Laurel Lukaszewski’s installations and sculptures express a tranquil, simple aesthetic. Works of extruded forms in the shapes of ribbons and coils resemble three-dimensional line drawings or calligraphic brushstrokes. Other works are ambitious installations consisting of thousands of individually shaped, hand-formed objects, reflecting imagery from nature, focusing on the idea of a moment captured in time, a nod to the concept “ici-go ichi-e” originally from the Japanese tea ceremony.
A Washington, DC area based artist, Laurel attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, where her studies included Japanese calligraphy, art and Buddhism. While at Florida State University, she earned a BA in International Affairs and a MA in Asian Studies. Laurel notes, that in addition to her formal studies, time spent living in rural Japan also gives significant influence to her creative endeavors.
Laurel has an extensive exhibition record and has shown her work in numerous galleries and institutions across the country, including venues in metropolitan DC, Philadelphia, New York, Seattle, and St Louis.
A founding member of Flux Studios in Mt Rainier, MD, Laurel’s works are held in both private and corporate collections.