Bio

About The Artist:
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My name is Laura Hogan. 

I am a creative explorer with a curiosity for the human experience & processes of meta-cognition.

My artistic development is entwined with my life-long curiosity about phenomenology and the subjective nature of the shared human experience. While my work has evolved over time to cover many mediums, its intent has always been to inspire conversations about the subjective realities created by the human mind. I am inspired by the study of neuroscience, particularly in the small areas of the brain called synaptic clefts. Within these microscopic spaces measuring only 20-40 nanometers across, all experience of reality and communication as we know it is made possible. The works I create are artistic depictions of action potentials (thoughts) traveling from one neuron to the next through the synaptic clefts via a process called neurotransmission. Through these creations, I am able to explore how neurotransmission might look within my own mind. Once a piece is presented, the viewer is then responsible for generating their own interpretation. This is another form of transmission, which then leads to conversation. My goal is to inspire my viewers to better understand the differences in human perspectives and to strive to see one another’s points of views more clearly. My motivation is to delve into the relativity of the mind in order to illuminate the endless interpretations derived from a single work of art.

Creating Consciousness with Each Line Since 1989.

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

2018    Foundations Course of Art Therapy. Metafora Centre d’estudis d’artterapia. Barcelona, Catalonia.

2017    Chandra Yoga International Yoga Teacher. Rishikesh, India.

2016    BFA in Painting & Drawing: Concentration in Sculpture, Minor in Psychology: concentration in Neuropsychology, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst OR, USA.

2011    Associate of Arts Degree, Portland Community College, Portland OR, USA.

2009    TEFEL Professional Certificate, TEFEL Institute, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

2006    High School Diploma, Kagman High School, Saipan, MP, Northern Marianas Islands.

CV: 

  • Currently Represented by Exposed – A Space For Art https://www.exposedspace.com/.
  • 2020 Artios Gallery, “United Through Art”, virtual group exhibition. https://www.artiosgallery.com/event-info/united-through-art .
  • 2020 The Artli Gallery, May artist of the Month, https://www.artligallery.com/
  • 2020 Virtual Artist Residency with Cel del Nord. Cel del Nord, Plaça Major 4, Oristà 08518 Barcelona, https://celdelnord.com/past-residents.
  • 2020 ART Russia, Moscow, Gostiny Dvor, st. Ilyinka, house number 4, Moscow Russia, https://artrussiafair.com/artist/.
  • 2019 The Old Biscuit Factory with Art Number 23 “Synergic”, group show, 100 Clements rd, Block F SE 16 4DG, London.
  • 2019 Artist Residency with Cedarwood Arts, Plymouth, England.
  • 2018      Zverev Contemporary Art Centre. “Present, Perfect, Continuous” exhibition with Art23. 29, Novoryazanskaya St., Moscow
  • 2018      Teacher/Assistant to Potter Adrian Wistreich at Kinsale Pottery, Kinsale, Ireland. http://www.kinsaleceramics.com/index.php/about.
  • 2018   The Olcote Gallery, “Thought Illustrations”. Kinsale Pottery, Kinsale, Ireland. 
  • 2018      The Boat House Gallery, “Thought Illustrations”, Kinsale, Ireland.
  • 2016      THRIVE Yoga & Wellness Gallery Exhibition “Creative Neurological Consciousness”, 7831 SE Stark St. #300, Portland, OR 97215, USA.
  • 2016     SE Grind Gallery Exhibition “Creative Neurological Consciousness”, 1223 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR, 97202, USA.
  • 2015        Graduate Thesis Exhibition, “Shedding Layers”, Art Gym Gallery, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR, USA.
  • 2015      Mayer Arts Gallery, “Hidden Layers: A World of Forgotten Time”, solo show, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR, USA.
  • 2014      Spare Room Gallery, group exhibition Marylhurst University, Portland, OR, USA.
  • 2014      Honorary Award, Lake Oswego Juried Art Fair, Lake Oswego, OR, USA.
  • 2014      Assistant to Artist John Frame. http://johnframesculpture.com/
  • 2013      AFRU Gallery showing “Out of the Woods”, 534 SE Oak St. Portland, OR, 97214, USA.
  • 2012      Official artist for Earth Day Portland Community College & City Repair Project, Portland OR, USA.
  • 2011      Creation of mural for John’s Bar & Grill in North Portland, OR, USA.
  • 2008      Belmont Apartment gallery opening, group show, Portland OR, USA.
  • 2005-2006      Flame Tree Arts Festival, Saipan, MP.

AWARDS

2015      Knight-Transfer Student Scholarship: Mr. & Mrs. Philip Knight, Marylhurst University.
2014      Mayer Arts Scholarship, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst Oregon.  

2006      President’s Education Awards Program: In Recognition of Outstanding Academic Achievement, Kagman High School.  

Press:

2020 Featured in Artmosphere Magazine, https://es.calameo.com/read/0063013924627ff836f1a, pg. 38-39.

2020 Featured in BlueBee Magazine – Volume 4, pg. 59 – https://www.bluebeegallery.com/bluebee-magazine

2018      Featured Artist in Present, Perfect, Continuous 

2013      Honorable Mention. Lake Oswego Center for the Arts Festival.  https://www.lakewood-center.org/pages/lakewood-festival-award-winners-2013

2013     Out of the Woods Exhibition, AFRU Gallery. http://www.afrugallery.com/out-of-the-woods/index.html

LIFE ACHIEVEMENTS:

2019      KLM Aruba Marathon, Aruba.

2019 Baikal Ice Marathon, Siberia, Russia.

2018     The Sahara Marathon, Saharawi Refugee Camp, Algeria, Africa.

2008      The Original Marathon, Athens Greece.

2008      The Portland Marathon, Portland Oregon, USA.

2007      Gold Coast Marathon, Gold Coast Australia.

2005      The Great Wall Marathon, China.