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Cano’s works capture the beauty, strength, elegance and pride of Latinas and all women of color. The lush oversized canvases are striking and the large open faces are expressive and real.

Cano’s work has evolved into a unique style blending acrylics with oils on large canvases. She has focused on depicting women, including representations of the Madonna.

Her current series, "Mujeres del Siglo", includes the images of bold, beautiful faces of dark-haired women. Inspired by her summer experiences spent in Mexico as a child, her portrayals of elegant women dressed in shawls evoke memories of a romantic era gone by.

Recent Commissions

2006 Latin Grammys
Laura's notecards were chosen to be included in the gift baskets given to artists performing at the 2006 Latin Grammy Awards.

Center for Disease Control
Laura was commissioned to do the artwork for an HIV/AIDS awareness poster campaign focusing on the Latino community. The painting was unveiled at the United Nations in New York on National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - December 1, 2005.

National Hispana Leadership Institute
Laura was commissioned to do the artwork for the National  Conference in 2004 & 2005.

M.A.N.A. (National Latina Organization)
Laura was commissioned to provide the artwork for the National Conference in 2004 and 2005, when her work was exhibited at the National Museum of Women and Their Art, Washington, DC.

Hispanic Women Corporation
Selected to create poster art for National Conference in Phoenix, AZ 2004, 2005, & 2006.


Laura has recently had several articles written on her work in local and state newspapers and magazines:

Austin Woman Magazine August 2005
The Scene (Clearlake/Bay Area) August 2005
Galveston Daily News
Lifestyle Section
January 2006
La Semana News (Houston) February 2006
El Dia News (Houston) February 2006

La Niña Frida

© 2006 Laura López Cano
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