Lara Orman’s art practice explores solitary experiences into metaphysical, paradoxical dimensions and otherworldly places. Through Printmaking, surreal and automatic drawing and painting her art is deeply inspired by her innate nature; drawn to the patterns of flow that make up the world and what lies beyond the material surface. Orman views her practice as though it is a gradient, fading through the shadows, cycles and spirals, unfolding gradually before the light. Her art draws influence from Eastern and western philosophies, esoteric literature, Cosmic Horror fiction and the many sub-genres of Metal music and record cover art, Speculative realism, Mythology and the artwork of the Romantics. Orman’s artwork evokes the weird and the uncanny, stretching far beyond the quiet woodland valley where she resides, into a deep world of mystery that is forever gazing into the abyss and beyond.  The artwork draws from her subconscious environment, incorporating a Mercurial Darkness descending from years of internal isolation exploring her disconnection from her inborn nature, imbodying a need for a deeper understanding of the world and our existence as a whole.



Future Exhibitions

OCTOBER 2020 - Arusha Gallery Solo Show - Edinburgh 


Group Exhibitions

2020- Exercise Three - Arusha Online Gallery ( ) until 30/06/20

2020- Satellite - Alma College- Michigan -USA

2020- Circle - Printmaking Gallery - DJCAD - Dundee

2019- MFA AH- Descend beneath the Surface - Cooper Gallery - Dundee

2019- New Contemporaries- Forgotten Lands - Royal Scottish Academy - Edinburgh  



2018- Degree Show - Mysteries of the Beyond - DJCAD - Dundee

2018- Print Exchange between DJCAD and NSCAD - Reception Gallery, DJCAD - Dundee


2017- Shelter Stone – The Artist and The Mountain, Multiple locations - Scotland


2017- Resources - Anna Leonowens Gallery - Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada

2017- Virtual Landscapes- VRC space- Dundee Contemporary Arts - Dundee


2017- The Undiscovered Landscape - Matthew Gallery, DJCAD - Dundee




2019- Arusha Gallery Award

2018- William Sangster Philips Scholarship 

2018- Making Matters Award

2018- RSA New Contemporaries selected Artist 



Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee – Scotland

2018- 2019 - MFA Art and Humanities 

2014- 2018 - BA Fine Art 


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