Laurie Lambrecht, a native of Bridgehampton is a visual artist working in photography and fiber. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in the US and abroad. Her photographs are in the collection of museums including the National Gallery of Art and the Parrish Art Museum. In the early 1990’s she worked as administrative assistant to Roy Lichtenstein simultaneously photographing the artist and his process. “Roy Lichtenstein in His Studio” the monograph of her project was published by Monacelli Press in 2011. She has worked with theatre artist Robert Wilson at the Watermill Center intermittently since 1993. From 2012-2014 Lambrecht photographed a documentary project for the Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida. Laurie’s own work is an observation of the natural world especially of trees and vegetation. Working as a sweater designer before pursuing her artistic career heightened her awareness to the tactile qualities and nuances of pattern and color found in nature. Her work celebrates their form, subtlety and enduring presence. Recently Lambrecht has been a fellow at artist residencies including: Virginia Center of the Creative Arts, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Rauschenberg Residency. In 2013 she taught students in Medellin, Colombia in the program Literacy through Photography. She has given talks about her work at The National Gallery of Art, The Morgan Library, and The Art Institute of Chicago among other venues. In 2019 she will be a participating artist in the Parrish Art Museum’s Road Show.
Toni Ross is a sculptor whose focus moves between the elemental geometries of containers, cubes, lines, and totems to monumental, site-responsive installations in which the physical, cerebral, and the architectural meet. Since 2016, she has embarked on large-scale installations that are unique in their engagement of both the environment and the viewer. They include Sanctuary Entwined, 2017-18, at Long House Reserve in East Hampton, Found Lines, 2018, at the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA, and Permanent Transience, 2016, part of the Parrish Art Museum’s Parrish Road Show. In recent studio works, Ross explores aspects of writing and structure in linear compositions and aggregate wall works in stoneware that reference the poetic and the written word in stanza-like, contiguous formations. In 2017, Ross began a series of panel discussions called WOMEN ARTISTS: Reshaping the Conversation. The concept, now entering its third year, has been met with tremendous enthusiasm from women and men alike. Moreover, it is building a community of people that are both aspirational and galvanized by its content and the times in which we live. Born and raised in New York City, Toni Ross attended Wesleyan University where she studied ceramics and the arts, graduating with a BA in Film Studies. She lives and works in Wainscott, NY.