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Laurie Katz Yehia

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20161110182809-like_fog_and_dew
Like Fog and Dew, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 27" X 19" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20161110185714-web_intension
Intension, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 20 1/2" X 19 1/2" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20161110190044-succulent
Succulent, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160718205018-web_come_and_go
Come and Go, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 19" X 27" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160718205017-web_i_am
I Am, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 25.5" X 18" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160609200522-web_one_pointedness_2
One Pointedness, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 19" X 27" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160609200023-web_in_the_space
In The Spaces, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood 13.5" X 19" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160609204448-web_stainless_2
Stainless, 2016 Stainless Steel Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 19" X 13.5" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160620213801-web_18_and_bay_2
18 at Bay, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 19" X 27" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160620202816-web_doing_and_not_doing_2
Doing and Not Doing, 2016 Switch Plates and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 25.5" X 18" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160627205036-web_white_on_mahogany
9 White on Mahogany, 2016 Switch Plates on Wood Panel 19" X 13.5" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160627202729-web_holding_the_center
Holding The Center, 2016 Switch Plates, Oil Paint and Mixed Media on Wood Panel 19" X 13.5" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160725211424-web_intimacy
Intimacy, 2016 Switch Plates, Oil Paint and Mixed Media on Wood Panel 19" X 13.5" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160627190528-web_mettas_embrace
Metta's Embrace, 2016 Switch Plates, Mixed Media and Oil Paint on Wood Panel 12.5" X 17.5" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160627194209-web_switch_plate_variations
Switch Plate Variations, 2016 Switch Plates, Oil and Acrylic Paint, Aluminium Wire and Graphite on Wood Panel 24" X 18" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160215193720-web_extension_of_what_2969_2-245-800-800-80
Extension of What 3-6-9 [3 panels], 2015 Repurposed Objects With Mixed Media on Wood Panels 72” X 36” © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160215193634-img_3026-253-800-800-80
Extension of What 1-4 [2 panels], 2015 Repurposed Objects With Mixed Media on Wood Panels 48" X 36" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160215193630-img_3022-252-800-800-80
Extension of What 7, 2015 Repurposed Objects With Mixed Media on Wood Panel 24" X 36" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20160215193624-img_3024-254-800-800-80
Extension of What 8, 2015 Repurposed Objects With Mixed Media on Wood Panel 24" X 36" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150828054254-traulsen_beyond_
Traulsen Beyond, 2015 Repurposed Refrigerator, Computers, Speakers, Extension Cords, Other Objects and Fluorescent Lights 73" H X 63" W X 47" D © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150828054312-traulsen_connection
Traulsen Alive, 2015 Photograph (detail of Installation) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150828054300-traulsen_bliss
Traulsen Bliss, 2015 Photograph (detail of Installation) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727195041-20_urfalian_7542s-214-800-800-80
Switches, 2013 Light Switches, Electrical Wire, Balsa Wood, Burning on Wood Panel 24" H X 20" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727195349-21_switch-13-800-800-80
Switch, 2013 Re-purposed Wood, Light Switch, Gold Leafed Plate, Oil Paint 4 1/2" H X 35" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727192052-1_urfalian_7510s-212-800-800-80
Extension of What [installation], 2015 Repurposed Objects, Sound, Lights, and Windows With Mixed Media on Wood Panels and Wall 80” H X 120” W (variable) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727192436-2_urfalian_7537s_1-219-800-800-80
Extension of What [installation], 2015 Repurposed Objects, Sound, Lights, and Windows With Mixed Media on Wood Panels and Wall 80” H X 120” W (variable) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727192649-3_urfalian_7548s-211-800-800-80
Extension of What [detail], 2015 Repurposed Objects, Sound, Lights, and Windows With Mixed Media on Wood Panels and Wall 80” H X 120” W (variable) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193145-4_urfalian_7557s-210-800-800-80
Extension of What [detail], 2015 Repurposed Objects, Sound, Lights, and Windows With Mixed Media on Wood Panels and Wall 80” X 120” (variable) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193336-5_extension_of_waht_detail-207-800-800-80
Extension of What [detail], 2015 Repurposed Objects, Sound, Lights, and Windows With Mixed Media on Wood Panels and Wall 80” H X 120” W (variable) © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193447-06_urfalian_7505s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193650-07_urfalian_7506s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193801-08_urfalian_7496s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727193858-09_urfalian_7497s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727194225-11_urfalian_7499s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727194328-12_urfalian_7500s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727194446-13_urfalian_7501s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Kats Yehia
20150727194544-14_urfalian_7504s
63 Page Window, 2015 Photocopies on Paper, Installation With Text Projection 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130714070438-windows_installed
Window Space, 2013 Repurposed Windows, Frames, Pipes and Wood, Oil and House Paint, Photography, Flourescent and LED Lights, and Mixed Media Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130607211235-light_emerging_
Light Emerging, 2013 Oil on Wood Panel With Fluorescent Light 24"H X 18"W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727201415-25_urfalian_7524s-216-800-800-80
Reflection On A Pipe [red, installation view], 2013 Mixed Media and Assemblage (copper Pipe, Plumber's Tape, Glass Tiles, Fluorescent Light, Aluminum Foil, Arches Paper, Oil Paint, Graphite) 24" H X 18" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150223200648-greening_web
Greening, 2014 Repurposed Objects, Oil Paint, Light Bulb, Burning on Wood Panel 16"H X 12" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727194651-19_urfalian_7519s-218-800-800-80
Artifacts, 2014 Oil and Acrylic Paint, Repurposed Objects and Fluorescent Lights on Wood Panels 16" H X 20" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727195725-22_urfalian_7523s-215-800-800-80
Trim, 2013 Re-purposed Wood, Masonite, Oil and House Paint, Nails, LED Lights 55" H X 56" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727200051-23_urfalian_7521s-217-800-800-80
Seeing Blue, 2013 Oil Paint on Wood Panel With Gold Leaf, Plaster, Chicken Wire & Light Bulbs 32" H X 24" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130805224047-seeing_blue_details_10
Seeing Blue [detail], 2013 Oil Paint on Wood Panel With Gold Leaf, Plaster, Chicken Wire & Light Bulbs 32" H X 24" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20150727201037-24_seeing_blue_side2-21-800-800-80
Seeing Blue [side view], 2013 Oil Paint on Wood Panel With Gold Leaf, Plaster, Chicken Wire & Light Bulbs 32" H X 24" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20140131191226-surge_protectors_dsc_0182
Surge protectors, 2014 Repurposed Objects, Fluorescent Light, Graphite, Glue, Burning on Wood Panel 24" X 36" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20140512223132-dsc_0473
Connections, 2014 Oil Paint, Electrical Cords, Light Bulb, Carving and Burning on Wood Panel 24" X 18" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20140331210158-connections_crop__web
Connections, 2014 Oil Paint, Electrical Cords, Light Bulb, Carving and Burning on Wood Panel 24" X 18" © Laurie Katz Yehia
20140201043310-glass_diag_dsc_0190
Diagrammatic Light, 2013 Marker, Pencil, Glass Plates, Tape, Reflected Light Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130805015345-1_dark_installation_0adjusted
Dark Light Object Space, 2013 Repurposed Objects, Windows, Frames, Pipes and Wood, Oil and House Paint, Photography, Flourescent and LED Light Bulbs Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130805213346-2_light_installation_4
Light Object Space [detail, full light], 2013 Repurposed Objects, Windows, Frames, Pipes and Wood, Oil and House Paint, Photography, Flourescent and LED Light Bulbs Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130911222144-detail_window_space1
Light Object Space [detail], 2013 Repurposed Objects, Windows, Frames, Pipes and Wood, Oil and House Paint, Photography, Flourescent and LED Light Bulbs Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130723162021-light_detail__flow_
Light Object Space [detail], 2013 Repurposed Windows, Frames, Pipes and Wood, Oil and House Paint, Photography, Flourescent and LED Lights, and Mixed Media Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130911184644-detail_light_object_space_13
Detail, Light Object Space Installation, 2013 Repurposed Wood and Objects, Oil and House Paint, Light Switches and Wires, Light Bulb Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130724220647-blue_light_web
Blue Light, 2013 Repurposed Wood, Plastic, Fluorescent Light, Mylar 53"H X 15"W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130805214601-window_reflections_81_img_1716
81 Page Window Reflections, 2013 Photography, Installation, Mylar, Collage, Rice Paper Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130723160829-illuminated_window_installation
Illuminated Windows, 2013 Window, Photography, Lights, Repurposed Wood, Pipe, Drywall, Mixed Media Variable © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130805220523-63_page_window_web
63 Page Window, 2013 Photography, Painting 72" H X 72" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130608055902-window-front-5-24in
Window Reflections, 2013 Oil Paint on Repurposed Wood and Glass Window 24" H X 24" W © Laurie Katz Yehia
20130209042610-old_orange_and_blue_splash_front
Orange and Blue Splash, 2012 Oil Paint and Mixed Media (asphalt, Aluminum, Silver Leaf, Plaster and Arches Paper) on Wood Panel 32" H X 24" W © Laurie Yehia
20130204221938-laurie
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Chicago, Illlinois
Lives in
Santa Monica, California
Works in
Los Angeles, California
Schools
Stanford University
Wesleyan University
University of Southern California
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
Tags
re-purposed materials, 3-D Paintings, abstract, mixed-media, installation, conceptual
About Laurie

