 

2010 Artists for Freedom,The Bensdorf Town Hall, Bensdorf, Germany

 

2010 International  Contemporary Art,  London, United Kingdom

 

2010 Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried, held at the

                Diane Farris Gallery, West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

2009 Infusion Gallery, juried, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

 

2007 Vancouver East Cultural Centre,

                group exhibition benefit for The Humane Society of B.C., Vancouver, B.C., Canada  

 

2006 Artsolutely Fabulous, juried, White Rock Arts Council, White Rock, B.C., Canada

 

2001, 2000 Artropolis exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1997, 1996 West Vancouver Optimists Annual juried exhibition, West Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1988 Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Graduation Exhibition, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1986, 1985 “Arts Alive,” Surrey Art Centre, juried exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

 

1984 Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada

 

1984 “International Annual Spiritual Art Exhibition,” juried, Sheridan Landmark, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

 

1979, 1977, 1976, 1974 “Annual Women’s Exhibition juried,” Brackendale Gallery,  Brackendale, B.C., Canada

               

1976, 1975 Langley Arts Council, juried group exhibition, Langley, B.C., Canada

 

1975 Surrey Arts Centre, group exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

 

 

 

SELECTED AWARDS



2014 Peace Project  International selection from over 500 artists to exhibit in the touring exhibition in the U.S.A.


2013 Peace Project “Peace, Love and Understanding”

                International selection from over 500 artists to exhibit 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



2012 Peace Project “Make Peace”

 

                                International selection from 500 entries,

                                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,” in Collaboration with All Saints, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, October 20 & 21

                                               

 

 

2011 Peace Project “Peace Rises

 

                                International selection as one of 150 from over 500 entries,

                                as one of 150 touring exhibition artists

                                at these venues;

 

                Gallery 9, Los Angeles, CA, USA, October 22nd 2011

                EXPO Arts Center, Long Beach, CA, USA, November 4th 2011

                Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA, USA, November 9th 2011

                Aperture Gallery, New York, New York, USA December 2011

                Showcase Gallery, Santa Ana, CA, New York, January 7th 2012

 

 

 

International Artitudes Competition 1989

 

 curated  by

 

Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA.

 

                Received one of the top ten International Painting Awards

 

Juried by:

 

                Museum of Contemporary Art, Lynn Warren, Curator, Chicago, USA

 

                The Fogg Art Museum, Judy Neiswander, Curator, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

 

                The Guild Hall Museum, Helen Harrison, Curator, East Hampton, New York

 

 

The B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship, Presented by Jack Shadbolt, International painter born in Canada

 

                at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1987

 

 

The B.C. Post Secondary Scholarship presented by Alan Barclay, President of Emily Carr University of Art &  Design, awarded by the British Columbia government, Victoria, B.C., Canada 1986

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, Vancouver, B.C. Canada 1984 – 1988

                Graduated with an Interdisciplinary Major

 

 

KWANTLEN COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada 1973

                Part time studies; graphic design, Surrey Campus, B.C.

 

 

DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada 1972

                Part time studies; life drawing and creative writing, Surrey Campus, B.C.

 

 

ROBERT E. WOOD, British born, International painter, 1967 to 1969

                Part time oil painting studio classes, New Westminster, B.C. Canada and North Vancouver, B.C. Canada

 

 

ASSOCIATIONS


ART CAFE INTERNATIONAL  http://artcafeinternaitional.wordpress.com

                Member, site designer, volunteer since 2014



GLOBALIZATION ICAS on line http://globalizationicas.com/   

               Member 2012, 2013, online juror for monthly themed exhibitions


AASNouTec Association for Arts, Science & New Technology            

                Place Philadelphe Thomas, 81600 Gaillac, France.

                 Honorary Member since 2010 to present

 

The Bringer of the Dawn Healing Art Society

                Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C., Canada

                Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

                from 2004 to 2007

 

The Seven Levels Art Society

                East 1st Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

                Founding Member, President 1 year and active member

                1992 to 1993

 

The Society for Creative Development

                264 East 24th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

                Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

                from  1989 to 2000


 

 

SELECTED GALLERIES

 

The Carl Benz Cloud University, Germany  http://dev7.benz-academy.org/en/culture/exhibition/Laara.WilliamSen 2015


International Contemporary Art, London, UK 2010

 

Infusion Gallery, Hilo, Hawaii, USA 2009

 

Tumbleweeds Gallery, White Rock, B.C., Canada 2001

 

Wilson Creek Gallery, Davis Bay, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada 1992 - 1994

 

Vancouver East Cultural Center, East First Street, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1992

 

Gallery Rochon, 80 Spadina Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1990 – 1991

 

Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA 1989

 

Hunter Gallery, Gibsons, Sunshine Coast, B.C., Canada 1983

 

Brackendale Gallery, Brackendale, B.C., Canada 1974

 

 

Over 85 one person exhibitions and 125 group exhibitions.

Full c.v. available upon request.

 

Thank you for taking the time to consider my curriculum vitae.

 

 

CONTACT Laara WilliamSen , International professional painter at

 

EMAIL: laara63@gmail.com

 

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TELEPHONE: CANADA 604 560 4269 

 

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