Laurie Sverdlove


"I was fortunate to grow up in New York City with a world of great art easily accessible.  As a teenager I studied at the Art Students League and spent my free time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art and the Frick Museum.  Summers offered a different and equally compelling world.  For ten weeks every summer my family lived in a small Adirondack cabin.  There were few organized activities and from a very early age I was free to roam woods and rural lanes collecting plant specimens and learning their names.

This duality of city and country has continued to enrich my life.  I lived for many years in the Bay Area where I earned my MFA at UC Berkeley and spent a decade  working at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens.  For three years I lived in the rural outskirts of Pune, India absorbing a new landscape and studying Indian miniature paintings.

In 2008 I moved to the small town of Randolph, Vermont.  I now devote  my time entirely to painting and am surrounded by great natural beauty.  I would have expected to be painting birch trees and rolling meadows, but life is quirky and I am painting the conflict between plant life and the often beautiful wasteland of industrial production and man made disasters.
" - Laurie Sverdlove, from her website.

- MFA University of California, Berkeley - Painting and Drawing
- MA University of California, Berkeley - Painting and Drawing

2012: Wasteland: New Paintings, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2008 - 2010: New Landscape Paintings, University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
2004: In Time and Place, The Lobby Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1996: American Landscapes, Plaza Gallery, Bank of America World Headquarters, San Francisco, CA
1990: Tornado Drawings, Mincher/Wilcox Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1989: Delta Paintings, Gwydion Gallery, La Jolla, CA
1987: Weather Paintings, Khiva Gallery (later Mincher/Wilcox), San Francisco, CA
1981: East is East: New Paintings, Berkeley Art Museum, University of California, Berkeley, CA
1980: Revisions of the Raj, Ames Gallery, Berkeley, CA

2014: Seven Women Painters, BigTown Gallery Rochester, VT
2014 - 2015: Contemporary Voices from Vermont, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
2014: New Paintings, Galerie Reynard, Williamstown, MA
2014: perspectives/translations/refractions, Chazan Gallery, Providence, RI
2013: Award Winners 1993-2013, AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2011: World War I Paintings: Korongo Gallery, Randolph, VT
2010: Summer Juried Exhibition: AVA Gallery, Lebanon, NH
2009: Into the Woods, Chandler Gallery, Randolph, VT
1997: California Landscapes: Paintings by Bruce Klein & Laurie Sverdlove, Hewlett-Packard World Headquarters Gallery, Palo Alto, CA

- Genentech, South San Francisco
- Abbott & Company, Mill Valley, CA
- University of California Medical Center, San Francisco
- UNOCAL Corp, Los Angeles
- City of San Francisco
- Fireman's Fund, San Francisco
- City of Oakland, CA
- Bank of America, San Francisco
- Friends of Recreation and Parks, San Francisco
- ARTLINE, Palo Alto
- McCurdy & Ku Law Firm, Richmond, CA
- Christopher Emley Law Firm, San Francisco
- Morphonix Company, Sausalito, CA


"Art Review: 'Toward Form,' BigTown Gallery" - Rachel Elizabeth Jones, Seven Days
"Laurie Sverdlove: A Portrait of an Artist by Dian Parker" - Vermont Art Zine