Laura Berman


Laura Berman

In essence, my work celebrates the joy of seeing and the beauty of discovery. I have recently spent time seeking vast landscapes as a way to connect with the universals of being. My work reflects the inter-relatedness between expanses and details within space, and how even the smallest action can create a cascade of events and phenomena. My images are composed in a series of iterations. Families of colors, imagery and compositions.

Laura Crehuet Berman is a Spanish-American artist who creates images that layer time, space, form and color together. The natural world inspires her, and there is a focus on play, improvisation, and relational dynamics in her work. Berman has created site-specific exhibitions and exhibited her print work in over 150 exhibitions at galleries and museums around the country and internationally. Her prints are widely collected and she has made commissioned work for a number of institutions and public collections.

Berman has worked as an artist-in-residence at Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Colorado),Frans Masereel Centrum (Belgium), Atlantic Center for the Arts (Florida) and Can Serrat Artist Center (Spain), among others, and she has been a visiting artist and lecturer at over 45 institutions around the world. Her work has been featured in the books Contemporary American Printmakers by Rooney/Stanish, Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce, A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking by Ehlers/Ehlbeck/Muise, An Artist and A Mother by Carpenter-Estrada/Somsen/Buteyn, and Color Theory: A Critical Introduction by Aaron Fine (which features her work on the book cover). Berman has worked with a number of fine print and commercial publishers around the world, including Flatbed Center for Contemporary Printmaking (Austin), Círculo del Arte (Barcelona), Flash Flood Prints (Tulsa), and Pele Prints (St. Louis), where she has a longstanding relationship in collaborative publishing.

Laura Berman is a Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught in the Printmaking Department since 2002. She is a Founding Member of the Art Brand Alliance, author of the ongoing online series of artist interviews, Reflections on Color and Printmaking, and together with her husband, she runs Prairie-side Cottage and Outpost, a family-friendly artist’s retreat in the Flint Hills region of Matfield Green, Kansas, USA. relate together closely in my work without ever duplicating each other. As layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix, and patterns form. I keep my process of working dynamic and playful so that my images can evolve as they are made, in turn, building entirely new worlds.