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Biography

Laiza Fuhrmann (Afro-Brazilian, b, 1998) is a fine artist from Massachusetts. She graduated summa cum laude with a BFA in fine arts.

 

Since the young age of eight, Laiza suffered from body dysmorphia which caused her to develop unhealthy habits such as extensive dieting, HCG hormone shot treatments, and eventually anorexia. All because her body was different from the ideal. Additionally, through growing ages, Laiza had to learn how to navigate her physical and mental presence in a community that hyper-sexualized and objectified her body and those of young women around her. Additionally, after losing her father in her teenage years, she grew a strong bond with her mother and developed an intense appreciation for women and their strengths and value. All of these events led her to create art that glorifies the female experience, identity and worth in the eyes of the Creator.

 

Laiza Fuhrmann's exhibition portfolio includes Bazar Odditorium's Ecofeminism show (2020) in Chattanooga, TN, Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Advocate & Gochis Galleries and Level Ground co.'s SKEW show (2020) in Los Angeles, CA, Wavelength space's Touch (2021) in Chattanooga, TN, And more. she also Has been featured in SKEW ISSUE 02; BLACK DREAMS, FUTURES, AND MUTUAL SUPPORT by Level Ground co., as well as articles in the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Southern Accent, and the Chattanooga Trend. Laiza fuhrmann had not one but two solo exhibitions in April 2021 --  Imagem De Deus at the John C Williams gallery (2021) and My Body Is at the Stoveworks Gallery in Chattanooga, TN.