Photo by: Subhrajit Bhatta

Curriculum Vitae
Biography:

Laurus Myth is an artist, arts advocate, and naturalist. A Bay Area native of Chinese and Irish descent, her work centers around the re-building of a culture of gifting. Her modular, mobile, wooden sculptures are simultaneously ritualistic, playful and interactive. Addressing themes of nature, youth, laughter, and memory, these active sculptures tend to pop up at unexpected venues and public platforms and have been installed at SubZERO market, pedestrian crosswalks in the SoMA district, and Pier 70. She has also been granted five city-funded mural commissions in the Silicon Valley.

 

Laurus has served on the Board of Directors at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center for three years and was the Artist-In-Residence founder and manager at TechShop, San Francisco, and San Jose. Since its inception in 2014, the AIR program hosted over 50 artists and makers, bringing exposure to emerging and professional working artists in the SF Bay Area. Currently, she teaches for A Living Library, a San Francisco non-profit focused on educating middle school students about natural systems and sustaining life through gardening.

 

 

Artist Statement:

Interactive art can instigate connection by inviting participation and encouraging moments of engagement.My desire is to embrace the connections we share, from our youth, such as laughter, dreams, and memories.The union of opposites, awareness of nature and landscape, and the exploratory process of the art experience, are themes in my practice. 

 

Contact:

Email: laurusmyth@gmail.com

Snail Mail: 2065 Limewood Drive, San Jose, CA 95132

Education
 

2015 - 2017

San Francisco Art Institute

MFA Studio Art

 

2012 - 2014

Mission College

AS Graphic Design 

 

2005 - 2009

University of California Santa Cruz

BFA Painting

Grants & Awards 

 

2015

Redwood City Art Project - 

Utility Box Mural Juried Commission

 

2014

Honorable Mention

Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center

 

2009

Charles M. Gilbert Award 

for excellence in the Arts

 

2009

Porter College

Service Award

 

2009 

Nominated for Irwin Scholarship

and Dean’s Award

 

2008

Granted: 3 Irwin Project Grants

 

2008

Porter Fellowship Funds

Exhibitions & Festivals
Selected Solo Exhibitions :
 

2017 “Moving Well”, KALEID Gallery, 88 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 11/3-11/27

 

2017 “The Shop of Unsolved Ancestry”, SFAI MFA Exhibition, The Old Mint, SF 5/17- 5/21

 

2016 “Enroute”, TechShop Gallery, 610 Howard St, San Francisco, California.9/15-10/15

 

2015 “Artist’s Collection”, Black Hammer Brewery, San Francisco, California. 11/10-11/30

 

2014 “Spirit Walks”, KALEID Gallery, 88 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 9/5-9/27

 

2013 “Light and Soul”, KALEID Gallery, 88 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 4/2-4/30

 

 

2017

 

Apr. 7-17                                   “Future Conscious”                                       Laundry Gallery, San Francisco, CA 4/7- 4/17

Apr. 20 - 30                               “Sanctuary”                                                   Swell Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

May 17 - 21                               "Vernissage" SFAI MFA Exhibition                The Old Mint of San Francisco.

June 2 - 3                                  "The Shop of Unsolved Ancestry"                 South 1st Street Faire, San Jose, CA     

                      

Dec 6 - Jan 6                             “Making Waves”                                           Idea Fab Lab, Santa Cruz, CA, ​

2016

 

Nov 1-25                                    “Planes”                                                        Swell Gallery 2435 3rd St, San Francisco, California. 

 

Jun 10- Jul 2                              “Creation”                                                     KALEID Gallery, 88 S. 4th St, San Jose, California. 

