• "Natural Alchemy"

    A solo show at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary, April 4 - May 29, 2014

    "A fantastic series of these specimens — along with golden-blanketed crab claws, tree stumps, quail eggs, and more — are now on view in the show Natural Alchemy at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary (480 23rd St., Oakland). Because Traugot crochets each piece to fit snugly, the organic form of the object is accentuated rather than obscured." — Sarah Burke, East Bay Express

  • "Nurtured Nature"

    Group show at Muriel Guepin Gallery, 83 Orchard St, NYC. Exhibition runs January 24 - March 9, 2014. Opening reception is Friday, January 24, 6:30-8pm.

    "Nurtured Nature" at Muriel Guepin Gallery

    Art Paris Art Fair 2014
    International art fair, held March 27-30, 2014, at the Grand Palais, Paris, France. My work will be included by Muriel Guepin Gallery, NY.

    view the Paris Art Fair website

  • "Making Special; Transforming the Ordinary"

    Show to open Nov 13 - Dec 12 Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA
    Reception November 14, 4-6pm, at the Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery, located on the first floor of the Frank P. Doyle Library, 1501 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa, California.




  • "Captured: Specimens in Contemporary art"

    Artists in this show will illustrate how a complex and rewarding dialogue between the arts, scientific exploration, and organic, found materials has been staged in a contemporary context. Looking to traditions as diverse as taxidermy, specimen boxes, and the cabinet of curiosities, this exhibition will address the changing nature of our relationship with the natural world.

    gallery home page

    gallery current exhibition

  • "Outside In"

    Solo exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary Gallery, June 1 through July 27, 2012.

    view images from show, look at past exhibitions

  • *Second Nature*

    New work installed at Neiman Marcus Walnut Creek. Store opening March 9th 2012. The work, Second Nature, is part of their permanent collection, displayed in the Men's shoe section bottom floor display window, facing South Main Street.

    Grand Opening Gala this Thursday March 8, day before store opening

    Neiman Marcus home site

  • "Undiscovered", Five Artists Living and working in Sonoma County

    January 14 - March 18 2012
    This exhibition, curated by SVMA Director Kate Eilertsen, and Sonoma State University Gallery Director and Professor Michael Schwager, highlights the creative vision of these five undiscovered Sonoma County artists, whose work is deserving of wider recognition.

    Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

    Sonoma News article

  • "Hello Tomorrow" Bay Area Artists Envision the Future

    June 16, 2011 - September 2, 2011
    Summer Exhibition at the David Brower Center In the Hazel Wolf Gallery
    Opening Reception: June 16, 2011 · 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    Special presentation in the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Theater
    Free and open to the public.
    RSVP required: contact@browercenter.org or (510) 809-0900 ext. 116

    From traditional painting to installation to the conceptual avant-garde, this show is a powerful indicator of how pervasive social, environmental, and political concerns are among artists and the community at large. We hope that these 22 works — imaginative, contemplative, and playful — will also inspire our visitors to consider how we will all live in the future.

    link to more info:David Brower Center

  • "Art On First"

    ART ON F1RST will bring art into the downtown community and infuse First Street with a fun, artsy vibe. Launching at the end of February, ART ON F1RST will give 20 Bay Area artists the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind art installation. In partnership with the Napa Property Based Improvement District and The City of Napa Tourism Improvement District, the contemporary artwork will be on display for eight months along Downtown Napa's up-and-coming First Street.

    info on project and links to artist's locale:


    dedicated website:

  • Exhibition at Chandra Cerrito Contemporary

    Esther Traugot and Lawrence LaBianca
    August 6 - September 18, 2010
    opening reception Friday, August 6, 6 - 9 pm
    and Friday, September 3, 6 - 9 pm

    *artworks will be for sale and display through Chandra Cerrito Contemporary for 6 months folllowing the close of the exhibition.

    *collectors edition currently on display

    Art Critic Kenneth Baker reviews the work

  • "Florilegio"

    Dancing Elephant Projects
    June 25 — August 1, 2010
    Bogotá, Colombia

    The planet collects bits and pieces of life. Each organism, plant and person leaves a vestige of what once was their existence and often, a new beginning for something or someone else. Biodiversity builds that possibility by giving energy to every corner of the earth; it nurtures, adorns and produces a large ecosystem of plants, rivers, animals and roots that are responsible for keeping the circle of life alive.

    Dancing Elephant Projects' first exhibit, Florilegio, is like the earth, a collection: an anthology of works of art and perspectives about the world that focus on biodiversity. A pack of animals, plants, sceneries, and critical sensibilities that have crossed local and foreign borders to lay down their path, hoping that beauty, abstraction, and reality mean the beginning of a personal consciousness towards the biological greatness of the planet and the importance of being part of positive change.

    “The selection of artists that we have gathered for Florilegio have, aside from a leveled talent, a very personal vision on the relation between mankind and the rest of nature; a relation that evokes images and diverse creative constructions that make the exhibit a small festival of commitments and figurations,” says Lina Rojas, co-director of DEP.


  • "Cream, from the top"

    group exhibition at Marin MOCA, Novato Arts Center at Hamilton Field, 500 Palm Drive, Novato, CA
    March 20 through April 18, 2010
    Reception March 20, 5-7pm


    Link to a photo album of the installation:

  • "Entanglements"

    group exhibition at College of Marin Fine Art Gallery, 835 College Avenue, Kentfiled Campus
    March 1 through April 1, 2010
    Reception March 2, 5-7pm