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Laurie Wessman LeBreton
2650 N. Lakeview, #310
Chicago, Illinois 60614

www.laurielebreton.net
laurie.lebreton@gmail.com
312/338-1309

Education

  • B. A., History, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  • M.A., Education, California State University, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
  • M.F.A., Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019: “Gifts of Art,” University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 2018: “To Honor and Comfort,” Robert De Caprio Gallery, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Illinois
  • 2018: “Evidence of Things Unseen,” Lee E. Dulgar Gallery, South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois
  • 2017: “To Honor and Comfort,” Essentia, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2015: “Pilgrimage,” One Wall, Jackson Junge Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2014: “A Full Taste of Happiness,” West Lawn Library, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2012:   “Elusive,” University of Massachusetts Student Gallery, Amherst, Massachusetts
  • 2012: “A Color Can Be a Prayer,” Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival
  • 2011:  “Getting to Quiet,” Richard J. Daley Library, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010:  “A Full Taste of Happiness,” Manifest, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010:  “A Full Taste of Happiness,” Fact and Faith, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois

Two- and Three-person Exhibitions

  • 2019:  LeBreton, Froehle, Hirshfield: Evanston Art Center, Evanston, Illinois
  • 2019: “And then again…,” Gina Lee Robbins and Laurie LeBreton, Wright Gallery, College of Lake County, Grayslake, Illinois

Group Exhibitions (selected)

  • 2020: “Threads of  Truth,” Bridegport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2020: “Context III, Foundryu Art Center, St. Charles, Ilinois
  • 2020” “Touch,” WomanMade Galler, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: “Show Your Paper,” WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: “Who’s Afraid of Red,” Gallery Studio Oh, Chicago, Ilinois
  • 2019: “Small Works,” WomanMade Gallery,  Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019: “Constructed Visions,” Chicago Sculptors International, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2019:  22nd Internationa Exhibition,  WomanMade Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2018: “Paper Works,” MS Rezny Gallery, Lexington, Kentucky
  • 2018: “Mothers,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2018: “Fiber Options,” Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland2017: “Workshop 4200,” Chicago, Illinois
  • 2017: “American Fiber,” Morgan Conservatory, Cleveland, Ohio
  • 2017: “Tradition to Contemporary: The Figure and Portrait,” Oak Park Art League, Oak Park, Illinois
  • 2016: “Fiber Options,” Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland
  • 2016: “Art on Paper,” Circle Gallery, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, Maryland (Award of Merit)
  • 2016: Oak Park Art League, Member Exhibit, Oak Park Illinois (First Prize)
  • 2015: “The Trap,” Hammond Art Center, Hammond, Indiana
  • 2015: Flights of Fancy, Northbrook Public Library, Northbrook, Illinois
  • 2015: Feminism Across the Generations, Koehline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 2015: “The Trap,” Hammond Art Center, Hammond, Indiana
  • 2015: Union Street Gallery, Chicago Heights, Illinois (First prize)
  • 2015: Sculpture Invasion, Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, Illinois
  • 2015: Biennial Quad-State Exhibit, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois
  • 2015: Bridgeport Art Center Competition, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2015: WomanMade Gallery International Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2014: “Invoking the Absence,” Chicago Sculptors International Chicago, Illinois
  • 2014:  Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, Peoria, Illinois
  • 2013: “This is the Start of Something,” Columbia College
  • 2013: “Wind Chimes,” Garfield Park Conservatory
  • 2013: Chicago Sculpture International Exhibit, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2013: “Trans-Fiber and Paper,” City of Upper Arlington Heights Cultural Arts Division
  • 2013: 2012: “ Inspired by: Celebrating Illinois Artists,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2012:  Ann Metzger Memorial Exhibition, St. Louis Artist’s Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2011: “Games, Wars and Summits,” Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2011: “Revolution of Self,” Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2011:  “On Another Note,” St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, Missouri
  • 2011:  “Art in Odd Places: Ritual,” New York, N.Y. 
  • 2011:   “NEXT: The Invitational Exhibition of Emerging Art,” Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010:  “Arterial Space,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2010:  “Pulp Culture,” East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  • 2010:  “Fiber Edge,” Edge Zones Gallery, Miami, Florida
  • 2010:  “2010: “While In Class,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009:  “notBig: A Small Works Competition,” Logdson Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2009: “Interactive,” Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008: “Sound Works,” Concert by Alison Knowles, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois:  Ms. Knowles used sculpture “White Noise” in concert
  • 2008: “In the Near Future,” Vespine Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008: Joan Flasch Artists’ Books Collection, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, Illinois
  • 2008: Seoul International Book Arts Fair, Seoul, Korea