Artist Bio

Yvette Lauer is an outsider artist relocated to Surrey BC, who paints in a street art style to communicate her vision of the world. She uses graffiti and realism to link the divergent worlds she lives in. She has the joy of raising her children in a fractured world influences heavily by media, politics, and war; she finds her inspiration in the innocence of youth vs. the dirty and confusing world of city streets.
Yvette has shown her work in Vancouver, B.C. 1998, Terrace, B.C. 2014, and Calgary, Alberta with the Calgary Sketch Club and Calgary Creative arts Guild Spring and Fall shows- 2016 to present, The People’s Portrait Prize 2017 & 2018 , and Healing Hearts Through Art show 2017. She also has work in the Surrey Art Gallery for the Arts 2018 show. She and her art collective, The Diversified Brush, held a “hot” show at the Beacher Gallery culminating with the gallery starting on fire on the last day April 30, 2019. Her works are in collections in Prince Rupert, Summerland and Vancouver B.C, Calgary and Keoma, Alberta, Newfoundland, and El Salvador.
Yvette was a member of the Calgary Creative Arts Guild and The Calgary Sketch Club 2016-2018 and a member of the Art Council of Surrey and the Semiahmoo Arts since 2018. She has taught art classes in Calgary at McKenzie Towne Hall and her home studio to all ages of budding artists. Yvette’s piece “Bazooka Boy” has won 3rd place in the Arts 2018 juried show at the Surrey Art Gallery.IMG_2011