Laurel Wero earned a BFA from SMFA at Tufts and an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University. Laurel worked in the rare and collectible book trade for nearly a decade before returning to SMFA at Tufts where she oversees all faculty and curricular policies and processes in close collaboration with the dean of the school and the dean of faculty.
My work explores the feminine psyche via a landscape of feminist grotesque surrealism, a visual interpretation of the space outside of patriarchal boundaries in which women are free to express themselves. In this space, I explore Woman as lover, warrior, caregiver, destroyer, source of all life, as object, and as glorified being. Using images from pornography, nature, and lifestyle magazines, I re-purpose the male gaze and capitalistic misogyny to bring woman’s inner landscape to our physical shared world.