Laura Bejarano (b.1995 Ibague, Colombia) uses their practice to explore self-identity, the human experience, and the makings of the universe through a queer immigrant lens. Their process-based work uses gouache, colored pencil, graphite, and printmaking techniques such as copper plate etching, dry point, and relief. Using a combination of abstraction, line work, and color-layering, Bejarano creates multidimensional spacescapes that aim to draw the viewer into an existential dialogue. They received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2017.
Bejarano has completed residencies at Second State Press and 1817 Studio C in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Hyattsville, Maryland. They have taught workshops at the Smithsonian Postal Museum, the University of Delaware, the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center, Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, and with I Learn America. Their work has been shown around Atlanta at MOCA GA, HiLo Press, Mint Gallery, in Los Angeles at Lei Min Space, and in Philadelphia at Ice Box Gallery. Laura currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.