Harriette Laurent, 16 Avenue Saint Ruf, Appt 2, 84000 Avignon, France firstname.lastname@example.org / +33 7-67- 47-73-67 / http://www.galerie-quint-esssences.ch/Oeuvres_Anais_Laurent.htm
Nyuka Anaïs Laurent née Harriette Lawrence, (Teaching) Licence d’enseignement et (Teaching) MA d’enseignement (University of Paris, Faculty of Nanterre) & CPC (Certified Practicing Coach), IRSP & Swiss Red Cross, for corporate teams & individuals.
An artist practically from birth, first as a poet, then as a visual artist, the combination has become her trademark in Ekphrasis. High, abstract creations with intense colored textures are a priority; basically a hands-on, mixed media technique like finger-painting and mud splattering! Her preferred base is India ink; mixed media and collage layers come after. Each art piece is accompanied by a poem, giving her work greater depth of understanding.
Ms. Laurent is termed an Outsider. Although she never does series on a same subject, she sometimes explores various aspects of a single theme, such as the Japanese tsunami for which she made 30, totally unique paintings. Her poetic beginnings in writing date back to the age of 10 and have continued to the present. Her background in the arts started at Elmira College as an art minor and language major. After transferring to the University of in Paris, she studied under Rome Prize artists for several years and at the Louvre school for Art History.
She is bilingual and binational (FR/AM) and has spent her life between the US and France primarily, but she has also spent 15 years in Switzerland and traveled to numerous other countries for additional inspiration for her works.
An entrepreneur, she has founded and managed several small enterprises and 5 galleries. Her most recent, Galerie Quint-Essences, showed the works of artists from over 30 countries. Art à la cARTe, a not-for-profit organization created 12 years ago, is an example of her wish to assist artists in need or countries ravaged by disasters, natural or human. Her work in the arts and in other fields has been honored by several Who’s Who memberships for poetry, international professionalism and women’s organizations.
Art is the universal definition of that which is the most profound and the most intimate in man. Whatever the form or the materials used, the artist expresses a need to communicate that goes over and around the barriers of nationality, culture or language and shares the soul of humanity in all its splendor and agony.
Art is the language without words, the language of that which is not spoken because the silences often express all the forbidden sides of a society that tries to control or standardize everything. That which art manages to share is that which cannot be expressed; that which is not sufficiently understood or digested to be able to be transmitted by words, those little, scrunched up things that are so unidimensional.
Art frees us of the need for speaking that which cannot find a means to be articulated out loud by a being who is ultimately riddled by fears. This makes art the real historian of its time and the oracle who will express its future; as such, it is infinitely precious.
© Anaïs Laurent 16.05.2018
Outsider Artist in Art à la cARTe / Galerie Quint-Essences
Writer, primarily poetry and short stories
Nyuka Anaïs Laurent : Artist’s Statement
Art is the universal definition of that which is the most profound and the most intimate in man. Whatever the form or materials used, the artist expresses a need to communicate that goes beyond the barriers of nationality, culture or language and shares the soul of humanity in all its splendor and agony.
The Arts express that which cannot be expressed verbally because that which we seek to transmit may not be sufficiently understood or digested to be transmitted by words alone. For all intents and purposes, words are little, unidimensional things compared to music, the visual and performing arts like dance or the theatre.
The Arts free us of the perpetual need for words that may be misunderstood or cannot be spoken out loud by a being who is ultimately riddled by anxiety, damaged egos and fears. This makes Art the undisputed, in depth historian of its time and the oracle who expresses its several possible futures; as such, it is infinitely precious and should be perpetuated as a formal element in education.
© Anaïs Laurent 16.11.2012
P.O. Box 55, 616 Berkshire Trail, Cummington, MA 01011 USA – Summer residence
16 Avenue Saint Ruf, 84000 Avignon, France (+33) (07) 67 47 73 67 – Depuis août 2017
email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
Publications in collections (individuelles)
Qui Suis-Je? Self-published works of poetry with pen & ink illustrations. 1978.
“It Was Enough” Golden Gate Review, Vol.1, no. 1, San Francisco, CA 1982. P 25
“Pleasure Boat” Anaïs: An International Journal, The Anaïs Nin Foundation,
• Gunther Stuhlmann, editor, Becket, MA, 1983. Title poem of book by same name republished with permission of the author.
“Tell Me Why” Out of The Closet, A Mass. Arts Lottery Publication, Vol.1, No. 4, Westfield, MA, 1985.
“Ding Dong Cart” Out of The Closet, A Mass. Arts Lottery Publication, Vol.1, No. 6, Westfield, MA, 1986.
“Song of The Day” Out of The Closet, A Mass. Arts Lottery Publication, Vol.1, No. 6, Westfield, MA, 1986. A Trilogy including Morning, Noon and Night Songs.
