(American, b. 1951)
Lauretta Lowell is an awarding winning mixed media assemblage artist from Santa Barbara who now resides in Palm Desert, CA. Her contribution to the arts is to unite the past and present with assemblages that harvest relics of the early twentieth century with our expectations for cerebral sculptures and wall art today.
The whimsical creations that leave her collectors, and those new to her work, raising their eyebrows is her inspired output that fills galleries, her studio and her website with wonder. When she was asked her process on how she comes up with her ideas for her sculptures and wall art she said:
"My art isn't planned in advance; I just let it happen. The story just seems to write itself when I wander around my workshop picking up this and that, combining treasures to see if they talk to me or spark some sort of electrical current through my veins. Using found vintage objects; I hope to offer you an interesting and fulfilling moment that captures your curiosity and makes you smile, creating an experience for you that you have never felt before."
Lauretta's assemblages are ready to start a conversation in a gallery or a home. No wall, no table, no showcase is safe from her willingness to put so many things together, to construct each finished piece.
With enigmatic titles come the wink of a sophisticated patron adding a whimsical curiosity to a collection. And with a study of each assemblage, after we puzzle over the puzzle, we always see more. There is always another layer or detour in each multi-media story. The whole is much greater than the sum of the parts in Lauretta's world. But the parts come from so many places and memories, each holds its own. Lauretta Lowell has art gliding in new definitions. That is Lauretta at her best. She is always at her best.
Thomas Lee Gallery, Ashland, Oregon, 2019 - present
CODA Gallery, 73151 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA, www.codagallery.com - June 2015 to present
Vault Gallery, 2289 Main Street, Cambria, CA, www.vaultgallery.com, 805-927-0300 - May 2018 to present
ChimMaya Gallery- FRIDA KAHLO EXHIBIT and HUMAN EQUALITY EXHIBIT, Los Angeles, CA - September 11, 2015-July 2017
ART -n- SOUL Gallery, Encinitas, CA . 2017-2019
Borrego Art Institute, 665 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004 - May 2016 to Sept. 2016
Indigo Interiors Gallery – Santa Barbara, CA 2016-2017
Onward Art & Design - Santa Barbara, CA, 2016-2017
FINE ART FESTIVALS:
Sand Castle Championship and Dimensional Art Challenge, San Diego, CA - 2017
Art on Main Street - La Quinta, CA, 2016-
Indian Wells Art Festival, March 31-April 2, 2017, Indian Wells Tennis Gardens
Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival - Scottsdale, AZ 2017
Rancho Mirage Art Festival (Featured Artist) - Rancho Mirage, CA 2014
Indian Wells Art Festival– Indian Wells, CA (Won Blue Ribbons in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 shows)
Southwest Arts Festival – Indio, CA
Ojai Arts Festival, “DISCARDED Art from Trash” – Ojai, CA
Art Under The Umbrellas - La Quinta, CA
La Jolla Art & Wine Festival – La Jolla, CA
Palm Springs Art Festival – Palm Springs, CA
Malibu Fine Art Festival - Malibu, CA
Palm Springs Art Patron Magazine, Winter 2019, The Gift of Being An Artist, Pages 54-57
Art Doll Quarterly, Spring 2016 Issue, Fairy Dolls
Cover Art for "Bogie, Golf as it Was" by Charles Hellman, 2016
Cover Art for "Aletrice Nike Rutherford & the Ancients" by Mary Ann Eisenberg & Wendie Willson, 2015
Palm Springs Life Magazine, Oct. 2014 Issue – Cover of The Guide and Article
Art Doll Quarterly, August 2014 Issue, Page 110
Valley Woman - Oct. 2014, Volume 1, Issue 3
More Magazine - "Art + Humor = My Second Career"
More Magazine - "She Turns Furniture Into Art"
The Creativity Portal - "My Discovery of Self-Fulfillment and Happiness"