Laurie Victor Kay | Bio
Artist Laurie Victor Kay, b. 1971 invites the viewer to escape through her work, evoking the psyche which is paramount to the seemingly opposing elements. With a multi-disciplinary approach, LVK blurs the lines between photography, painting, culture and digital medium to reinterpret spaces into idealized imagined worlds from a wide range of subjects throughout the globe. LVK’s studies in painting at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and photography at Columbia College Chicago (BFA 1995) inform her practice.
Recent projects include The Gratitude Project: a public art installation of 14 videos 3-D projection mapped on an 80 foot wide UNMC building to thank healthcare workers during covid. She has created multi-work permanent installations at Lauritzen Outpatient Center UNMC, Buffett Cancer Center, UNMC, Women’s Center for Advancement, May River Capital Chicago, 4 World Trade Center, NYC, Marriott Capitol Arts District, Tenaska, as well as numerous private collections throughout the US. LVK has collaborated with companies across the globe, Jim Thompson Thai Silk Company and Solé Bicycles.
LVK holds strong belief in art’s ability to create change, heal, and affect the human spirit.
Selected exhibitions include: Photography 2023: Artist's Eye - Anne Loucks Gallery, My World Got Blurry- 2023 15th Anniversary Display Der Greif, Compositions- Spring 2022 Solo Retrospective Gilman Contemporary (representation since 2011) 2020 Visible Light - series Healing+Community Buffett Cancer Center, 2013-2020 Anne Loucks Gallery, Accessible Art Fair NYC 2016, Joslyn Art Museum ART SEEN 2015, Art Hamptons 2015, Clic Gallery 2014, ArtMRKT San Fran 2012, Art Chicago 2010.
Publications/awards include Camera Arts, Photo District News, INTERIORS, SHOTS, NY Mag, Outside Magazine, California Home and Design, the International Color Awards, and the Prix de la Photographie.
Laurie is the founding partner of Laurie and Charles Photographs whose clients include Tiger Woods, TGR, Tiger Woods Foundation, Nike, Proctor and Gamble, Warren Buffett, AT&T, New York Times, Mazda, Oculus, Red Cross, Publicis, Young&Rubicam, 1800 Tequila, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Northstar Foundation, Women’s Center for Advancement, Film Streams, Condé Nast Traveler, Travel and Leisure, among many others. She is a current member of the Healing Arts Advisory Board for the University of Nebraska Medical center.