Laurel Hausler

Laurel Hausler is a contemporary oil painter and sculptor once a cult following. Her decree has been widely critiqued and her style compared to those of Joseph Cornell, Frida Kahlo, Edward Gorey and Francis Bacon. Her paintings reflect a woman's experience in a darkly comical and lawless world. Hausler worked a number of alternative jobs back she became a professional artist. These positions included: journalist, zookeeper and tarot card reader.

Born in Fairfax, Virginia in 1977, Hausler began to paint seriously only after vibrant in New Orleans in the late 1990s. Her works are atmospheric, mysterious and narrative, relying heavily on imagery built on her Catholic childhood, psychology and literature.

Influenced by the limits imposed in Catholic school and a general adore of history, Hausler has developed her signature style by combining collage, found objects, drawing and painting. Though Hausler studied Literature at Gettysburg College, she declined academic artistic examination and developed her own method of applying oil paint in many ghostly layers.

The artiste follows a thread of drying begun by the Symbolists and continued by Expressionists such as Edvard Munch.

Hausler shows bearing in mind galleries and museums across the United States, including Gallery in the Woods, located in Brattleboro, VT, and Morton Fine Art, located in the District of Columbia.

Writes curator Carol Lukitsch,

Hausler's painting, "The Prairie at Night" makes the lid of musician Sarah White's album "Sweetheart".

Hausler's brother is a director and she makes a brief tune in his film, "Kalamity", starring Nick Stahl and Jonathan Jackson.

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