Art House is proud to welcome
new Executive Director,
Laila Voss is an artist and educator who has devoted a career to the cultural vitality of the Northeast Ohio region. She has served on on non-profit boards, engaged in community art projects, managed art departments, and converted an Ohio City school building into artists studio-living lofts.
Laila Voss has lectured and conducted workshops for both children and adults and has designed courses for the Ruffing Montessori Summer Camp to challenge students to work together towards ambitious goals. Ms. Voss has also taught a wide range of courses and developed curriculum at many area colleges and universities. At both Tri-C and Lake Erie College she expanded programs, restructured studio facilities and as gallery director, she reinvigorated the exhibition schedule along with the critical and contemporary offerings.
Laila’s art practice encompasses multiple media: audio-video installations, assembled sculpture, drawing, performance, ceramics and public art. Her work has been featured in important cultural institutions and is held in major collections including the Progressive Collection, the University of Volgagrad, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Akron Art Museum, SPACES, and the William Busta Gallery. She has worked with various neighborhoods and partnered with a number of CDCs and other organizations to create parks and gardens. Currently, Laila is curating a series of outdoor sculpture exhibitions for the Waterloo Arts District.
Ms. Voss has received numerous awards, such as the City of Cleveland Volunteer of the Year Award, the Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence and the opportunity to represent Ohio at the FCCA Prague in the Czech Republic. As a member of a cultural exchange, she has traveled to the former Soviet Union. Laila maintains a vigorous studio practice in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland and is preparing for a two-person exhibition at the ARTneo Museum. She received her BFA from Ohio University and her MFA from Kent State University.