“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” – John Hughes
Laurie Markiewicz is a New York-based photographer and educator. Her portfolio includes a variety of lifestyle, portrait, street, video, and collage work. Laurie shares the images that she captures through the camera lens - the visual ethnographies of those who occupy the world's most diverse city. Using the city as her backdrop, Laurie’s ability to capture detail within any composition provides new perspective on familiar and iconic locations around New York City and has solidified her voice over the last 10 years. Throughout this time, Markiewicz has incorporated photomontage, photo collage, and video to round out her oeuvre. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and spaces in New York City, Philadelphia, Berlin, the Netherlands, and Japan. (see full list with details below)
Laurie’s work as an early childhood educator and documentarian provides a glimpse into the intimate world of young children in New York City. With a focus on the developmental process through the child's exploration and process through art and play, she utilizes the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf educational philosophies.
With extensive experience working with at-risk children in the juvenile justice and public school systems in Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania, Markiewicz provided support and guidance in safe spaces. This allowed children to explore their identities and creativity through workshops and field trips focused on community building and social and cultural awareness.
Laurie is committed to promoting visibility for Autism and Lupus awareness. In addition, Markiewicz has always supported female artists. Her efforts in producing events and promoting the visibility of women in art and hip hop is well known.
Laurie resides in New York City.
Girlz Who Shoot - Prachtwerk Berlin, Berlin, Germany (June 2017)
Young New Yorker's Silent Auction - Chelsea, NYC (May 2017) Strictly New York - 1080 Project Space, Brooklyn, NY (August 2016)
Days In The Life - Avant Garde LES, NYC (July 2016)
Through Her Lens - Camaradas, NYC (April 2016)
Momma's Hip Hop Kitchen - Hostos Community College Bronx NY (2010-15)
Street Shooter (Solo) - Inwood Local, NYC (July 2014)
The City Is My Playground - HiArts, NYC (October 2013)
Bringing It To The Streets - NYC (September 2013)
Up On The Roof (Solo) - 14th Street Y, NYC (September 2013)
Ladies Of Hip Hop, Lox Lounge, Brooklyn, NY (July 2013)
The Way I See It - Arlene's Grocery, NYC (July 2013)
Uptown Art Stroll - The Grinnell, NYC (June 2013)
6x6: A Group Art Exhibition - Heath Gallery, NYC (April 2013)
La Femme - Lion's Den Gallery, NYC (April 2013)
596ArtistUnion Table Sessions - 596ArtistUnion Studio, NYC (2012-13)
Danger To The Darkness - Heath Gallery, NYC (March 2013)
Live Girls - White Rabbit, NYC (December 2012)
The Notorious IBE - Netherlands (September 2012)
Five Raw - Gallery Bar, NYC (August 2012)
Arte Fresco - Heath Gallery, NYC (June 2012)
Suns Of Silence - Creme De La Creme, Tokyo, Japan (April 2012)
Growing Uptown - Soapstone Gallery, NYC (June 2011)
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