Laurelin Gilmore

About the Artist

Laurelin Gilmore is best known for her fantasy oil paintings that blend animal or insect attributes with the human form. More recently, her work blends the subject and the environment itself. The artist uses realism to invite the viewer to suspend disbelief, and
fantasy elements to expand on themes of feminine power, the habitation of the planet, and of the body. She says, “I’m interested in the perceived separateness of humans and the natural world from which we can’t actually divorce ourselves, the power and beauty
of aloneness, individuality, and the celebration of inherent human power.” Though human beings have come to celebrate the potential of the synthetic, the artist reminds us that we are still deeply connected to the organic.
Though mostly self-taught, Ms. Gilmore earned an Associate of Fine Arts degree from Sacramento City College where she studied painting, portraiture and figure study. Her work has won awards from the Sacramento Fine Art Center and the California State
Fair. She has been featured in the Sacramento News & Review, Submerge Magazine, ad other publications. She has shown all over California and in several other states, and her work has been collected all over the world. Her art was recently commissioned by
Showtime to be featured in the season 1 finale episode of The L Word: Generation Q. She keeps a working studio at Sacramento’s Verge Center for the Arts. She is currently represented by Artize Gallery in Palm Springs, California.
Laurelin is a painter, writer, mixed media artist, and sculptor. She uses a variety of mediums to create a wide range of platforms for the conversations that interest her.

Artist CV

Studio
Verge Center for the Arts
vergeart.com
625 S Street, Studio 24
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 448-2985

Gallery Representation
Artize Gallery
artizegallery.com
2600 S. Cherokee Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
(760) 835-1866

Education
Associate of Arts Degree, Sacramento City College, Sacramento

Awards
Best of Show: “Coiled” (Animal House/Sacramento Fine Art Center)
Critic’s Choice Award: “A Love Letter to B” (Love of Letters/Gallery 2110)
Award of Merit (Sacramento State Fair)

Publications
Apero Fine art Catalog: Nature, August 2019
Apero Fine Art Catalog: Grow, August 2018
Submerge Magazine – 2016
Sacramento Bee – 2016
Sacramento News & Review – 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015
Syracuse Cultural Workers 2014 Women Artists Datebook

Film & Television
The L Word: Generation Q, Season 1, Ep. 8, “A Lapse in Judgement” Jan 2020

Solo Shows
“In the Night Garden”, Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, Ca Spring 2021
“The Stories We Tell Ourselves”, Pence Gallery, Davis, Ca March 2020
“Intrinsic Nature”, ARTHOUSE Gallery, Sacramento, Ca Mar 2019
“A Sample of Time: selected works from 2009-2016”, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
Jul 2017
“Spotlight”, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA September 2015
“Little Relics Presents: Laurelin Gilmore”, Little Relics, Sacramento, CA April 2015
(Feature and interview: Submerge Magazine)
“A Population of Oddities” Union Hall Gallery, Sacramento, CA June 2014
“Fairies”, Art of Toys, Sacramento CA Mar 2013
Front Window, University Art on J, Sacramento, CA Mar-April 2013
“Human/Nature”, Gallery 2110, Sacramento, CA June 2012
“Through the Knothole”, Blue Wing Gallery, Woodland, CA April 2012
“The So Far Point: A Retrospective”, Marco Fuoco Gallery, Sacramento, CA September
2010
(Cover Image and Interview: Sacramento News & Review)

