Two reviews of Coronae exhibition

August 14th, 2014

My exhibition Coronae at Long View Gallery was honored with two recent reviews.

The Washington City Paper writes, “Berman’s prints are just abstract enough to allow your mind to wander, perfect for an afternoon exploring new landscapes on your own.”
(click image below to read full review)

The Washington Post writes, “Printmaker Laura Berman takes inspiration from the Flint Hills region of Kansas, which her Long View Gallery statement calls “a vast landscape of nothingness.” If that sounds like something from the grayest of Samuel Beckett, Berman’s monoprints actually are colorful and sometimes airy. Her “Umbra” series arranges multi-hued, wing-like rhomboids as if they’re fluttering on the white backdrop, and her “Starbursts” explode elongated triangles from a central point. Shiny metallic inks amplify the pictures’ force.”

Read the full Washington Post review here (scroll to bottom of exhibition list)

Coalescence – Solo Exhibition

July 7th, 2014

Coronae 6, monoprint, 25 x 25″, 2014.


Solo Exhibition

July 17-August 17, 2014
opening reception: Thursday, July 17, 6:30-8:00pm

1234 Ninth St NW, Washington, D.C.  20001     202.232.4788
Wednesday-Saturday 11-6, Sunday 12-5, and by appointment

Laura Berman – Coalescence

Layers build, imagery compounds, colors mix and patterns form in Laura Berman’s latest monoprints. Her process of working is playful and dynamic so that her imagery can become beautifully mixed and re-mixed again. Berman’s work focuses on essentials of direction, precision, iteration, and play within space– reflecting the eternally active coalescence of everything in our universe.

Berman is inspired by landscapes both immense and miniscule. She has recently spent a lot of time in the very middle of Kansas. The Flint Hills region is a vast landscape of nothingness– no trees, no things, no people– it’s akin to being out at sea. Out there the distance between sky and land is short and unmediated. This new work reflects the slow and dramatic connections between enormous spaces on and beyond our earth and dense details found in environments of transition, such as blades of grass and rocks on a beach. These coalescing landscapes are all born of stardust and motion. Everything is related– and nothing is identical. Stars follow this pattern, as do planets, and rocks, and people. As it is in our universe, so it is in Berman’s prints.

Kansas City Print Society Presentation

May 20th, 2014

The Kansas City Print Society hosted a panel presentation with Kansas City Art Institute printmaking students and alumni last month.

Participating students included:
Robert Howsare
Adri Luna
Kelsey Van Horn
Daiana Oneto
Emmett Merrill
Sara Haug

Here is the documentation of their fantastic presentation.

Pulsar – Solo Exhibition

March 6th, 2014


a solo exhibition

earth and sky connect
in the hypercolor graphic prints
of Laura Berman

April 11 – May 24, 2014
Opening reception: April 11, 5–9pm

1600 Liberty
Kansas City, MO 64102


(pictured above: Starburst 5, Monoprint, 22″ x 22″, 2013)

Lecture: Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

February 9th, 2014

Supernova 6, monoprint, 22″ x 22″, 2013.

I will be lecturing about my work on Thursday, February 20 at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art as part of their Third Thursday public programming. Everyone is welcome!

3:30pm, February 20
Hudson Auditorium
Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art

Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210

Next »