Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter

Born in New Westminster, B.C. May 15th, 1946



2016 “From the Heart” at the Pelican Rouge Cafe Gallery, with 50% of proceeds to the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation, White Rock, B.C. Canada

2016 “Earth and Beyond” at The Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

2015 “Moments in Nature” at Babes in the Woods Cafe Gallery, Galiano Island, B.C., Canada

2015 “Abstract Expression exhibition and interview” The Carl Benz Cloud University, Germany

2013 “Small works” at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

2011 “From Sky to Sea” Small Rituals Society, White Rock, B.C. Canada

2006 “Dance to Defend” Canadian Association of Professional Speakers at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1998 “Halloween” Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1992 “Rites of Nature” Vancouver East Cultural Centre, curated, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1991 “Shaman” North Vancouver City Hall Concourse Gallery,juried by the North Vancouver Arts Council, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1990 “Imagine” Sinclair Centre, Upper Galleria, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1989 “Cuts” Women In Focus Alternative Art Space, collaborative performance & solo exhibit, Vancouver, B.C., Canada

1988 “Inner Landscape” Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Concourse Gallery, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


2018 International group exhibition at Gallery RossoCinabro, Rome, Italy

2017 Rome Art Biennale Internaztionele  Di Arte E Cultura Nov24 2017 to Jan10 2018

2017 Natures Texture, juried Shanti Arts, Florida, U.S.A.

2017 “Peace Arch Hospital Gala Auction” White Rock, B.C. Canada

2017 “Diversified Abstractions” at the Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

2017 “Peace Unites” at PEACE PROJECT gallery, California, U.S.A.

2016 “The Three Musketeers” at the Good Day Sunshine Cafe, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

2016 “Picnic” at the Ocean Park Library, South Surrey, B.C. Canada

2015 “IN3 International Minature Collective,” Juried, Artist Representative for Canada, TVAA GALLERY, Plaza of the Americas, 700 Pearl Street, Dallas Texas, U.S.A.

2014 “Vendel” Art Festival, White Rock, B.C. Canada

2014 Champalimaud Foundation research center for Cancer, Lisbon, Portugal

2013 – 2014 “MEMORY” Richmond Art Gallery 2nd Biannual International Art Exhibition November 17- January 6 7700 Minoru Gate , Richmond, BC V6Y 1R9

2013 “Open Studio” group international exhibition, Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Sabina, Italy

2013 “United State of International Artists,” Olga Santos galeria,Praca da Republica No 168 frente, Porto, Portugal (January11 to February 2

2012 “A Casa de Lage,” International Painting Exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerda at Pestana Place, Lisbon, Portugal

2012 “Passages,” International painting exhibition curated by Francisco Lacerdaat Hotel Cascais Miragem, Portugal

2012 “Letters for Feminism International Exhibition”, International Art Works, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

2011 “Tikkun Olam Collaborative Grid,” at Alta Contemporary Art & Industria Studios, Tucson, Arizona, USA

2011”Trees for Life,” International group exhibition, “Out of the Blue Gallery,” 32-36 Dalmeny Street,University of Edinburgh, Scotland

2011 “Symbiose Zomer-Kunstfestival,” international group exhibition Breda De StadsGalerij, Oude Vest 34, Breda, Netherlands 2011

2011 “Fiber Fusion” International collaborative mural,” White Rock Museum and Archives, White Rock, B.C. Canada

2010 Morgan Crossing Group Exhibition, Surrey, B.C., Canada

2010 The Armory Exhibition, Pasadena, California, USA

2010 Artists for Freedom, Galileo Museum, Lennestadt, Germany

2010 Artists for Freedom, The Bensdorf Town Hall, Bensdorf, Germany

2010 International Contemporary Art, London, United Kingdom

2010 Twitter Art & Social Media Group Exhibition, juried, held at the

  • Diane Farris Gallery, West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., Canada



2016 Official Nominee for 2016 Palm Art Awards, Germany.

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 PEACE PROJECT awarded USA group juried touring exhibition, Selected as one of 150 artists from 1,000 international applicants.