Group Shows
2020
“Fins, Feathers & Fur”, ARTHOUSE, Sacramento, Ca Feb 2020
“Retrospective”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, Ca Jan 2020
2019
“Two-Faced” Pence Gallery, Davis, Ca Oct 2019
“Sacramento Open Studios”, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, Ca Sep 2019
“Monsters” Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA Jul 2019
“Every Woman Biennial Los Angeles”, Los Angeles, CA Jun 2019
“A Show of Ice and Fire”, Gallery 1810, Sacramento, CA Apr 2019
“Retrospective” Art of Toys, Sacramento, Ca Jan 2019
2018
“Deck the Walls”, Gallery 1810, Sacramento, CA Dec 2018
“Gilded”, Tate Studios, Sacramento, CA Oct 2018
“Doll Artists”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA Oct 2018
“All Things Wicked” Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Oct 2018
“Pence Gallery Art Auction” Pence Gallery, Davis, CA Sep 2018
“A New Spin on Vinyl” Sparrow Gallery, Sacramento, Ca Sep 2018
“Sacramento Open Studios”, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, Ca Sep 2018
“Green” Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA Aug-Sep 2018
“Creator” Doris Matsui Gallery, Sacramento, CA May-Aug 2018
“Celebrating Women” Location 1980, Costa Mesa, CA May 2018
“Fierce and Frail: Of Beings, Beasts and Seed”, Verum Ultimum, Portland, OR Apr 2018
“Turning Heads”, SMUD Gallery, Sacrameto, CA Jan-Mar 2018
2017
“Hot Buttered Rum”, Gallery 1810, Sacramento, CA Dec 2017
“New Work, New Show: Two Women”, Tannehill Studios, Sacramento, CA Oct 2017
“Living Wild”, Kennedy Gallery, Sacramento, CA Sep 2017
“Fins & Feathers”, Tannehill Studios, Sacramento, CA Sep 2017
Sacramento Open Studios Tour”, Sacramento, CA Sep 2017
“Oddtropolis”, The Midway SF, San Francisco, CA Jun 2017
“Sinister Creature Con”, Stockton Arena, Stockton, CA Jun 2017
“Urban Myths and Legends”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA Jun 2017
“Fairies”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA Apr 2017
Group Shows
2016
“City of Trees: Art and Ink Expo”, Sacramento, CA Oct 2016
“Sacramento Open Studios”, Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento, CA Sep-2016
“Sacramento City College Centennial Exhibition”, Kondos Gallery, Sacramento CA Aug2016
“Interconnected”, Arthouse on R, Sacramento, CA Jul 2016
Little Relics, Sacramento, CA May 2016
“Fairies”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA Apr 2016
“Coffee Lovers”, Little Relics, Sacramento, CA Feb 2016
“Common Threads: Layers”, SMUD Gallery, Sacramento, CA Jan-Mar 2016
“Retrospective”, Art of Toys, Sacramento Ca Jan 2016
2015
“Reverse Mermaid”, Blue Lamp, Sacramento, Ca Nov 2015
“Oddville”, American Steel, Oakland, CA Oct 2015
“Capitol Artists Studios Tour”, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sac, CA Sep
2015
“After Dark IV”, Greg Moon Gallery, Taos, NM June 2015
“Self, Beyond the Face”, Red Dot Gallery, Sacramento, CA June 2015
“Fusion”, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA May-Jun 2015
“Fairies”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA April 2015
2014
“Magnum Opus”, Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Sacramento, CA Aug 2014
“Fairies”, Art of Toys, Sacramento, CA April 2014
“Human Voices II”, Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento CA April 2014
“Beliefs”, SMUD Art Gallery, Sacramento, CA Oct 2013-Jan 2014
2013
“Wanderlust”, Modern Eden, San Francisco, CA Dec 2013
“Animal Fairy Tales, Fables, Fact or Fiction”, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
Dec 2013
“Thrift Monsters”, Sacramento Art Complex Loft Gallery, Sacramento, CA Sep 2013
“Capitol Artists Studios Tour”, Center for Contemporary Art Sacramento, Sac, CA Sep
2013
“Summer National Juried Exhibition”, Marin MOCA, Novato, CA Jun-Jul 2013
“Poetry, Art & Jazz”, Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento CA Mar 2013
“Animal House”, Sacramento Fine Art Center, Sacramento CA Mar 2013
“Layers”, Transmission Gallery, Oakland, CA Feb 2013
“Animal Attraction”, Temporary Contemporary, Sacramento, CA Jan 2013
2012
“Bats”, Shine Café, Sacramento, Ca Oct 2012
“Love of Letters”, Gallery 2110 and Sacramento Art Complex, Sacramento, CA Feb
2012
(Cover Image Sacramento News & Review)

Festivals
“First Fest”, River Park, West Sacramento, CA May 2017
“CurtisFest”, Curtis Park, Sacramento, CA Aug 2015
“Midtown Arts Festival”, MARRS Building, Sacramento, CA Oct 2013
“Delta Wine & Art Faire”, The Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg, CA Oct 2013
“Midtown Arts Festival”, MARRS Building, Sacramento, CA Oct 2012
“Delta Wine & Art Faire”, The Old Sugar Mill, Clarksburg, CA Oct 2012
“Summer Solstice Festival”, Stellar Studios, Sacramento, CA, Jun 2009
“Alley Arts Festival”, Bridge to Art, Sacramento, CA Jun 2009

Installations & Special Exhibitions
“Timespace With Stuffed Animals”, Sacramento Art Complex, Sacramento CA Fall 2013
“Trees of Life”, Governor’s Office of Planning & Research, Sacramento, CA 2008-2011
Fine Art Exhibit, California State Fair, Sacramento, CA Summer 2007

Other Projects
Midtown Alley Project Mural: “Newborn”, Sacramento, CA 2008
Sacramento News & Review Newsstand Project, Sacramento CA 2009
“Bees at the Bee”, Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA May 2010

Affiliations
Verge Center for the Arts, Sacramento http://www.vergeart.com
Swell Sister Society http://www.swellsister.com

Social Media
Facebook.com/laurelingilmoreartist
Instagram.com/laurelingilmoreartist

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