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Education:

 B.F.A., Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI

Gallery Representation     

Currently Represented by: The Robert Kidd Gallery - Birmingham, MI; Rau Art and Design - Harbor Springs, MI; Galleria Silecchia - Sarasota, FL; J Petter Galleries - Saugatuck, MI

Solo Exhibitions:

2016                  Intimate Portraits, Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

                           Intimate Portraits, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                           Featured Artist, Belle Isle Garden Party, Detroit, MI

                           Outdoor Install, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Detroit, MI

2015                Botanicals, Featured Artist, Petter Art Gallery, Saugatuck, Mi 

                           Rau Art and Design , Harbor Springs, Mi. 

2014                Winter in BloomCranbrook House & Gardens, Bloomfield, Mi.

2013               BotanicalsPlanterra Greenhouse, West Bloomfield, Mi.

                          Botanicals, Solo Exhibition, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham,Mi.

2012                ArtPrize, Fifth Third Bank Installation, Grand Rapids, Mi.

2011                 Phone Art 929 Galerie 929  Birmingham Mi.

                         ArtPrize, The City Gallery, Grand Rapids, Mi.

2010                Digital GardenGalerie 929, Birmingham, Mi.

                         Beaumont Hospital,  Permanent Collection purchase 14 works for

                          Womens Urology Department

2009                Still Life  Galerie Mamia Bretsche, Paris, France

2006               Bouquets Haute Technologie   Galerie Bretsche, Paris,France

2004               Botanica: 20 years of Still Life      Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

2003               Botanical Image      Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1998               Still Life: Alternative Process      Halsted Gallery,  Birmingham, MI

1994               Botanical Images      Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

                       Black, White & Color      Marygrove College, Detroit, MI

1993               Nude Abstractions      BBAA, Birmingham, MI

                       Botanica     The Artists Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

                       Exposed     The Eton Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1992               New Works      Pontiac General Hospital, Pontiac, MI

                       Photo Collage      Barsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1991               Xerographie       The Lightfantastic Gallery, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

                       Botanical Images      The Raven Gallery, Southfield, MI

                       New Works      The Art Loft, Birmingham, MI

 Group Exhibitions:

2013               ArtWalk, Sculpture Installation, 2nd place award winner, Detroit Riverfront

2012               CCS Alumni Exhibition, Detroit Artist Market, Detroit, MI

2010               Art Now, Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                       May Flowers  Eton Street Art Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                       Venus UnboundLotus Gallery, Plymouth , MI

2009               Group Exhibition    Rivers Edge Gallery, Wyandotte, MI

2008-9             Summer Show            Huzza Gallery, Harbor Springs, MI

                        Michigan Fine Art Exhibition  BBAC Birmingham, MI

2007                Studies in Studios    Waterstreet Gallery, Douglas, MI

2005                Dealers Choice       Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                        New Works     Ann Arbor Art Association, Ann Arbor, MI

2004                Realism     Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI

                        Digital Survey     BBAC, Birmingham, MI

                        Show and Tell     BBAC, Birmingham, MI

2003                Focus 2000 Portfolio       Exhibited at Oakland County Galleria, Pontiac, MI;

                                          Oasis Gallery, Marquette, MI; Berkowitz Gallery University of Michigan,        

                                          Dearborn, MI; Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester,NY

2000                Still Life    Gallery Blu, Pontiac, Michigan

1995                Botanical Images: A Photographic Interpretation     The Bell Gallery, Birmingham,

                        Art & Flowers    Detroit Institute of Art Museum, Detroit, MI

                        Environment, Shelter & Dwelling    Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

1994                Michigan Fine Art Exhibition    BBAA, Birmingham, MI

                        Gender Issues    Michigan Gallery, Detroit, MI

                        Michigan Friends of Photography    Urban Park Gallery, Detroit, MI

                        Michigan Photography Exhibition    Scarab Club, Detroit, Mi

1992                Museum Without Walls     Rochester Gallery,  New York, NY

                        Michigan Friends of Photography     Urban Park Gallery, Detroit, MI

                        Photowork 2     Barrett House, New York, NY

                                          (Juried by Willis Hartshorn, Deputy Director of the International                          

                                           Center of Photography)

                        100 Artist Exhibition    Focus Gallery, Detroit, MI

1991                The Latent Image    University Gallery, Saginaw State University, Saginaw, MI

                        Michigan Artists       Lawrence Street Gallery, Pontiac, MI

                        The Garden    Detroit Artists Market, Detroit, MI

                        Michigan Fine Art Exhibition    BBAA, Birmingham, MI

1989                Joint Ventures    UAW-GM Human Resource Center, Auburn Hills, MI

                        Realism     Pontiac Art Center, Pontiac, MI

                        Three Views     Homestead Gallery, Walled Lake, MI

                        AlumniRetrospective      Center for Creative Studies, Center Gallery, Detroit, MI

1988                Michigan Print Exhibition    Alma College, Alma, MI

                        Botanical Images    Lansing Art Center, Lansing, MI

                        Recent Works    Briggs Gallery, Royal Oak, MI

1983                Artscape    Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

                        Emerging Artists    Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI

                        Michigan Photography Exhibition    Scarab Club, Detroit, MI

                        Electrographics    Rochester Gallery, N.Y.

 Collections:

Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit MI

First Federal Bank, Detroit, Michigan

The Gap, Corporate Contemporary Art Collection, San Francisco, CA

Museum of Art University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

St. John Hospital,  Grosse Pointe, MI

Detroit Public Library, Detroit, MI

Numerous Private Collections

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI

St. Joseph Hospital, Pontiac, MI

 Gallery Representation     

Currently Represented by The Robert Kidd Gallery, Birmingham, MI,

Galerie Mamia Bretesche, Paris, France, Rau Art and Design ,Harbor Springs, MI.

Galleria Sillechia, Sarasota Florida, Petter Art Gallery, Saugatuk,Mi.

 

Publications:

2014                  Styleline, Feature article, Metro Times, Detroit News Art Feature, 

2013                     Detroit Home, Hour Media Feature, Downtown Magazine, Feature

                            Detroit News, Arts Feature,

2007-09                The Knot MagazineN.Y. Feature

2006                    ArtNet, Partner Magazine,  Photography Now, Paris, France

                            PDN Photo District News, NewYork,Feature Articles           

2000                    Birmingham Eccentric, Cover Story, Botanical Images

1999-2007           The KnotMagazine, New York, N.Y. Feature Articles

1999                    Style Magazine, Farmington, Mi.  Features

1998                    Style Magazine, Farmington, Mi. Artist Feature

1998                    The Big Idea, Ferndale, Mi. Feature Artist Article

1995                    Michigan Journal, Michigan Friends of Photography

1993-94               The Journal, Center for Creative Photography, Woodstock, NY

1985, 86, 92         Photographers Forum Magazine, Santa Barbara, CA

1983                    Cliche Magazine, Brussels, Belgium

Activities

 25 years              Photojouralistic, Fashion, Commercial photographer 

1994-Present       Owner, Laurie Tennent Studio, Inc. Photography Studio

                            Photography Educator and Speaker

1985-2003           Member-President, Michigan Friends of Photography

1986-1989          Owner Eton Street Gallery, Birmingham, MI

1983-86               Gallery Manager, Rubiner Gallery, West Bloomfield, MI

1984                    Audio Visual Tech, Gallery Assistant, Bateau Lavoir, Paris

                            Assistant to Ernestine Ruben                                  

1982            Still Photographer, MTV, Maui, Hawaii