I’m an artist working from a studio in Jericho, Oxford. I practice to investigate the world around me, painting and drawing landscapes, still life and people. I believe in the creative process as fundamentally important for the wellbeing of artists and the spiritual condition of the society in which they work. I am a Baha’i, and draw inspiration from the Baha’i view of the transformative power of the arts, and the significance of practicing as an artist for the upliftment of my own and others’ lives. I am inspired by the zeitgeist of early to mid-Century British painting, particularly the work of the neoromantic artists, and draw on multiple visual sources in my work.

Instagram: @lauradegenhardtstudio

Selected Exhibitions

For Women by Women 2, ronapainting gallery, Oxford
Art and the Interconnectedness of All Things, Wolfson College, Oxford
Seven Counties Open 2019, OVADA, Oxford
Below the Surface, OVADA, Oxford
Steam, Old Fire Station, Oxford
Art Lab #2, Fama Fame, London
Ideas in the Making, River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
JAM, Jam Factory, Oxford
Breaking of Tulips: Unwrapping Books, Oxford Botanical Gardens
Import, Brick Lane Gallery, London
Art Lab #1, Gepard 14, Switzerland
Oxfordshire Artweeks, Workshop Studios, Oxford

MFA Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL 2011
Post Graduate Certificate of Education (post-compulsory), 2015

Fine Art Master’s programme Professional Experience and Final Project tutor, Oxford Brookes University (2019 – 2022)
Undergraduate Fine Art Associate Lecturer, Oxford Brookes University (2013 – 2022)
Foundation Art and Design Fine Art tutor, Abingdon and Witney College (2013 – 2019)
Painting and lifedrawing courses at OVADA and Sunningwell School of Art

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