Born in Los Angeles, California, Lawrie Margrave graduated from Marlborough School for Girls and attended the University of Arizona. At the age of 3, her grandfather gave her an old Kodak camera but it wasn’t until she coached JV tennis at Wm. S Hart High School in Newhall, California that she began to seriously study photography. She attended workshops and mentored with Anthony Lovette and Al Weber, as well as Edmund Teske.
In 1997 she turned her passion into Lawrie Margrave Photography during which, she photographed English and Western horse shows, did location portraiture, and events until 2012.
Her work has shown at many venues, including Photo LA, Phantom Gallery, Muzeumm, and been featured in several publications.
Her work hangs in private collections across the United States, and as far abroad as Australia. Her work is also part of the permanent collection of the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art.
"Why do I photograph?
When I look up at the images and quotes pasted to the wall above my desk I see the answer! I use a camera to I tell my stories and paint my pictures. I’ve learned that Life never arrives with all the answers. If you think that you know something beyond a doubt, then the windows of compassion and intuition close! Compassion and intuition are essential to my work."
2001-2002 Palos Verdes Beach and Athletic Club Group Show
2001 Palos Verdes, CA 4 Women4Visions Group Show
2002 Palos Verdes, CA From the Soul, 3 Points of View
2003 Creations Art/Framing/Gallery, San Pedro, CA Solo Show
2005 Club Samba Art Gallery Long Beach, CA Sambala Celebration
2009 Morro Bay CA Solo Show Metaphors and Road Songs Solo Show
2015 Phantom Galleries LA, Hawthorne, CA Group Show
2016 VICA and MuzeuMM/Photo LA Abstract Never Is Group Show
2017 VICA and MuzeuMM Los Angeles, CA GIMME5 Group Show
2017 ViCA Long Beach, CA Art in Place Group Show
2018 ViCA Long Beach, CA Art in Another Place Group Show
2018 ViCA and MuzeuMM Los Angeles, CA Out in the Street
2019 ViCA Estonia Edge to Edge Group Show