LAUREL ROTH HOPE lives and works in San Francisco. Prior to becoming a full-time, self-taught artist, she worked as a park ranger and in natural resource conservation. Her current work centers on the human manipulation of and intervention into the natural world and the choices we make every day between our individual desires and the well-being of the world. She and Diaz Hope have collaborated on projects presented at Catharine Clark Gallery since 2008.
Roth Hope is a 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow, and was a 2016 Resident Artist with the Kohler Arts and Industry program in Wisconsin. In 2017, she and Diaz Hope created The Woulds, exhibited at the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco and Catharine Clark Gallery. In 2013, she and Andy Diaz Hope completed a year-long fellowship at the de Young Museum, San Francisco examining the history of human cooperation through architecture. Her work is included in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Art and Design, New York; the Mint Museum, Charlotte; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; 21c Museum Hotels, Louisville; the Zabludowicz Collection, London; the Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village; and Ripley’s Museum of Hollywood, Los Angeles.