I'm honored to be an Artist Fellow of 2012 at the de Young Museum of San Francisco. Come visit Andy and I during March, 2013, when we'll be showing the completed triptych of tapestries The Conflicts
in the Kimabll Gallery.
Upcoming or ongoing exhibitions:40 Under 40: Craft Futures
, Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC - There is a beautifully printed catalog for the Craft Futures show with several interesting essays available at Amazon
opening Fall 2012: Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth: Evolution in Progress
, Bergarde Gallery
, Rotterdam, the NetherlandsAgainst the Grain
, Mint Museum
, Charlotte, NC - This show (which will continue at the Museum of Art and Design in New York) has a great book (with a cover photo of one of my pieces) by the same name available at many local bookstores or Amazon.Hoodoo Eternity
Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels, Belgium
I use art to examine biological ramifications of human behavior and humankinds drive to modify itself as well as its environment. By playing with the convergence of biology and design to create new cultural artifacts, I try to question social constructions of need, design, and individual desire.
In the last 8 years since quitting my job as a park ranger to focus solely on art, my work has shown in India, London, New York, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Belgium, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, where I have a studio in the Compound 21 collective. I am currently represented by Schroeder Romero Gallery
in New York, Gallery Wendi Norris
in San Francisco, and Packer Schopf Gallery
In addition to my own work I regularly collaborate with Andy Diaz Hope, as well as other artists, on projects and installations.
Please note that, like many things in life, this artist's statement and website is a work in progress.