 

 

2015

 

May 1- 3                                     “How Weird Street Faire”                             2nd and Howard St, San Francisco, CA 5/1-5/3

 

 

Aug. 21- Sep 2                           “Intimate Space”                                          Sacred Spaces Gallery, Black Rock City, Nevada 8/27-9/2

 

 

 

 

2014

 

Jan. 22 - Apr. 5                         “Prime Time: Juried Show” Awarded Honorable Mention by George Rivera                    SCMAC, Ben Lomond, CA

 

Feb. 16                                      “Chinese New Year Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist                                            1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

 

Feb. 19                                      “Global Innovation Summit Art Party” Featured Artist, Solo Booth Exhibit                       McEnery Convention Center, SJ, CA

 

Mar. 4 - 16                                 “Cinequest Film Festival Live Painting Competition” Competitor and Performer            Camera 12, 2nd St, San Jose, CA

 

Apr. 4 - May 16                         “Portals” Group Gallery Exhibition – and Co-Curator                                                       Jellyfish Gallery, Folsom St. SF, CA

     

Apr. 6 - 10                                 “Lucidity Festival” Goddess Grove Installation Exhibition                                               Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara, CA

 

Apr. 27 - Aug. 3                        “Imagine” Tribute to John Lennon Group Museum Exhibition                                         Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

 

May 3 - 28                                 “Valley’s and Fields” Solo Exhibition – Artist in Residence TechShop SJ                        300 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA

 

June 6 - 8                                 “Sub Zero Street Festival” Solo Booth Exhibit and Interactive Installation                        South 1st St. San Jose, CA

 

June 20 - July 20                      “Fauna” Group Gallery Exhibition- and Co-Curator                                                           Jellyfish Gallery, Folsom St. SF, CA

 

Aug. 1                                       “First Friday Street Market” Solo Booth Exhibit                                                                  South 1st St. San Jose, CA

 

Aug. 27 - Sept. 2                      “Sacred Spaces Gallery” Group Exhibition and Performance Painting                            Sacred Spaces Village, B R C, NV

 

Sept. 5 - 27                               “Spirit Walks” First Showing- Solo Gallery Exhibition and Installation                             KALEID Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

Oct. 3 - Dec. 4                          “Spirit Walks: Journey into Culture” Solo Exhibition- First Friday Art Walk                      Artistree Gallery, Hwy 9, Felton, CA

 

Dec. 5 - Jan 30, 2015              “Spirit Continues” Solo Exhibition- First Friday Art Walk Santa Cruz                                 Go Ask Alice,  Santa Cruz, CA

 

 

2013

 

Feb. 20                                       “Chinese New Year Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist                                           1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

 

Apr. 11 - 14                                “Lucidity Festival” Featured Artist and Live Painter                                                        Branches Mobile Gallery, SB, CA

 

Apr. 5 - 28                                 “Light and Soul” Solo Gallery Exhibition                                                                          KALEID Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

June 5                                       “Sub Zero Street Festival” Solo Booth Exhibit                                                                 South 1st St. San Jose, CA

 

June 14 - 18                              “North West String Summit” Performance Painting, Solo Booth Exhibit                          Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR

 

July 28 - 30                                Live Painting and Solo Booth Exhibit                                                                               Shakedown Street, The Gorge,WA

 

Aug. 16 - 20                               Live Painting and Solo Mobile Exhibit                                                                              Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR

 

Sept. 15 - 17                             “Nine: Cycles of Creation Art Collective” Group Exhibition and Founder                        Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA        

          

Oct. 5 - 19                                 “Open Studios Art Tour 2013”- Participant and Exhibitor hosted by SCMAC                 SCM Art Center Ben Lomond CA

 

Nov. 15 - Jan. 5                        “Artist’s Collection- Solo Exhibition” at Dorothy Whitman’s Gallery                                  City National Bank, San Jose, CA

 

Dec. 5 - 30                                “Hark” Holiday Group Exhibit                                                                                           KALEID Gallery, San Jose, CA

 

 

2012

 

Feb. 22                                       “Chinese New Year Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist                                         1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

 

Apr. 12 - 16                                “An Earthen Environment” Group Exhibition                                                                 Branches Mobile Gallery, SB, CA

