Laura Barth - Profile

ArtistLaura BarthResidesUnited States
Websitebarth-vader.comMediumDigital Photography
Photo manipulation
Linocut printing
Charcoal
Graphite
Watercolor
Collage
Representing
Gallery
Calendula Gallery
St. Paul, MN. USA
EmailLauraBarthArt@gmail.com
Follow the ArtistInstagramThemesSymbolism
Folklore 
Divine feminine
Wild Woman
Mythology
Nature
Spirituality
Ecological Revolution
Esotericism

About the artist

Laura Barth is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist based in the mountains of North Carolina, United States. Primary media include analog and experimental photography, graphite, charcoal, watercolor, and linocut prints. Laura currently exhibits her work at Calendula gallery in St. Paul and has had work awarded, published, and exhibited across the country. She currently serves as the Digital Media Consultant for Analog Forever Magazine.

Her creative process for her altered photos typically begins with finding an image associated with a significant personal memory on her old cell phones, cameras, or film and using that image to create an instant photo. She then manipulates the resulting photo through the emulsion lift process, and frequently integrates them with other media such as graphite, watercolor, and/or botanical samples. The resulting pieces often become vague, distorted, and/or transformed during the process, often adding new sensations, feelings, or abstractions. What was originally an old memory associated with a specific situation has become something new and taken on new meaning.

Artwork Themes & Subject Matter

Recurring themes in Laura Barth’s work are profound connections with nature, personal folklore and mythology, our inner emotional lives, spirituality and mysticism, exploring the unknowable, and exploring the presence or absence of “god” or god-like figures.

Press

Laura Barth works has been featured in notable magazines including The Hand Magazine, Bait/Switch, Photographers of Ashe County, Aeonian Magazine, Dab Art Quarterly.

Upcoming Exhibitions

WhenExhibition nameGallery
June
2024
Group exhibition: “When Photography Meets Collage”New Orleans Photo Alliance
New Orleans, USA

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Selected Group Exhibitions

2024

When Photography Meets Collage, New Orleans Photo Alliance, New Orleans, LA. United States

43rd Annual Blue Ridge Overview, Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC. United States (Best in Show)

Annual Members Showcase, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. United States (Best in Show)

2023

The Best of the Blue Ridge Fine Art Juried Competition and Exhibition, The Gallery at Ashe Arts Center, West Jefferson, NC. United States

Strange, Weird Unique, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. United States

2023 NC Artists Exhibition, Contemporary Art Museum of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC. United States

The Curated Fridge (Summer 2023), CultureLab LIC (at Praxall Gallery), Long Island City, NY. United States

The Still(ed) Life: Celebrating Handmade Photo Art, Light Art Space, Silver City NM. United States

Diptych Open Theme, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. United States

2022

Empty Places : Abandoned Spaces, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. United States

Narrative – Figments and Fragments, Praxis Photo Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN. United States

2021

40th Annual Blue Ridge Overview, Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC. United States(First Place)

2020

Forsaken, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. United States

Instant, Southeast Center for Photography, Greenville, SC. United States

39th Annual Blue Ridge Overview, Wilkes Art Gallery, North Wilkesboro, NC. United States (First Place)

2018

Click_Bait, Dab Art Quarterly, Ventura, CA. United States

Revived with Light: An Exploration of Expired Photographic Media, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, TX. United States

Color Space: Contemporary Photography, Black Box Gallery, Portland, OR. United States

Vibrant, N.Y. Photo Curator (online; Honorable Mention)

Relationship, L.A. Photo Curator (online; Second Place)

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