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. 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.
Introduction Exhibit • Hidell Brooks Gallery •Charlotte, NC •Summer 2019
Gibbes Museum of Art •Society 1858 Winter Party • Charleston, SC •February 2019
LD x Brandshop • Brandshop Traveling Exhibit•NYC, Washington DC, Richmond, Charlottesville, Charlotte, Atlanta •September 2018
Make A Mark • Meyer Vogl • Charleston SC • August 2018
Cashiers Designer Showhouse, Opening Night Gala • Cashiers NC • July 27
Spoleto Window Partnership, Hampden Clothing • Hampden Clothing • Charleston, SC • June 2018
Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Gala •New York, New York•April 2018
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