Lawrence LaBianca


3rd Place recipient

Lawrence LaBianca is a New York City-born sculptor who now makes his home in San Francisco, where he shows with Sculptueresite Gallery. Lawrence creates metal, ceramic, wood, and glass objects and tool-forms that explore our relationship with nature through attention to craft, form, physicality, and the fluidity of the boundaries between these ideals. His work is both abstract and narrative, as the materials with which he works assume new and idiosyncratic identities.

Lawrence holds an MFA from the California College of Arts and Crafts, where he is currently a lecturer in interior architecture. His work has appeared in many galleries and museums throughout the West Coast, including the Richmond Arts Center, the San Francisco Folk and Craft Museum, and the Yerba Beuna Center for the Arts. His work has also been featured on stage through collaborations with choreographers such as Joanna Haighgood and Amelia Rudolph of Project Bandeloop.

  • Tool for Seeing

    Tool for Seeing 14x14x16" 1998

    Redwood, steel, glass lens - double concave

  • Metamorphosis

    Metamorphosis 15x49x8" 1999

    Walnut wood lade, wood, cast glass lenses from ladle and steel.

  • Navigation Tools

    Navigation Tools 60x20x10" 1996

    Ceramic with internal parabolic curve for sound amplification and reception, steel and wood