by Laura Lasworth
Artist and Benedictine oblate Laura Lasworth of Seattle Pacific University shares some of her artwork and discusses how visual art and narrative coincide. She explains the inspiration behind many of her pieces, particularly those created in response to literature. Presented at the 2014 CCCA Razor's Edge Conference.
Laura Lasworth was born in Chicago, IL and received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Art Institute of Chicago. She decided to head west in search of her Masters Degree, and moved to California to accomplish her studies, which lead to a Master's of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, CA. After receiving her degree, she was invited to join the faculty of California State University-Northridge. After ten years in Northrigdge, Lasworth taught art at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. Lasworth has had the opportunity to exhibit her work within group exhibitions on numerous occasions and has held nine solo shows within the last 20 years. Many of these exhibitions took place in California where she lived until just recently. Lasworth currently lives in northwest Washington state and is on the art faculty at Seattle Pacific University.