Artist Bio

Mid-career artist Christina Laurel, a resident of Liberty, SC, will be Newnan ArtRez’s

Artist-in- residence for the month of April. Laurel creates immersive installations in

Japanese shoji paper, which is often printed with images from her two-dimension

artwork. The walk-in installations provide an art experience – an oasis in our world of

sensory bombardment. Laurel uses nature as a reference – e.g., gingko leaf and butterfly,

but while in Newnan, GA, the artist plans to explore the lily pad as the motif for a future


Laurel was an artist-in- residence at Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Amherst, VA,

2016; Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA, 2015; and Paducah Arts Alliance, Paducah,

KY, 2014. The artist has exhibited widely, received awards and grants, and taught

children to seniors in museum art programs – including “Sketching in the Galleries” at

the invitation of the Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC. Her most recent

solo exhibit “Remnants” was January/February 2017 in the gallery of the Metropolitan

Arts Council, Greenville, SC.

Recent Artists

Charles Bardes
Feb 2018 -March 2018
Jessie Janeshek
December 2017
Kendall Portis
October 2017
Jhon Sanchez, Esq
September 2017
Jane Ingram Allen
August 2017
Christina Laurel
April 2017
Lauren Koch
June 2017
Deedra Ludwig
May 2017
James Grant
February 2017
Eilis Crean
January 2017