Laurie Berenhaus

Laurie Berenhaus

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    Sculpture

    Drawing

    Artist's Statement

    My sculptures explore how the female form responds to aging, reproduction, and trauma. The unique creatures depicted in my latest sculpture series, HYSTERIA, are my “wandering women.” Their acrobatic gestures and distorted proportions are manifestations of a body in flux. HYSTERIA takes ownership of what it is to be in the ever-changing female form and all the enchanting absurdity it encompasses.

    My current series stems from the tipping point when we are forced to confront ourselves and recalibrate to survive. I distort the female form with plump torsos, elongated limbs, and bird-like necks. Body parts twist as if searching for a new point of view. These figures live in a disorienting world where spatial awareness may stretch and expand.

    Selected Exhibitions

    2020
    The Roar Within, Riverfront Gallery, Yonkers, NY

    Concourse Show, Phyllis Harriman Gallery, New York, NY

    2019
    Mad About Art, Fountain House Gallery's Art Auction & Benefit, Metropolitan West, New York, NY

    Knotted Pieced & Wound, Fountain House Gallery, New York, NY

    2018
    Manipulated Life, Plaxall Gallery, Queens, NY

    About Face, Fountain House Gallery, New York, NY

    Onward, Outsider Art Fair, New York, NY

    2015
    Naked Puppet Exhibit, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

    2014
    Replication 3D Printed Art Show, Fort Houston, Nashville, TN

    2013
    Annual Guest Room Exhibition, Paula Lalala MVSEVM, Cornwallville NY

    2011
    Making It, Dorrance Hamilton Hall at The University of the Arts, Philadelphia PA

    2008
    On The Trails, The Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia PA

    Artist's Bibliography

    2019
    Roberts, John, "Making Methods," Making Simple Marionettes, Crowood Press, Marlborough, United Kingdom

    2018
    McMills, A. E., "Character Design & Fabrication," 3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design, Routledge, New York, NY

    "Interview with Director/Producer Laurie Berenhaus," wearemovingstories.com, August 26, 2018

    "Music Video 'Mountains' by Laurie Berenhaus to Screen at HollyShorts Film Festival," vimooz.com, August 4, 2018

    2014
    Mufson, Beckett, "This Artist Is 3D Printing Custom Puppet Prosthetics," creators.vice.com, September 12, 2014

    O’Neal, Bridget Butler, "3D Printing Artist is Pulling Strings and Saving Puppets from Extinction," 3dprint.com, September 12, 2014

    Selected Festivals & Screenings

    2018
    International Arthouse Film Fest, Chicago, IL
    *Hollyshorts Film Festival: The Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
    Southeast New England Film, Music & Arts Festival, Providence, RI
    Queens World Film Festival, Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY

    2017
    *Leeds International Film Festival, Leeds, England
    ANIMAZE International Animation Festival, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada
    Indie Memphis Film Festival, Memphis, TN
    International River Film Festival, Padova, Italy
    ReAnimania International Film Festival, Yerevan, Armenia
    KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    New Hampshire Film Festival, Portsmouth, NH
    LA Femme Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
    Sidewalk Film Festival, Birmingham, AL
    Imaginaria Animated Film Festival, Conversano, Italy
    Grove Film Festival, Jersey City, NJ

    *Academy Award Qualifying Film Festival

    Teaching Experience

    2020
    Mason Gross Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ
    Visiting Artist

    The Art Students League of NY, New York, NY
    Teaching Assistant for Instructors Pat Lipsky, Leonid Lerman, Marcelo Daldoce, Yuka Imata

    Awards & Honors

    2018
    Fountain House Gallery + Studio, New York, NY
    Artist in Residence

    2012
    Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, National Puppetry Conference, Hartford CT
    Scholarship Recipient

    2011
    Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, National Puppetry Conference, Hartford CT
    Participant Finalist

    2010
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Merit Scholarship

    2009
    Puppeteers of America
    Mike & Frances Oznowicsz Scholarship

    Lectures & Panels

    2019
    BREAKING DOWN: Discussion on Art & Mental Illness, curated by Lexy HoTai and moira williams, Flux Factory, Queens, NY
    Panel Discussion

    2018
    Ladies Rocking the Lens, Imagine This WIFF, New York, NY
    Guest Speaker

    2015
    National Puppetry Festival, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
    Technical Workshop Leader

    2014
    Animation Goes 3D, Made in NY Media Center by IFP
    Panel Discussion

    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    Artist Alumni Talk

    Education

    2019
    The Art Students League of NY, New York, NY
    Monitor Scholarship

    2010
    The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
    BFA, Sculpture