BIO

Laura Deems

Artist

b.1994 | Rome, GA 

2017. University of Georgia 

Currently in Charleston, SC.

 

Intern Lulie Wallace Summer 2015

Intern Sally King Benedict Summer 2016

 

Laura Deems is an abstract artist who has quickly been deemed noteworthy, with features in numerous publications before completing university. This early discovery of Laura’s talent recognizes that her work embodies a new interpretation of painting. The freedom and immediacy in her marks, wandering over the canvas only to be abruptly cut off, reveals both the fluidity and the harshness of gestural motion.  The canvas ceases to serve as a window to convey images and ideas, rather it becomes a space invoking the very movements that orchestrated those marks. Her work has a sense of terroir, leading the visualizer to experience the very sights, smells, and motions that inhabit the space with Laura as she creates.

Her inspiration is rooted in her fabric design background, which was developed during her time at the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art as a Fabric Design Major. Laura translates the markings and textures of the textile to her paintings. As a result, her paintings encapsulate the free flow of the patterned textile as they are loosely worn on the body, blending the inviting colors with the lively gestures of the human body.  

Laura lives and works in Charleston, South Carolina.

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CV

Spotlight on Art, Artist Market • Trinity School • Atlanta, GA • January 2018

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home For The Holidays Showhouse • Atlanta, GA •December 2017

Celadon Home Anniversary Event • Celadon Home • Charleston, SC • November 2017

Southern Style Now •Southern Style Now Show house • Savannah, GA •November 2017

MA Allen Solo Show • MA Allen Interiors • Raleigh, NC • October 2017

Neiman Marcus Pop-Up Gallery • Neiman Marcus • Atlanta, GA • October  2017

Charlie Hanavich x Laura Deems Show • Helen Davis Designs •  Atlanta, GA • September 2017

A'mano Artist Feature • A'mano • Birmingham, AL •May 2017

BMA Solo Show • BMA At Home • Athens, GA • April 2017

Raleigh Designer Show House • MA Allen Interiors •Raleigh NC • March 2017

Spotlight on Art, Artist Market • Trinity School • Atlanta, GA • January 2017

Brandshop Spotlight Artist • The English Room • Charlotte, SC • October 2016