My recent work focuses on things as they are, using re-purposed objects, light and other untraditional media. Light, things, and spaces serve as subject, object, architectural element, data, and media. Pieces are independently complete and also are unified site-specifically as installations.
I work in the tradition of painting as well as that of questioning and exploring what constitutes “art” today in context of current sensibilities, technologies, philosophies and consciousness. Objects, charged with history and energy, reflect narrative while serving as formal elements. An enduring focus of painters, light--its effect on perception, as well as its innate, energetic, illusionistic and symbolic qualities--is key to my work. My process cultivates tension between anti-formal and formal, free and deliberate, intuitive and analytical, expressive and conceptual, feminine and masculine.
My work is informed by a great diversity of artists, from Giotto to Magritte, Duchamps, Twombly, Tuttle, Flavin and countless others, most importantly my mentor Tom Wudl.
Laurie Katz Yehia earned a B.A. magna cum laude with Honors in Art from Wesleyan University, and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Southern California. She also majored in studio art as an undergraduate at Stanford University and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, and Tom Wudl’s studio in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited in California, New York, Connecticut, and Washington.
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
Selected Solo Exhibitions
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
Selected Group Exhibitions
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 & 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, LA, CA
2009 Inspiration, Finegood Art Gallery, West Hills, CA
2008 Open Studio, Wudl studio, LA, CA
1979 Bleeker Street Art Gallery, New York City, NY
1978 Best of ’78, Womanart Gallery, New York City, NY
1975 Drawing from the Landscape, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA