Painter Lara Hoke’s extraordinary figure work, is strong, elegant, vibrant, and full of light. She executes her paintings with a combination of direct application of paint and thin glazes of color and is especially interested in light, form, and line and how they work together to create space and emotional atmosphere. Hoke received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon University with Honors. She also studied at the Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy. She has received the Samuel Rosenberg Senior Award, Carnegie Mellon (2003), a Fellowship from Ox-Bow Artist Colony (2001), and is a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. She lives and works in Oakland, CA.