Laura Newman

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Bloom, 2009, 56 x 72", oil and acrylic on canvas
Billboard 2, 2009, 22 x 30", oil on canvas
Pavilion, 2009, 44 x 60", oil on canvas
Out There, 2009, 60 x 72", acrylic and oil on canvas
Winter Scene, 2009, 64 x 52", oil on canvas
Artist's Statement

I am interested in a kind of space that is fresh, airy, vast and open. For a long time, I’ve felt that a painting is alive when I can feel the space in it. I would like to be able to paint air, but in order to paint air I need to paint the things in it.

Although primarily abstract, my paintings address the representation of space and often take particular places as points of departure in order to explore visual issues.

I aim to locate the point where form takes on meaning—where a triangle can be read as a road in perspective, for example. Each painting suggests a model or diagram, even as it evokes a particular, fictional place.


Born Cleveland Ohio
Education Cooper Union, NASCAD
Solo Exhibitions, Lesley Heller, Bellwether, Tenri, Victoria Munroe
Group Exhibitions, National Academy of Art, the New Museum, the Weatherspoon Museum of Art, Monya Rowe Gallery, Big Small/Casual Gallery, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery
Reviews Artforum, NYTimes, Brooklyn Rail, Bomb
Fellowships, Guggenheim, Rome Prize, NYFA