Cuban-American, Seattle based artist Laura Castellanos has been conjuring since the early 80's. Her work is part of several public art collections, including the Tacoma Art Museum, City of Seattle Permanent Collection and Seattle City Lights Portable Works Collection.
Other highlights include: the Bumbershoot Poster, Civic Fence Project, Shunpike Storefronts Projects, Spaceworks Tacoma and televised features on the Seattle Channel such as “Art Zone” and Town Hall’s “Inside Art”. Recent solo exhibitions include, “Assorted Idols” at Moses Lake Museum & Art Center and “Borrowed Tribe” at Gallery 4Culture. Laura is an awardee of the prestigious Pollock-Krasner award and an Artist Trust GAP grant recipient.
Selected Press and Exhibitions
- Laura Castellanos' History-Stained, Talisman-Filled Studio Amanda Manitach, City Arts Magazine
- The Pollack-Krasner Foundation, grantee image collection
- Tender Buttons, solo exhibition at ArtXchange Gallery
- Artist Trust, Award Winners Profile
- Laura Castellanos populates Gallery4Culture with a Borrowed Tribe, Blog 4Culture
- "Equipped with a vivid imagination and nimble knack for inventing characters, the prolific Castellanos populates the gallery with an abundant (150+) collection of richly varied, mixed-media “sock” dolls – a memorable body of work created as a powerful homage to her grandmother."