Laurie Flaherty - Detail

Laurie Flaherty

United States 1966

Nature Art

www.laurieflaherty.com

Laurie Flaherty
Laurie Flaherty
Female
United States
1966
November 6, 2015
Ok, I know it's so damn corny to quote somebody just to describe yourself, let alone Confucius, but this quote says all about my relationship with Widewalls, so forgive me for doing this: Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. Am I forgiven?

Laurie Flaherty is an American artist best known for paintings depicting natural world in all its splendor, dazzle and with surprising patterns.

Depicting Fauna

Laurie Flaherty - Aerial and Acrobat
Laurie Flaherty – Aerial and Acrobat

Flaherty was born in Oshkosh in 1966. She received her B.F.A. in Painting at Miami University in Oxford, and her M.F.A. in Painting from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Laurie takes nature as her sole inspiration, creating paintings that are, as the artist says, both outward and inward looking. What she does is transforming elements, taken from the world of nature, to the pure visual metaphors of her own inner world of emotions and ideas.

Depicting Fauna

Laurie Flaherty - Hearten and Arc
Laurie Flaherty – Hearten and Arc

Her colors are mostly clean, fitting perfectly to Laurie’s fascinating patterning. Focusing on color, composition and light, Flaherty captures elements derived from the careful observation, some sort of a conversation between her and the nature, revealing untouched human experience.

Flaherty held many solo and group exhibitions throughout New England and Ohio and her work can be found in private and corporate permanent collections in New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

The artist is represented by EBK Gallery.

Laurie Flaherty lives and works in town of Guilford, Connecticut.

Featured image: Laurie Flaherty – Uplift (detail)
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Real Art WaysGroup Show, Hartford, CTGroup
2015Group ShowSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2015Group ShowSorelle Gallery, New Canaan, CT and Albany, NYGroup
2015AwakeningsArt Space, Guilford, CTSolo
2014Birds of PreyEBK Gallery, Hartford, CTSolo
2014Group ShowSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2014Group ShowSouth Street Gallery, Greenport, NYGroup
2013Group ShowArt Essex Gallery, Essex, CTGroup
2013Group ShowEBK Gallery, West Hartford, CTGroup
2013Group showSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Group ShowArt Essex Gallery, Essex, CTGroup
2012Group ShowEBK Gallery, West Hartford, CTGroup
2012Group showSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Group ShowSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2012Group ShowSouth Street Gallery, Greenport, NYGroup
2011Group ShowSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2011Group ShowSouth Street Gallery, Greenport, NYGroup
2010Group ShowMulford Collectors Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2009Group ShowMulford Collectors Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2008Altered GroundConnecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Gallery, Hartford, CTGroup
2008Artists' ChoicesMulford Collectors Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2007Two PaintersGallery 195, New Haven, CTGroup
2007Miniature ShowMill Gallery, Guilford, CTGroup
2007Group ShowMulford Collectors Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2006The Constant LineNan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2006Group ShowArtspace, New Haven, CTGroup
2006Gallery ArtistsNan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2006Recent WorkSoprafina Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2006TidalArtspace Gallery, Guilford, CTSolo
2005Group ShowArtspace, New Haven, CTGroup
2005Group ShowMorpeth Gallery, Hopewell, NJGroup
2005Gallery ArtistsNan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2004Gallery ArtistsNan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2004Small WondersJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2003Group ShowJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2003Gallery ArtistsNan Mulford Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2003Small WondersJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2002Group ShowCaldbeck Gallery, Rockland, MEGroup
2002Gallery ArtistsNan Mulford Gallery, Rockport, MEGroup
2002Small WondersJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2001Group ShowJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2001Vision and AspirationTremont Street Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
2001Through the Skin of WaterJudi Rotenberg Gallery, Boston, MASolo
2000New Work from New HarborSmall Space Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
1999National Prize ShowFederal Reserve Gallery, Boston, MA juried by Peter Rathbone, Eliza Rathbone and Belinda RathboneGroup
1998Paintings from New HarborSmall Space Gallery, New Haven, CTGroup
1998Image and VerseUniversity Place Gallery, Cambridge, MAGroup
1997The Waters of MarchGallery 57, Cambridge, MASolo
1996Natural ImmersionMills Gallery, Boston, MAGroup
1994DrawingsMcuade Gallery, Merrimack College, North Andover, MASolo
1993Group ShowMcCormack Gallery, Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MAGroup
1993Group ShowThe (X) Gallery, Nantucket, MAGroup
1993Works on PaperNantucket School of Design and the Arts, Nantucket, MAGroup
1991Penn Prints: Thirty Years of PrintmakingArthur Ross GalleryGroup
1990Group ShowInstitute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PAGroup
1988New WorkHiestand Gallery, Oxford, OHSolo