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Laurie Katz Yehia is a painter and installation artist in Los Angles. She studied drawing, painting and ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before focusing on printmaking with Nathan Oliviera at Stanford University as an undergraduate studio art major. Yehia earned her B.A. with Honors in Art from Wesleyan University. Since 2007, she has been studying painting with Tom Wudl at his studio in Los Angeles. 

Developing another side of herself, Laurie earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she co-authored “A Federal Statutory Scheme: Speculation, Defacement and the Residual Interests of Visual Artists,” published in Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (1985). She practiced law with a boutique firm, a Fortune 500 corporation, a small music entertainment marketing company and finally Quantum Leadership Solutions, LLC, which she and her husband founded. During this time, she raised three sons.

Laurie’s diverse experiences inform her approach to artwork. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in California, New York, Connecticut, Washington and Illinois; has received multiple awards on; and has been featured in Apero Catalogues (E.E. Jacks, curator) Unbound (January 2018), Introspection (July 2017) and Surrounding (June 2017), and in International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII (Lemonidou and Antoniadou, curators, 2014).  She has co-curated exhibitions at the studioeleven gallery in Maker City LA, the Colburn School in Los Angeles, ArtShare LA, and the Ebell of Los Angeles. Yehia currently serves on the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Public Arts Committee. 

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Selected Exhibitions


2015 Elements and Energy, studioeleven, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Laurie Katz Yehia and Valerie Wilcox, HaleArts S P A C E, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Recent Works, Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club, Santa Monica, CA
2010 Open Studio, Wudl Studio, Los Angeles, CA
1978 The Figure and Motion: An Exhibit of Graphic Works, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT


2018  Music for the Eyes, curated by Peter Frank, Orange County Contemporary Art Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
2017  Fresh 2017 (cont.), curated by Fatemeh Burnes and Peter Frank, South Bay Contemporary SOLA Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2017  StudioEleven at the Neutra, The Neutra Institute Museum and Gallery, Silver Lake, CA
2017  Of the Earth, APERO Gallery, Fullerton, CA
2016 studioeleven at Ebell, The Ebell of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Electric Ladyland, REBEL art space, Palm Springs, CA 
2016 Arts District Arcade at Night on Broadway, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA 
studioeleven Coda at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA
2014 Cut/Paste, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA
2014 The Grinstein Artist Invitational: From Generation to Generation, Rosemund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
2012 Feat, HaleArts Space, Santa Monica, CA
2012  Bring A Friend, Lois Lambert Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA 
2012  Ten on 25, Culver City, CA 
2011  Wudl Studios: A Creative Collective curated by Dave Prochaska and Jeff Jamieson, Compact Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 
2011  Flag Stop, an alternative contemporary art event, Torrance, CA 
2011  Chain Letter Show curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Santa Monica, CA 
2011  Venice Art Walk & Auctions, Venice, CA 
2009  It's Not Teatime...At Tom's, Wudl Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
2009  Inspiration, Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA 
2008  Open Studio, Wudl Studio, Los Angeles, CA 
1979  Bleeker Street Art Gallery, New York, NY 
1978  Best of '78, Womanart Gallery, New York, NY 
1975  Drawing from the Landscape, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 


2015 studioeleven Coda at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA*
2015 Elements and Energy, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2015  Between the Lines, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA* 
2015  Current and Undercurrents, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA* 
2015 Public and Private Codes, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2014 Geometrics and Color, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2014 Fantasy at the Edge, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2014 Abstract Mark, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2014 Grids, Orbs, Cuts and Blossoms, studioeleven Gallery, Los Angeles CA*
2014 Location, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA**

*Co-curated with Tressa Miller and Tom Wudl
**Co-curated with Tressa Miller

1973 School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1973-75  Stanford University (printmaking with Nathan Olivera, painting with Frank Lobdell 
1976-78  Wesleyan University, B.A., magna cum laude with honors in art (printmaking with David Schorr) 
1978-79  School of Visual Arts, New York 
1979-82  University of Southern California, J.D. magna cum laude 
2007-present  Tom Wudl Studio (painting), Los Angeles, CA 
  • Apero Catalogue, E.E. Jacks curator, Unbound, January 2018. Web.
  • Apero Catalogue, E.E. Jacks curator, Introspection, July 2017. Web.
  • Apero Catalogue, E.E. Jacks curator, Surrounding, June 2017. Web.
  • Lemonidou, Eve and Antoniadou, Olga, curators. International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII.  New York, US and Athens, EU. ICA Publishing. 2014. Print.
  • Singh, Abhilasha. “Showcase Artist: Laurie Katz Yehia.” ARTSlant Los Angeles, Web. 23 Dec. 2013.
  • “S.M. Woman’s Club Hosts Artist Talk.” Palisadian-Post 1 Sep. 2011: 12. Print.
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