Lara Cantu-Hertzler is a Philadelphia painter who is inspired by architecture and the figure. She explores themes of urban decay and feminine identity. Lara’s influences include classical art, dance, photography, abstract expressionism and impressionism. In 2008, Lara graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts graduating with a certificate in painting. In 2014 Lara received a full fellowship to Vermont Studio Center. Solo shows include Allens Lane Art Center, Abington Art Center, and High Wire Gallery. She has also exhibited at Rittenhouse Square, and Rosenfeld Gallery. Lara has won numerous awards from The Philadelphia Sketch club and The Philadelphia National Arts Program.