1989 International Artitudes Competition exhibition at Gallery 54, SoHo, New York, New York, USA.Received one of the top ten International Painting Awards

Juried by:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Lynn Warren, Curator, Chicago, USA

The Fogg Art Museum, Judy Neiswander, Curator, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

The Guild Hall Museum, Helen Harrison, Curator, East Hampton, New York


1987 The B.C. Cultural Fund Scholarship, Presented by Jack Shadbolt, International painter born in Canada at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


1986 The B.C. Post Secondary Scholarship presented by Alan Barclay, Dean of Emily Carr University of Art & Design,awarded by the British Columbia government, Victoria, B.C., Canada


1986 Expo 86, selected from thousands of entries as one of twenty five portrait artists, Vancouver, B.C., Canada


1982 International Portrait Awards – top 100 awarded for excellence in Drawing, Washington, DC, USA

and other honors and awards over the years.



1984 – 1988 EMILY CARR UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Graduated with an Interdisciplinary Major

1973 KWANTLEN COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Part time studies; graphic design, Surrey Campus, B.C.

1972 DOUGLAS COLLEGE, Surrey, B.C., Canada

Part time studies; life drawing and creative writing, Surrey Campus, B.C.

1967 – 1969 ROBERT E. WOOD, British born, International painter, 1967 to 1969 Part time oil painting studio classes, New Westminster, B.C. Canada and North Vancouver, B.C. Canada




International Art Café Member 2014 to present

Online and based in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A.


AASNouTec Association for Arts, Science & New Technology

Place Philadelphe Thomas, 81600 Gaillac, France.

Honorary Member since 2010 to present


The Bringer of the Dawn Healing Art Society

Johnston Road, White Rock, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

from 2004 to 2007


The Seven Levels Art Society

East 1st Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 1 year and active member

1992 to 1993


The Society for Creative Development

264 East 24th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Founding Member, President 2 years and active member

from 1989 to 2000



Ozu Cultural Centre, Monteleone, Sabina, Italy April 2013, April 2014 and April 2018




Laara WilliamSen, Canadian Abstract Artist by Sunil Vilas, Founder of Globalization ICAS online & London, United Kingdom.


Whats on around Town, Documentary 2002

Penticton Television Station

Aired Kamloops thru to Osoyoos, B.C.\


Art Heals, Documentary 1997

Rogers Cable Station

Vancouver, B.C.

Aired throughout B.C.



Still Points Art Quarterly, Naature, Art, Spirit, Winter 2017 Issue No, 28 Floridia, U.S.A.


Art and Beyond magazine, September/October 2013

  • 2 pages Featured artist interview with Sunil Vilas, distribution, U.S.A

Interview with Sunil Vilas, Globalization, ICAS, online May 2013


Sum Of All Moments Studios – Amazing Art, Article by Jessica Lynn Carroll, online Canada February 2013


.Interview with Sunil Vilas, Globalization, ICAS, online February 2013


ThePeach Arch News, White Rock, B.C., Canada 2005, 2010


The Now Newspaper, Surrey, B.C., Canada 2005, 2010


Vancouver Sun Newspaper , Feature article, Mia Stainsby, 1988 Vancouver, B.C., Canada

and numerous other articles and newspaper reviews.



2016 “Art Compass 2016” juried by Ulrich Himmelblau, Germany, published in Poland.

2016 Cover art – THE ELEMENTS Fire #6 for “SETTING THE FIRES” Poems by Darlene Pagan published 2015 © by Arlie Press, ISBN 978-0-9895799-2-6 Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.

2015 Interview by The Carl Benz Cloud University

2015  “7 simple steps to starting your million dollar art collection on any budget”Review / article published by VANCITYBUZZ September 08, 2015 Vancouver, B.C. Canada


Laara WilliamSen’s paintings are held in the Permanent Collections of the Paul Getty III Foundation at Siena Art Institute, Italy; The Brooklyn Art Library, New York, USA; The Biuro Pronocji Kultury, Gdansk, Poland and in private collections in the USA, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Poland, Germany, United Kingdom, Thailand, China and Australia.

95 one person exhibitions and 135 group exhibitions.

Full c.v. available upon request.

Thank you for taking the time to consider my curriculum vitae.


Laara WilliamSen

International professional painter and educator,

Vancouver area, B.C. CANADA



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