Laura Bidwa

Region: Midwest


I use color, touch, and physicality to talk about what it feels like to look at things and love them, but not know what they are.

Painting strikes me as the perfect way to address this. It is so dumbly physical yet metaphorical, plus the made-by-hand and passed-person-to-person nature of it feels right.

I work relatively small, but not because I’m trying to be delicate or secretive. It’s because I want the painting to be an object there beside you, with you rather than looming over you. It’s just you and the painting, not you and the painting and everyone else in the room.