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Laurie Yehia’s practice explores geometries, interconnections and relationships that are elemental to objects and organic life. Elements are aggregated into larger unities. Restrained palette and interplay of stuctured geometries support focused attention and energetic flow. Yehia’s artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is held in private and public collections. She studied painting, drawing, photography and printmaking at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Stanford University, Wesleyan University (Connecticut) and the Tom Wudl Studio (Los Angeles Arts District). A founding co-chair of StudioEleven Artists, she co-curated its exhibits in its formative years.  Yehia currently is a member of the Santa Monica Arts Commission and its Media Arts Committee, and chairs its Public Art Committee.

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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, Yehia 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.

Yehia’s art has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally, is represented private and public collections, has received awards in exhbition competitions and online forums, 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, the Barrett Gallery at Santa Monica College, ArtShare LA, and the Ebell of Los Angeles. Yehia currently serves on the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Public Arts Committee. 

EDUCATION

1973

1973 - 1975

1976 - 1978

1978 - 1979

1979 - 1982

2007 - Present

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Stanford University

Wesleyan University, B.A. with honors in art

School of Visual Arts, New York

University of Southern California, J.D. magna cum laude

Tom Wudl Studio, Los Angeles, CA

COMMUNITY

  • Santa Monica Arts Commission, Commissioner 2016-current

  • Public Arts Committee, Chair 2019-current, member 2016-current

  • Media Arts Committee, member 2020-current

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

Antidote to Noise: Four Voices (4 solo exhibits), Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2019

Jazz Vespers, Northridge United Methodist Church, Northridge CA

2018

Sacred Resistance, The Braid Theatre and Gallery, Santa Monica CA

2015

Elements and Energy, studioeleven Gallery, 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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023

Color and Form, Tufenkian Fine Arts Gallery, Glendale, CA

2022

Cultivation: StudioEleven at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2022

The 21st Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2021

LAAA Open Show, Gallery 825, Los Angeles, CA

2020 - 2021

Lockdown Art: Reflections of StudioEleven Practices, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2021

The 20th Japan International Art Exchange Exhibition, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan

2020

Petite Works, Los Angeles Art Association online exhibition

2020

Going Home: A Picture Show, TZ Projects, West Hollywood, CA

2020

Antidote to Noise, Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, CA

2020

That Layered Look II, Tufenkian Fine Arts, Glendale, CA

2019

The 19th (Japan) International Art Exchange Exhibition, National Art Center, Tokyo, Japan

2019

Yerevan Art Expo 2019, Yerez Factory, Yerevan, Armenia

2019 - 2020

Explorations: StudioEleven at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2019

Homage to the Russian Avant-Garde, Plummer Park, West Hollywood, CA

2018 - 2019

Variations: StudioEleven at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2018

StudioEleven at Work, Pete & Susan Barrett Art Gallery at the SMC Performing Arts Center, Santa Monica, CA

2018

Bunker Opens Doors, curated by Peter Frank and Barry Gordon, Long Hall Art Gallery, West Hollywood, CA

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

2017

Studioeleven at the Ebell, The Ebell of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

2016

The Artist Invitational: A Contemporary Art Exhibition, Samuel Freeman Gallery, 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

2015 - 2016

Studioeleven Coda at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Cut/Paste, Art Share LA, Los Angeles, CA

2014

Location, Art Share L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2014

The Grinstein Artist Invitational: From Generation to Generation, Rosemund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2012

Feat, haleARTS S P A C E, 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

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

  • Art & Beyond, Vol. 60, May 2019

  • Apero Catalogues, curated by E.E. Jacks: Unbound (January 2018), Introspection (July 2017), Surrounding (June 2017)

  • 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.

  • “A Federal Statutory Scheme: Speculation, Defacement and the Residual Interests of Visual Artists” (co-author). 1985 Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook. New York. Clark Boardman company, Ltd. 1985. “Print.

RECENT AWARDS

2019

2019

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2013

2013

The 19th (Japan) International Art Exchange Exhibition, Award for Excellence

Homage to the Russian Avant-Garde, First Place Winner

ArtSlant 3rd and 6th Showcases, Winner, Mixed-Media

ArtSlant 1st , 3rd and 5th Showcases, Winner, Mixed-Media

ArtSlant 4th and 5th Showcases, Winner, Installation

ArtSlant 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th 2014 Showcases, Winner, Mixed-Media

ArtSlant 6th 2013 Showcase Juried Winner, Installation

ArtSlant 2nd, 4th 7th, and 8th Showcases, Winner, Installation and Mixed-Media

ArtSlant 5th 2013 Showcase Juried Winner, Mixed-Media

CURATION

2019 - 2020

Explorations: StudioEleven Artists at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA*

2018 - 2019

Variations: StudioEleven at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA*

2018

Variations: StudioEleven at Colburn, The Colburn School, Los Angeles, CA*

2016

studioeleven at the Ebell, The Ebell of Los Angeles, CA*

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

Current and Undercurrents, 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

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