Florian Foerster, Berlin, Germany
Florian Foerster studied printmaking at Manchester Metropolitan University and structural engineering at Manchester University, United Kingdom. Among his solo shows are exhibitions at the Goethe Institut (Manchester), Tib Lane Gallery (Manchester), Berliner Philharmonie (Berlin), Saloon Su De CouCou (Berlin), and Gravura Brasileira (Sao Paulo). He was the sixth bridgeguard at the Bridgeguard Residency in Sturovo, Slovakia, and has worked extensively in Sao Paulo, including at the print workshop at the Museu Lasar Segall.
Foerster has won several awards at Manchester Academy exhibitions, and his work is held in private collections in Brazil, Germany, and the United Kingdom. In addition to his career as an artist, he works as a structural engineer for buildings and bridges.
Lara Loutrel, Boston, Massachusetts
Lara Loutrel holds a BFA in printmaking from the Massachusetts College of Art. Her solo shows include exhibitions at the South End Branch Library (Boston) and the Sheetz Gallery (Penn State, Altoona). Her works have appeared in numerous group shows, among them at the Khaki Gallery (Boston), Carroll and Sons (Boston), MPG Contemporary (Boston), La Galería at Villa Victoria Center for the Arts (Boston), Mills Gallery (Boston), Gallery Aferro (New Jersey), Foundry Art Centre (Missouri), Hunterdon Museum of Art (New Jersey), Axis Gallery (California), and many others across the United States.
Loutrel was awarded a Johnson & Johnson Purchase Prize (Hunterdon Museum of Art), a Gallery Award (MPG Contemporary), a Group 4 Award (Foundry Art Centre, Missouri), and a Juror’s Selection Honorable Mention in Printmaking (30th Bradley International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Illinois). Her work is included in the Boston Public Library’s print collection.