Laura was born in 1989 and raised in suburban New Jersey. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011 with a BFA in Painting and a minor in Creative Writing. She was recently published in the June/July 2012 issue of New American Paintings. Laura likes whales, books, cats, and existential unease.
I believe in the ability of abstract forms to convey unconscious psychological content. I intuitively manipulate wood, paint, canvas, and cloth to create structures with forceful physical presences that exist as decisively in the world as human beings do. I am attracted to forms that combine approximations of geometric structure with rough, degraded textures, harsh colors, and allusions to the human body, such as carved wooden teeth and sewn canvas skin. The results explore dichotomies of violence and sensuality, attraction and repulsion.