BIO
Laurie Johnston is an artist and designer based in the suburbs of Boston. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and has also studied at the Speos Photographic Institute in Paris and Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. Her creative practice is as much about the process of art making as it is about the end product. Her interests and influences include nature, color, spirituality, mindfulness, and employing creativity as a healing practice. 
RECENT WORK
Using salvaged materials and an intuitive approach, Laurie repurposes various elements into playful, vivid abstract collages. Her process is about noticing and responding to the subtle qualities inherent in the materials. Nothing is too common to become an art supply—junk mail, product packaging, old artwork, tea bags and coffee filters—anything can be transformed. Laurie finds a sense of discovery and satisfaction in using what is available and often discarded. 
SELECTED 2 PERSON + GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2023
Used
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2022
Arts in Bloom
Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton, MA
2013
65°: An Exhibition of Contemporary Encaustic Art
Nave Annex, Somerville, MA
2010
12 x 12 Holiday Show
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2009
12 x 12 Holiday Show
Bromfield Gallery, Boston, MA
2006
From the Ground Up
Vernon Street Studios, Somerville, MA
2004
Small Works
Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2003
Surfacing
University Place, Cambridge, MA
2002
Going Places
Studio 7, Somerville, MA
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