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Laura McClanahan
Glen Gardner, NJ

About the Artist

Laura McClanahan's artwork is an exploration of natural patterns. Her main thesis is a study of water forms as a metaphor for thought patterns. Through photography and painting, Laura experiments with abstract imagery inspired by nature and her inner understanding of micro and macro patterns. Her images could be celestial or microscopic, this is her understanding of "as above, so below".

Laura is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with an MFA degree in Studio Art. She uses experimental techniques with color darkroom photograms, video and large format printing. Laura contin…

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About the Artist

Laura McClanahan’s artwork is an exploration of natural patterns. Her main thesis is a study of water forms as a metaphor for thought patterns. Through photography and painting, Laura experiments with abstract imagery inspired by nature and her inner understanding of micro and macro patterns. Her images could be celestial or microscopic, this is her understanding of "as above, so below".

Laura is a graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art with an MFA degree in Studio Art. She uses experimental techniques with color darkroom photograms, video and large format printing. Laura continues to expand her explorations via both photography and painting. Her painting series are well exhibited in New York City and at Art Fairs.

Artist’s Work

Abstract Photography
Diplosphaera gracilis
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Diplosphaera gracilis

By Laura McClanahan

Single
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Single

By Laura McClanahan

Sisters 3
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Sisters

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns aqua blue 1045
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Breaking Patterns - Aqua Blue - #1045

By Laura McClanahan

Cyrtidosphaera reticulata b
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Cyrtidosphaera reticulata_b

By Laura McClanahan

Clear
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Clear

By Laura McClanahan

Halosphaera viridis
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Halosphaera viridis

By Laura McClanahan

Female
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Female

By Laura McClanahan

Acanthometra elastica
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Acanthometra elastica

By Laura McClanahan

Carybdea rastoni
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Carybdea rastoni

By Laura McClanahan

Li patterns 2569
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Li Patterns #2569

By Laura McClanahan

Coscinodiscus grani
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Coscinodiscus grani

By Laura McClanahan

Li patterns 2618
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Li Patterns #2618

By Laura McClanahan

Thecadinium ornatum
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Thecadinium ornatum

By Laura McClanahan

Skin 3
Forminifera a
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Forminifera a.

By Laura McClanahan

Dictyosama trigonizon a
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Dictyosama trigonizon a

By Laura McClanahan

Cyrtidosphaera reticulata a
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Cyrtidosphaera reticulata a.

By Laura McClanahan

System
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System

By Laura McClanahan

Li patterns 2584
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Li Patterns #2584

By Laura McClanahan

Li patterns 2590
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Li Patterns #2590

By Laura McClanahan

Li patterns 2629
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Li Patterns #2629

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns 55
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Breaking Patterns - #55

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns 10
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Breaking Patterns - #10

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns 135
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Breaking Patterns - #135

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns aqua blue 1099
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Breaking Patterns - Aqua Blue - #1099

By Laura McClanahan

Gene
Breaking patterns aqua blue 1023
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Breaking Patterns - Aqua Blue - #1023

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns 38
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Breaking Patterns - #38

By Laura McClanahan

Breaking patterns aqua blue 1050
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Breaking Patterns - Aqua Blue - #1050

By Laura McClanahan

Selected Exhibitions

  • Ashok Jain Gallery, Solo Exhibition
    New York, NY, 2016
  • Artifact Gallery, Solo Exhibition
    New York, NY, 2016
  • The Drawing Room Art Gallery, Photography Exhibition
    Cos, Cob, Ct., 2014
  • Simon Gallery, Evolving Patterns, Solo Exhibition
    Morristown, NJ, 2013
  • Simon Gallery, Breaking Patterns, Solo Exhibition
    Morristown, NJ, 2011

Press and Accolades

  • Jersey Arts/Featured Artist
    August, 2011
  • ArtCard, Editor's Pick
    December, 2016
  • Design NJ magazine, featured painting
    August, 2015

Education

  • Maryland Institute College of Art, MFA
    Baltimore, MD,2007 
  • Bank Street College of Education & Parsons School of Design, Art Education Certificate
    NYC, NY,1994 
  • Lehigh University, BA
    Bethlehem, PA,1990