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Biographical Information

Laura López Cano paints memorable images that disclose the tender yet powerful feeling of womanhood, portraying glimpses of private moments and sentimental encounters, and dripping with female experiences as interpretations of culture and tradition. Her truly unique style blends acrylics with oils on large canvases capturing the beauty, strength, elegance and pride of Latinas and all women of color.

Cano inspires feminine diversity and artistic creativity while working to improve her community, graciously giving of her art and time to support charitable organizations, including Prevent Blindness of Texas, Casa Marianella and others that promote education and women's issues. She was selected in 2005 by the Center for Disease Control as a poster artist for the National HIV/AIDS Partnership domestic awareness campaign. And, in 2006, Cano has become a National Hispanic Leadership Institute (NHLI) fellow, and a member of McDonald’s Corporation Mom’s Insights Global Panel.

Cano’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States. She has been a poster and cover artist for numerous esteemed organizations, a "best of show" recipient in several exhibitions, and was named 2002 YWCA Woman of the Year in the art category. With a BFA from University of Texas, El Paso and continued studies in fashion illustration at Stephens College in Columbia, MO, Cano has also applied herself to teaching college-level and private art classes in the United States and in Mexico.

Awards / Acknowledgments

Member of McDonald’s Corporation Mom’s Insights Global Panel 2006
NHLI 2006 Fellow 2006
One Woman Art Exhibit, Talento Bilingue de Houston, Houston, TX 2006
Poster Artist, Center for Disease Control, HIV/AIDS Awareness, Washington, DC 2005
Featured Artist, Art Book published by Hispanic Research Center, Arizona State University, Triumph of our Communities, Four Decades of Mexican American Art, 2005
Cover Artist, "di-verse-city" Austin international Poetry Festival Anthology 2005
Guest Artist & Speaker, MANA Conference, University of TX Pan American, Edinburg, TX 2005
Cover Artist, Textos, Voces e Imagines" by Criado Reyes, Hanover College 2004
Logo Artist "Happy Feet Mean Longer Walks" Total Relief Footwear, Austin, TX 2004
Poster Artist, Hispanic Women's Corporation, Phoenix, Arizona 2004
Poster Artist, Hispanic Women in Leadership/NFL, Houston, Texas 2004
Guest Speaker, "Austin JR League" Mother & Daughter Program, St. Edwards University, Austin, TX 2004
Guest Artist, MANA Conference "University of TX Pan American" Edinburg, TX 2004
Poster Artist, MANA "Las Primeras Award Gala" Arts, Washington, DC 2003
Poster Artist, National Hispaña Leadership Institute, Orlando, Florida 2003
Poster Artist, Hispanic Women's Network of Texas Annual Conference, Austin, TX 2003
YWCA Woman of the Year Award in Art, Austin, Texas 2002
Poster Artist, Las Comadres Para Las Americas, Austin, Texas 2002

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