Lawrence Argent was born in England and trained in sculpture at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and has a MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships including the Pollock- Krasner Foundation; the Colorado Council on the Arts: the Core Fellowship at the Fine Arts Museum, Houston, Texas and has been an artist in residence at the John Michael Kohler Foundation. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Art at the University of Denver, where he was awarded the Distinguished Scholar award in 2002. He has exhibited nationally and internationally (presently he has an exhibit at the William Havu Gallery here in Denver) and is currently working on many public art projects around the country and in Canada.
Lawrence Argent’s art encompasses a breadth of form and materials, enveloping each with a path of consciousness through which the physical promotes the non-physical and the sublime emerges as a vehicle laying a slippery foundation in the gap between stimulus and response.