“Marked Deck” East of Sunrise, National Library of Poetry, ISBN 1-56167-268-8, p. 588, 1995.
“Mother Earth, Father Sky” Famous Poets of Today, Famous Poets Society, ISBN 0-9641943-2-X, p. 12, 1995.
“Origami Sonnets” Rainbow’s End, National Library of Poetry, ISBN 1-57553-005-8, p. 364, 1996.
“Touch-Me-Nots” Best Poems of 1996, National Library of Poetry, ISBN 1-56167-284-4, p. 60, 1996.
“Nam Vet” Best Poems of the ’90’s, National Library of Poetry, ISBN 1-57553-132-1, 1996. Page 102
“Forgotten Parables” Morning Song, National Library of Poetry, ISBN1-57553-160-7, 1996. Page unknown at this date.
“Mid-life Crisis” A Celebration of Poets, International Library of Poetry,ISBN 1-888680-54-7, 1998. Page 1.
“A Photograph” Anaïs: An International Journal, Vol. 19, 2001, The Anaïs Nin Foundation, Becket, MA, Editor Gunther Stuhlmann, ISBN 87553910, 2001. Page 16.
“Breaking Her in” International Library of Poetry collection 2002
“Three Little Things” Eternal Portraits, International Open Poetry Contest, finalist, Watermark Press, Library of Congress ISBN 0-7951-5239-6, Summer of 2003
“Fare Thee Well, Me Darlin’ Jack Theatre of the Mind, Noble House, London, U.K., 2003
“Dreadful Discoveries” Today’s Famous Poems – On the Wings of Poetry, Semi-finalistin Free Poetry Contest, Famous Poets International, Famous Poets Society, summer 2003, ISBN 0-9700445-3-4
“Listen Hard” The Best Poems and Poets of 2003, International Library of Poetry, ISBN 0-7951-5245-0 Winter 2004, page 1.
“Marlowe Maid” Colours of the Heart, Noble House, London, UK ISBN1-59422-001-8 Folio 01231591; Beginning 2004
“Watermark” Semi-finalist, Open poetry contest Nov 2003, Famous Poets International Society, and publication in the anthology entitled On the Wings of Poetry, ISBN 0-9700445-4-2
“Rites of Passage” Submitted for contest and published by Famous Poets Society Dec 2003
“Widow’s Grief” Accepted for VoicesNet Anthology, slated for publication 12.01.04.
“Snowy Fate” Accepted for VoicesNet Anthology 11, 2004
“Downstream” Expressions, American Poets Society, Baltimore, MD, ISBN 0-9743429-7-1, 2004
“Fare Thee Well, Me Darlin’ Jack International Who’s Who in Poetry, International Library of Poetry 2004
“Micki, Micki, beau Micki Best Poems and Poets of 2004, slated for publication at the end of 2004.
“What Counts,” Best Poems and Poets of 2004, Editor’s choice
Named one of Best Poems and Poets of 2005, Editor’s choice
“The Dreamed of Host” International Library of Poetry, 2006, named to Who’s Who in Poetry
“In Thanks and Memory” Publication in 2006 by International Library of Poetry, Editor’s Choice 2006
“Downstream” International Society of Poetry (print date unknown)
“Soft, so soft” International Library of Poetry (print date unknown)
“Attic Treasures” Best Poems and Poets of 2007
“Master Choreographer” Many Colored Brooms, Jan.2008, Warnborough College, Ireland : www.warnborough.edu
“Heavenly Potter” Many Colored Brooms, June issue, Urania, 2009, Warnborough College, Ireland www.warnborough.edu
“Through Molasses” Many Colored Brooms, May 1, 2010, Warnborough College, Ireland; http://www.manycoloredbrooms.com/?p=318
Publications de livres de poésie :
Pleasure Boat Adastra Press, Easthampton, MA. ISBN 0-938566-09-1, © 1981. Poetry & original block cuts by author. Plus disponible (totalement vendu).
Anaïku, ISBN 978-1-4907-3611-2 (sc) / ISBN 978-1-4907-3612-9 (e), copyright 2014 Nyuka Anaïs Laurent, printed by Trafford Publishing via Bookmasters 7/26/2017
Poems on tape (poèmes enrégistrés), International Library of Poetry & Poetry.Com (sound of Poetry collection)
“Marked Deck ” “Origami Sonnets” “Touch-Me-Nots” “Nam Vet” “Breaking Her in”
“Three Little Things” “Listen Hard” “What Counts”
“Antonin Artaud: Letters to Anais Nin in 1993,” Anaïs : An International Journal,
The Anaïs Nin Foundation, Becket, MA, 1983. Premier translation from French, pp. 53 – 59.
