Laurie Peek

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Laurie Peek is an artist and photographer whose work straddles the line between documentary and fine art. Her career has included stints as a photography educator, archivist, journalist, arts promoter and activist.

Peek's notable recent achievements include a solo show of her water reflections, "Rockland Reverso," at Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, NY in September 2017. Recent and upcoming juried shows include: "Photography Now 2017 " (juror William Ewing) at Center for Photography in Woodstock (Nov. 4 - Jan. 7, 2018); "All Art+" at Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC; "Camera Works 2017" at Ridgefield Guild of Artists where she was awarded "Best in Show" by juror Rebecca Robertson, Photo Editor of Photo District News; "Aesthetic - Sensory" at the Pomona Arts Center; "The Documentary Continues: Women in Social Issue Photography" at the Edward Hopper House and "PHOTOCentric" at the Garrison Art Center. Peek is a winner of the 2017 Julia Margaret Cameron Award for cell phone photography and has been recognized for her artistic achievement with a Martha Rivers Ingram "Excellence in the Arts Award 2017."

Her photographs have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, Brooklyn Paper, City Limits, The Progressive, Soho News, and Village Voice, as well as film documentaries, including the 2003 Oscar-nominated Tupac-Resurrection and the 2012 documentary Koch.

Peek exhibits widely in the Hudson Valley and NYC metro area, including the Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center, Carriage Barn Arts Center, Edward Hopper House Art Center, Gallery 66, Garner Arts Center, Garrison Arts Center, Piermont Flywheel Gallery, Pomona Cultural Center, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rockefeller State Park Preserve Art Gallery, Upstream Gallery, Van Der Plas Gallery, Volition Gallery and the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at Vytlacil (Art Students League).