Laurie S Auth was born in Washington, DC. She graduated from the University of Virginia majoring in literature and art history. There, in her fourth year, she concentrated in studio art and knew that she wanted to make art for the rest of her life. She studied painting with Ray Yoshida at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago earning an MFA degree. She has been a full-time artist for 40 years. At the beginning of her career, she created two-dimensional art of abstract landscapes and figurative works, painting in a range of mediums -- oil, acrylic, gouache, ink, pencil, and collage. Later, she created three-dimensional mixed-media sculpture and relief. Currently, she is creating portraits from the bird collection at the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University.
She lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, and exhibits her work locally and nationally.