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Laurel Garcia Colvin

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Nuclear Family, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 24" X 20" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Childhood, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 24" X 20" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Meltdown, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 24" X 20" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Checkup, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 24" X 20" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Schoolgirl, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 19" X 13" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Shock, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 19" X 13" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Modern Romance #1, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 13" X 19" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Modern Romance #2, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 13" X 19" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Democracy Rising, Vignette series, 2011 Graphite on Gouache on Archival Pigment Ink Print 13" X 19" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Nuclear Family, 2011 Archival Pigment Ink Print 19" X 13" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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The New American Toile Remnant (oil spill), 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Paper 16" X 16" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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The New American Toile Remnant (xenophobia), 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Paper 16" X 16" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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The New American Toile Remnant (day laborers), 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Paper 16" X 16" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Pattern #4, The New American Toile series, 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Wood Panel 30" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Pattern #3, The New American Toile series, 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Wood Panel 30" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Pattern #1, The New American Toile series, 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Wood Panel 30" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Pattern #2, The New American Toile series, 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Wood Panel 30" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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The New American Toile Remnant (homeless), 2010 Graphite on Gouache on Fabric Mounted on Paper 19" X 30" [28 3/8" X 39 3/8" X 2" Framed] © Laurel Garcia Colvin - in private collection,CT
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Beyond the garden gate, The Enchantment series, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 60" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Into the woods, The Enchantment series, 2008 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 60" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Along the water's edge, The Enchantment series, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 60" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Beside the pond, The Enchantment series, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 60" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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By the fence, The Enchantment series, 2009 Acrylic Paint on Wood Panel 60" X 36" X 2" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Shy girl, 2009 Unique Hand-stenciled Linen Pulp and Pulp Paint on Handmade Cotton Base Sheet 10" X 7" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Untitled #2, Adolescent Angst series (full and detail views), 2008 Graphite Pencil on Paper Mounted in Wood Framed Panel With Nail 23" X 7" X 1.5" © Laurel Garcia Colvin - in private collection,NY
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Untitled #4, Adolescent Angst series (full and detail views), 2008 Graphite Pencil on Paper Mounted in Wood Framed Panel With Nail 23" X 7" X 1.5" © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Untitled #5, Adolescent Angst series (full and detail views), 2008 Graphite Pencil on Paper Mounted in Wood Framed Panel With Nail 23" X 7" X 1.5" © Laurel Garcia Colvin - in private collection,NY
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Untitled #6, Adolescent Angst series (full and detail views), 2008 Graphite Pencil on Paper Mounted in Wood Framed Panel With Nail 23" X 7" X 1.5" © Laurel Garcia Colvin - in private collection,NY
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On the Cusp installation, Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY, Spring 2007 Mixed Media Installation Including Photography, Video, Painting, Drawing and Sculpture © Laurel Garcia Colvin
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Artist Statement

In the practice of my art I explore what it is to be a human in this world, both individually and collectively.  I am interested in how the human psyche perceives and constructs reality, subjective experiences, illusion and disillusion.   I render narrative figurative images, often in a fragmented way, to evoke emotional, psychological, or spiritual states and suggest human vulnerability when facing the discrepancy between desires and reality. 


My works juxtapose the idealistic narratives of societal dreams from the past with the contradictions, changes and complexities of contemporary life. Silhouettes, detailed renderings of figures, and the overlay of fragmented, invasive, nature-based patterns or images create visual commentaries with undertones of foreboding, wanting and dismay.  My works delve into the complex world of reality and fantasy.  Their visual irony compel the viewer to reflect on and reconsider the relationship between what remains, what is scrapped and what is made new in society’s collective consciousness.


Biographical Information

Laurel Garcia Colvin’s artwork has been exhibited in several New York City galleries and galleries in Barcelona, Spain, Dublin, Ireland, Chicago, Texas, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Her works are in private and corporate collections in England, Ireland, Brazil, New York, California, Connecticut, Washington D.C., Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Ohio and Texas,including the private collections of Jacqueline Adler Walker and Arthur W. Walker, Doreen and Gilbert Bassin, Judith and Stanley Zabar, Helen Stambler Neuberger and Jim Neuberger, Livia and Marc Straus, Sara M. Vance Waddell and Michelle Waddell, and Lawrence B. Benenson, and the corporate collections of Logos Consulting Group (NYC) and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney (Purchase, NY).

She received her MFA and BFA with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin, and did post-graduate studies at Pratt Institute. Ms. Garcia Colvin was on the faculty in the Art Department of the University of Texas in Austin for many years where she taught drawing and art education before moving to New York City in 1986. She worked for many years in the Education Department at The Metropolitan Museum of Art before devoting herself full-time to her art.  She served on the boards of the Neuberger Museum of Art and Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art.