 

May 16 - 20                               “Symbiosis: Solar Eclipse Festival” Featured Artist, and Performance Painter             Tribe 13 Gallery, Pyramid Lake, NV

 

June 1                                        “Sub Zero Street Festival” Solo Booth Exhibit                                                               South 1st St. San Jose, CA

 

July 1 - 31                                  “Spontaneous Nature” Group Gallery Exhibition                                                           Leeds Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA

 

July 7 - Aug. 30                         “Emerging Visions: New Works by LAuruS Myth” A Solo Show                                     Artistree Gallery, Felton, CA

 

July 17 - 21                                “Branches Mobile Gallery” Group Exhibition                                                                 Branches Mobile Gallery, Belden, CA

 

Aug. 2 - 12                                 Live Painting and Mobile Exhibit                                                                                    Horning’s Hideout, North Plains, OR

 

Aug. 27 - Sept. 5                       “Fractal Planet” Live Painting Performance                                                                    Tribe 13 Gallery, Black Rock City, NV

 

Oct. 23                                      “Raw Artists: KALEIDESCOPE” Group Exhibition                                                          South 1st St, San Jose, CA

 

 

2011

 

Feb. 2 - Mar. 30                        “Emergence: A New Generation of Visionary and Inter-dimensional Artists”               Tribe 13 Gallery, Ukiah, CA

 

Feb. 19                                      “Do It For The Kitty Fundraiser” Live Painting, Featured Artist                                     Divinitree Yoga Studio, Santa Cruz, CA

 

Feb. 27                                      “Chinese New Year Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist                                         1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

 

Mar. 5 - Apr. 20                         “Yin: A Women’s Show” Group Gallery Exhibition of 5 artists                                       Drip Studios, 1706 Steiner, SF, CA

 

May 17 - 20                               “Emissions Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist, Solo Booth Exhibit                        Angels Camp, CA 

 

June 19 - 22                              “Harmony Festival” Live Painting and Solo Booth Exhibit                                             Santa Rosa Fair Grounds, CA

 

July 12 - 15                               “High Sierra Music Festival” Live Painting Performance                                               Quincy, CA

 

July 10 - Aug. 30                      “Urban Arts: A Very Fine Line” Group Gallery Exhibition                                               Pajaro Valley Arts, Watsonville, CA

 

Aug. 5 - 30                                “Silicon Native” Solo Exhibit at Phantom Galleries                                                        South 1st St. San Jose, CA

 

 

2010

 

Jan. 1 - 2                                   “New Years Eve” Live Painting and Solo Mobile Exhibit                                                Boy Scouts Camp, Big Basin, CA

 

Feb. 14                                      “Lucent Lamour” Live Painting with Critical Beats for the Environment                        Shine Expo, Los Angeles, CA

 

Feb. 23                                      “Chinese New Year Festival” Performance Painter and Featured Artist                       1015 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA

 

May 17 -2 1                               “Emissions Festival” Live Painting, Featured Artist, Solo Booth Exhibit                         Angels Camp, CA

 

June 16 - 18                              “Harmony Festival” Live Painting and Group Booth Exhibition                                      Santa Rosa Fair Grounds, CA

 

Nov. 20 - 21                               “Vertigo” Live Painting and Mobile Display                                                                    Lupin Lodge, Los Gatos, CA

 

 

2009

 

July 3 - 30                                  “New Works by Laurel Smith” Solo Gallery Exhibition                            Senior Eduardo Carrillo Gallery UC Santa Cruz, CA

 

Mar. 10 - 30                               “Collective Consciousness” Group Exhibition and Installation              Sesnon Gallery, Porter College, UC Santa Cruz, CA

 

Feb. 19 - Mar. 8                        “From the Eyes of a Symmestress” Solo Gallery Exhibition                    Senior Eduardo Carrillo Gallery UC Santa Cruz, CA

 

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