Laura Moriarty was born in Beacon, New York. Her work has been the subject of twelve solo exhibitions since 1992, including 'Upheaval', a large sculptural painting at Artspace, New Haven (2009). Moriarty’s work has been featured in group exhibitions throughout the US, Canada and Europe, including Geologic Time at Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ (2010), Hyper-Nature at Spaces in Cleveland (2008), Natural Selection at Albany International Airport (2007), and Radius at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Ridgefield Guild of Artists (2005). Residencies include the NOCCA Institute in New Orleans, Women’s Studio Workshop, the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium, and the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming. In 2007, Laura was awarded her second grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (to build the above studio). In 2009, she was selected forMARK 09, a professional practice program administered by NYFA.