Laurel Roth Hope
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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.

Please note that, like many things in life, this website is a work in progress.

RECENT NEWS:

My Biodiversity Reclamation Suits for Urban Pigeons are currently on display in Connections at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian.

I'm excited to be working on a large-scale collaborative piece with Andy Diaz Hope to be included in Artist as Maggid: Jewish Tales and Creatures at the the Contemporary Jewish Museum in fall of 2017.

The State of the Art Show continues to travel. Next stop is the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville from May - Sept 2017. Here's some information about the work I have included in the show.

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! Here's a video about my work there.

Here's another video about my work, this one done as part of my inclusion in The Singing and the Silence at The Smithsonian American Art Museum.