Studio Gallery

Nice Girls Don’t Yell

On view March 29th – May 3rd, 2024

Opening Reception Friday, March 29th, 2024 5-8pm and
Closing Reception: Friday, May 3rd, 2024 5-8pm

In the Book Arts studio Laura Chenault is experimenting with type, layering, and installation possibilities. She is making flat prints and artist books utilizing the etching press, letterpress, and silkscreen studio. One series of prints explores expectations that society puts on women and women’s bodies.

Laura will be also be hosting a series of bookmaking workshops in conjunction with her exhibition, see below for more information.

View Press Release here.

The Book Arts Studio Residency invites emerging artists to experiment with various printmaking processes in our community studio for a two month period, culminating in an exhibition of their artworks.  Find out more about the residency program.

Laura Chenault is an interdisciplinary artist creating art from a feminist and postmodernist perspective. She believes concept and content work hand-in-hand with presentation and display. Medium, scale, and delivery are critical components of every project. Her process begins in her extensive journals filled with notes, scribbles, ramblings, and inspiration. Form and function are always considered during initial image making.

She has a BFA in photography from University of Illinois. The disciplines she works in are photography, collage, book arts, installation, performance, printmaking, and film making. In addition, she is passionate about building communities, sharing skills, mentoring, and teaching.


Exhibitions supported by:
Book Arts is supported by: National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, Children’s Foundation of Erie County, the County of Erie, M&T Bank Foundation, Western New York Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, the Cameron and Jane Baird Foundation, the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation, Humanities NY