Lara Loutrel holds a BFA in Printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her solo shows include exhibitions at Dom strážcu mosta (Štúrovo, Slovakia); gallery@ArtBlock (Boston); South End Branch Library (Boston) and the Sheetz Gallery (Penn State Altoona). Her works have appeared in numerous group shows, among them The Boston Printmakers Selects: A Distillation from the 2013 North American Print Biennial (California), New Art Center (Newton), Khaki Gallery (Boston), Carroll and Sons (Boston), Printmaking Biennial of Douro (Portugal), Nachtundnebel 08 (Berlin), Gallery Aferro (New Jersey), Hunterdon Museum of Art (New Jersey), and many others across the United States.
Recent awards include an artist residency at the Bridge Guard (Slovakia), and an Artist's Resource Trust Grant (Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation). Her work is included in the Boston Public Library’s print collection.
I am fascinated by the lonely, harsh, weird and unbalanced qualities of fragmentary dark structures outlined against a dull white sky. I create abstract 3-dimensional work and printmaking-based collages in mostly black and white. In the “White, Grey” series of prints I was exploring the juxtaposition of manmade marks on a natural landscape.