Statement

Things taken out of context can be seen as no-things. No longer the same. Engaging thinking and non-thinking.

In this work, re-purposed switch plates form a grid-like structure and offer a sense of classical repose. They also serve as a foundation for the intuitive and free application of color, forms and content. I am interested in minimal concerns as well as painterly sensibilities.

I am also exploring art’s relationship to technology, obsolescence and waste, shifting perspectives, attention and impermanence.

Re-purposed objects never lose traces of their specific histories. At the same time, they embody open-ended possibilities of perception and interpretation.

Bio

Laurie Katz Yehia is a painter and installation artist in Los Angeles, and serves as a Commissioner on the Santa Monica Arts Commission. She studied drawing, painting and ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before focusing on printmaking with Nathan Oliviera as an art major at Stanford University and receiving her B.A. with Honors in Art from Wesleyan University. Yehia has studied painting with Tom Wudl in the arts district of Los Angeles since 2007. Her diverse experiences as artist, lawyer, leadership consultant, mother and public education advocate inform her art. Yehia's work has been exhibited in solo and group shows, selected for awards on ARTslant.com and included in International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII (Lemonidou and Antoniadou, curators, 2014). She has co-curated with Tressa Miller and Tom Wudl exhibitions at ArtShare LA, the studioeleven gallery in Maker City LA, the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and The Ebell of Los Angeles. 

Education

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

2015 Elements and Energy, studioeleven gallery, Maker City LA, Los Angeles, CA 

2014 Laurie Katz Yehia and Valerie Wilcox, HaleArts Space, 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

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016   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

2015-16 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 & 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

Publications

  • 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. 

Curating

2016    studioeleven at The Ebell, The Ebell of Los Angeles, 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    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**

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