“The Street Where I Lived – On The Trail of Henry Miller,” Anaïs: An International Journal, The Anaïs Nin Foundation, Becket, MA, 1987. Premier translation from French, pps. 19 – 26.
Additional Translation and Proofreading
[bestof.chronology] 13.2.2013, part of the Afghanistan info, News bulletin (for Micheline Centlivres, Swiss expert on Afghanistan. (French to English and proofreading of additional sections of the issue of the journal by the same name.)
February 2013 – “Spring Cleaning in Hungary” (translation from French to English) – section for the above magazine.
2013 – A series of two works : “Partita”, 30 years of Photography, firstly, a catalogue for the exhibition of Myriam Viallefont-Haas, part of the photographic series of the collection shot in the 1980s by Myriam Viallefont-Haas, 220 pages for 200 photographs, duotone processing.
Partita Myriam Viallefont-Haas, Artistic Photographs.
“Serenity” Spirits in the Night, ISBN -0-7951-5244-2, Fall 2003, International Library of Photography, Picture.com
Articles & Seminars
Saving Time by Prioritizing TESOL Business SIG, Paris April 15, 2000
Corporate Chance Factors, TESOL Business SIG, Paris June 15, 2002
Drawing Your Dragons TESOL Business SIG, Paris October 2002
SWOT Analysis Forum de Genève Nov. 3-5, 2003
Drawing Your Dragons TESOL Business SIG, Paris October 2002
SWOT Analysis Forum de Genève Nov. 3-5, 2003
Drawing Your Dragons UPWARD BOUND, WorldWIT May 2004
“Telephone Hang-ups” Article on Better ESL Telephone Course Techniques, TESOL Journal, Paris, 2001.
“Management Training – No silver platters today” 5th Annual Beijing .SME Business Festival Beijing; China Sept. 2004
“Prioritizing to Save Time” SwitzWIT Conference, Geneva, CH March 2005
“What Good is Art?” Article in Quintessential News Vol1,Issue 2
“Ex-Pat Thoughts” Submitted to XPat Exchange, Geneva February 2006
“Is Learning English Worth It?” Quint-Essential News (in French) Vol 2, Issue 1
“Why Poetry?” Quint-Essential News (in French) Vol 2, Issue 1
Conférence et Panel :
Dimensions et autres vies : base de discussion interactive, David Bowie ; Nu Hotel, Brooklyn, NY 04 et 06.05.2018
Elmira College Elmira, NY Junior Year Abroad, France 1963-1965
Double Major: French & English; Minors: Art & Music
Université de Paris Nanterre, France DUEL et Licence d’enseignement, mention très bien 1969 (suma cum)
Maîtrise d’enseignement, mention bien 1970 (cum laude)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, St Cloud, France (Under auspices of ASTEF Linguistique)
• ESL, audio-visual Degree 1970
• & student teaching in GIROP (Groupement industriel de la région ouest de Paris)
Career Track Seminars “Dealing with Difficult People” 1980
Career Track Seminars “Proofreading” 1987
Certified TOEIC Tester (through ISES-Langues, Tours, France) 2000
Training in the creation of computerized testing, ISES-Langues, Tours, France 2001
Certified Coach (CPC) IRSP, Lausanne, Switzerland 12/2005
Honors, Licenses & Affiliations
• Who’s Who Among Students
• Who’s Who Worldwide
• International Who’s Who among Professionals 2006
• Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals 2007
• Madison Who’s Who 2008
• Madison Who’s Who : Woman of the Year for Switzerland 2009
• Madison Who’s Who : Hall of Fame 2010
• International Women’s Leadership Delegate 2013
• Famous Poet for 1995, Famous Poets Society, 1995.
• Best Poet for 2004 and 2005, Famous Poets Society
• 3rd Place, National Library of Poetry open competition, 1996, “Origami Sonnets.”
• Distinguished Member of International Society of Poets, 1996
• Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, August 2003, International Society of Poets
• Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, March 2004, International Society of Poets
• Conference Speaker & English-speaking guide, Freidrich Dürrenmatt Centre, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 2004-2008
• International Who’s Who in Poetry 2006 (Poem in collection: The Dreamed of Host
• International Who’s Who in Poetry 2007
• Association Art à la cARTe, President 2009-present
• Past Member of National Governors’ Task Force on International Education (held in NJ)
• Past Member of National Association of Female Executives
• Member of WIN (Women in Nuclear) 2000-2003
• Executive Director of SwitzWIT (Swiss Women Insights & Technology) 2004-01/2006
• Member of WIN (Women’s International Networking) 2004 – present
• Gallery director, Galerie Quint-Essences, Bevaix, Switzerland (2005 to 2009)
• Galerie Quint-Essences, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2009-present)
• CEO, E-go Trips and Destination Growth (training and coaching enterprises) (2003 to present)