As a young child I had severe vision limitations so I related to the world through colors and texture. Since elements in nature often surface in my work "Transition" is a recurring theme. The etched pieces reflect change, grace in cycles of growth and eventual decline. In these pieces I strive to capture the fragility of life belied by the strength of materials used."
Louise Rauh is best known for her whimsical, floating aluminum panels with organic movement and lucid color. Rauh was born and raised in Endicott N.Y. Upon relocating to Iowa City she developed an interest in fine crafts. Inspired by the work produced by “local” artists Chunghi Choo and Mary Merckel-Hess, she enrolled in the University of Iowa Fine Arts program where she studied under the guidance of Professor Choo.
Rauh took time off from graduate studies to open a fine art and craft gallery, “Studiolo,” in Iowa City, Iowa with partners John Rauh and Justine Zimmer. She received her MFA in the Spring of 2000. Since closing the gallery in the Summer of 2002, she has been dedicated herself to creating new works and participating in nationwide exhibitions. She has participated in many fine craft shows throughout the US including The Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the American Craft Exposition in Evanston Illinois.