Laurie M. Hoen,
Artist and Educator
I come to my studio well into a career path that started in documentary film production, took me into the culinary arts as a professional chef, and then led me into the high school classroom as a visual arts teacher. Each stop along the way has prepared me to make the jump into full time studio practice, teaching valuable lessons in building things from scratch, appreciating beauty where you find it, and using every tool at hand to make personal connections. I continue to experiment and learn as I go.
I want the use of color, light, and form to seduce the viewer into looking deeper, both visually and conceptually, in a way that plants questions or ideas in their minds. When people linger, or debate, or offer interpretations I have not considered...I know I've done my job as an artist.
If you're interested in the details of my education, work experience or exhibition record, please download my resume. Full CV available on request.