Laura Berger is a contemporary artist living and working in Chicago. She is inspired by rituals, symbols, nature, dreams, travel, our quest for self-development and freedom, and how we piece things together to create personal meaning and a sense of belonging to the greater whole. Her current work is centered around themes of interdependence and self-understanding, featuring figurative imagery and dreamlike minimalistic environments.
About her work, Berger states, "I'm interested in our search for a sense of belonging and meaning, and the way that pursuit interacts with our existential concerns within the larger world. I like to use painting as a way to explore questions that have no concrete answers -- ideas which exist on a more spiritual or emotional plane. Much of my focus as been on exploring alternate notions of family and connection -- through our ties to the global community, to our personal histories, to nature and to the unknown. The figures in my work are meant to represent everyone, and myself, with external identifiers of race and age removed. Sort of a drilling down to the more pure level of what makes us human and a representation on that soul level of where we're all the same and equal."
Berger has worked with The New York Times, Vans, The Ace Hotel, InStyle Magazine, Marie Claire, Etsy, Bitch Magazine and Cuyana.