Laurie Katz Yehia is a painter and installation artist in Los Angles. She studied drawing, painting and ceramics at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago before focusing on printmaking with Nathan Oliviera at Stanford University as an undergraduate studio art major. Yehia earned her B.A. with Honors in Art from Wesleyan University. Since 2007, she has been studying painting with Tom Wudl at his studio in Los Angeles.
Developing another side of herself, Laurie earned a J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she co-authored “A Federal Statutory Scheme: Speculation, Defacement and the Residual Interests of Visual Artists,” published in Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (1985). She practiced law with a boutique firm, a Fortune 500 corporation, a small music entertainment marketing company and finally Quantum Leadership Solutions, LLC, which she and her husband founded. During this time, she raised three sons.
Laurie’s diverse experiences inform her approach to artwork. Her art has been exhibited in solo and group shows in California, New York, Connecticut, Washington and Illinois; has received multiple awards on ARTslant.com; and has been featured in Apero Catalogues (E.E. Jacks, curator) Unbound (January 2018), Introspection (July 2017) and Surrounding (June 2017), and in International Contemporary Artists Vol VIII (Lemonidou and Antoniadou, curators, 2014). She has co-curated exhibitions at the studioeleven gallery in Maker City LA, the Colburn School in Los Angeles, ArtShare LA, and the Ebell of Los Angeles. Yehia currently serves on the Santa Monica Arts Commission and Public Arts Committee.