CV: LAUREL PORCARI
Master of Fine Arts, Tulane University, Graduate School, New Orleans, LA
Master of Science in Architecture & Urban Design, Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation, New York, NY
Bachelor of Architecture with Honors, Pratt Institute, School of Architecture, Brooklyn, NY
Select Permanent Collections/Commissions/Exhibitions
Cole Pratt Gallery, gallery representation in Louisiana, works on display.
Boyd Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, group exhibition, March-April 2018.
Mount Carmel East Medical Center, Columbus, OH, ‘Infinite Blue’ art glass installation.
Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program, Bronx, NY, ‘Celestial Bodies’ art glass installation.
Curry Stone Foundation, Bend, OR, ‘Voyager’ mosaic art car sculpture.
Albemarle-Lithium Global, Charlotte, NC, suspended glass art feature wall and niche glass installation.
Montefiore Medical Center Fine Art Program, Bronx, NY, ‘We Are Stardust’ glass art feature wall.
Grande Cheese Company Art Collection, Fon du Lac, WI, landscape themed art glass niche sculptures.
Memorial Hermann Medical Center, Houston, TX, ‘Canyon’s Edge’ suspended glass art feature.
2014 - 2015
Prospect-3 Satellite Gallery at The Parlor, exhibition with Alex Podesta.
I/C Coatings and Finishes, Texas City, TX, ‘Flame’ exterior glass & steel sculpture.
Methodist Medical Center, Richardson, TX , ‘Flow Wall 4’ wall mounted glass art.
Baylor University Medical Center, Houston, TX, ‘Flow Wall 3’ wall mounted glass art.
University of Texas Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Healing Arts Program, series of works for 160 patient rooms.
Louisiana State University, Pennington Biomedical Research Laboratories, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Strata Shift’ fine art glass installation.
2012 - 2013
Octavia Gallery, New Orleans, LA , group exhibition with Bonevardi and Fonesco
St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Arbor Vitae’ reredos wall.
L’auberge Casino & Hotel, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Beacon’ glass enclosed room, and suites art glass installations.
Xavier University, St. Katharine Drexel Chapel, New Orleans, LA, ‘Tapestry’ art glass windows.
HRI Properties Headquarters, New Orleans, LA, art glass installation.
2010 - 2011
Private commission, ‘Hattie’s Sail’, New Orleans, LA
Abraham Law Center, Lafayette, LA, ‘Alluvium’ niche art installation.
Louisiana State University, School of Music and Dramatic Arts, Baton Rouge, LA, ‘Flow Wall 2’ lobby sculpture.
Phelps Dunbar LLP, Baton Rouge, LA ‘Wetlands Vision Screen’,
Private commission, Chouest/Sladovich residence, New Orleans, LA..
2006 - 2009
Louisiana Capitol Park, Bienville Building, Baton Rouge, LA public art competition winner, lobby sculptures.
Children’s Hospital, New Orleans, LA, art glass installations, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and Intensive Care Unit.
Private Commission, Bend, OR ‘Flow: A River of Glass.’
Public Art Competition Finalist, Waterfront Park Proposal, Yonkers, NY | Group Exhibition, Brunner Gallery, Covington and Baton Rouge, LA | Permanent Installation, St. Peter Claver Church, New Orleans, LA | Jones-Kroloff Collection, Bloomfield Hills, MI | Zervigon Collection, New Orleans, LA | Group Exhibition, New Orleans Creative Glass Institute | Commission, Breaux Residence, New Orleans, LA | Group Exhibition, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA.
Goldman Sachs Foundation, 10K Small Businesses Development Grant and Program, 2013
Louisiana Economic Development Grant, 2012
Lecture: BeCon Conference for Architectural Art Glass, Portland, OR, 2011. ‘In Place, Kiln Formed Glass in the Built Environment’
North Lands Creative Glass, Residency, Lybster, Scotland, 2010
Arts Business Development Grant, Louisiana Economic Development Program
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation, Project Grant, 2009
Louisiana Division of the Arts Creative Capital Artist Development Program, 2008
Louisiana Division of the Arts Artist Development Grant 2007
Lecture, BeCon Conference for Architectural Art Glass, Portland, OR ‘Starting the Business’ and presentation, ‘The Kiln-glass Ceiling: Barriers to Entry’
Louisiana Cultural Economy Foundation Artist Development Grant, 2006
Bullseye Glass Residency, Portland, OR, 2005
Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship, Seattle, WA, 2003
Tulane University, Newcomb Art Department Master of Fine Arts Program, New Orleans, LA Full Academic Scholarship, 2001-2003
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Faculty Research Grant, Melbourne, Australia, 1997
Board of Directors, Young Artists/Young Aspirations, YA/YA Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Adjunct Professor Tulane University School of Architecture, New Orleans, LA, course instruction including Design Studio, Urban Theory, and Architectural Glass Fabrication.
Instructor, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2013, ‘Kiln formed Glass in Public Art’
Workshop, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, 2011, Powder print on Glass
Instructor, Bullseye Glass, Portland, OR, 2007,
Founder and Board Member, New Orleans Creative Glass Institute, 2006-2011, open access glass arts studio and education resource center, founded to aid artists in need after Hurricane Katrina. NOCGI became YAYA Creative Glass Studio.
Instructor/Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, WA, 2006
Masters Fellow and Instructor, Tulane University, Newcomb Art School, Glass Sculpture Studio, New Orleans, 2001-2003
Visiting Design professor, The University of Texas at Arlington, School of Architecture, 2000
Director, ARC, Architecture Research Collaborative, Melbourne, Australia, Concentrating on Urban Design and Urban Infill Architecture 1995-1997
Tenure Track Professor, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Department of Architecture, Melbourne, Australia, Urban Design and Theory, Director of Exhibitions and Lectures, 1994-1997
Laurel and her work have been covered in a variety of national and international press, magazine features, interviews, radio spots, online articles, blogs, and books. Select sources include:
Anthony, Katherine H., Defined by Design, Chapter 10, The Design of Healthcare Settings, 2017, Prometheus Books, plate 50
LA Talk Radio, radio interview with Lisa Tahir, May 2017, http://latalkradio.com/sites/default/files/audio/Therapy-050417.mp3
The Wanderlife Blog, October 2017, http://thewanderlife.com/new-orleans-true-heart-of-the-american-south/ Overland Architects Blog https://blog.overlandpartners.com/a-purpose-greater/ NOLA Curbed, https://nola.curbed.com/maps/exploring-prospect3-in-the-bywater-eleven-galleries-to-see Skyline Art Services Blog, https://skylineartservices.com/laurel-porcari/
Xavier University of Louisiana Office of Institutional Advancement Publication, October 2012
The Clarion Herald, September 2012
NOLA.com, April, 2011
Bullseye Glass Blog by Lani McGregor, http://www.bullseyeglass.com/blog/2010/08/30/out-of-place-part-4/#more-2517
Glass Art Quarterly Magazine, Summer, 2010
The Catholic Commentator, http://thecatholiccommentator.org/pages/?p=15107
New Orleans Magazine, September, 2009
Louisiana Medical News, Fall 2009
New Orleans Times Picayune, February, 2009
American Craft Magazine, Cover Story, June2008, https://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/mapping-future-perfect
Architect Magazine, April 2008, http://www.architectmagazine.com/practice/salary-survey/midcareer-choices-making-it-as-an-artist_o
Westchester County Business Journal, July 2007
National Public Radio, August 2006, interview with Noah Adams, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5744351
New Orleans Art Review, March 1999
Monument Australia Architecture and Design Magazine, June 1997; Global Architecture, March 1996; Australia Document, June 1994