Laurel Roth Hope
HominidsPeacocksBiodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban PigeonsReflection EngineFlight of the DodoFoodTapestriesChandeliersMan's Best FriendPharmacopieaHope Chest
I am a self-taught artist who is interested in the biological ramifications of humankind’s drive to modify ourselves as well as our environment. Before I started my career as an artist, I was a park ranger and worked in natural resource conservation. I have work included in the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC, the Museum of Art and Design in New York, Crystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas, Project Space 176 in London, The Progressive Collection, 21C Museum in Louisville, KY, and the Ripley’s Museum of Hollywood, CA, among other institutions.

In addition to my own work I sometimes collaborate with Andy Diaz Hope, as well as other artists, on projects and installations.

I am represented by Bergarde Gallery in The Netherlands.

Please note that, like many things in life, this artist's statement and website is a work in progress.


I'm currently looking for new exhibition opportunities

I'm excited to have a large-scale collaborative piece with Andy Diaz Hope in the upcoming show Artist as Maggid: Jewish Tales and Creatures at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in fall of 2017

The State of the Art Show organized by Crystal Bridges Museum continues to travel with several of my pieces included in the exhibit. Next stop is the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee from May - Sept 2017

I spent the winter of 2016 as an artist in residence at the Kohler Arts/Industry Program in Wisconsin where I developed a new body of work in vitreous china. Thanks, JMKAC! You guys are the best!