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 feel very lucky to currently have work included in many prominent collections, including 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. In addition to my own work I sometimes collaborate with Andy Diaz Hope, as well as other artists, on projects and installations.

I am currently represented by:
Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco
and Bergarde Gallery in The Netherlands

For inquiries, please contact:
Gallery Wendi Norris
161 Jessie Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 p: 415.346.7812

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


My next solo show will be at Gallery Wendi Norris in September 2016.

I'll be spending Jan-March 2016 as an artist in residence at the Kohler Arts/Industry Program in Wisconsin where I'll be working on a major new piece for my upcoming show.

I participated in several shows in 2014, including Crystal Bridges "State of theArt:Discovering American Art Now" show opening September 2014.
The Singing and the Silence at The Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC
The Skull Show at The Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts will feature some of my hominid skulls June 12th through August 31st.
Against the Grain: This show, organized by Museum of Art and Design, New York, featuring some of my wood carvings, is currently at The Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. It has a beautiful hardcover catalog (with a cover photo of one of my pieces) available at many local bookstores or Amazon.

After wrapping up a productive year as an Artist Fellow at the de Young Museum of San Francisco, I had a solo show at Gallery Wendi Norris in San Francisco in fall of 2013 - a partial catalog can be seen online at Flight of the Dodo.