b. 1966, Panama City, Panama (Guatemalan / American)
1999 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Painting and Drawing
1996 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, BFA, Painting and Drawing
1984-87 University of Illinois at Chicago, Architecture Program
SELECTED SOLO AND TWO and THREE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS:
2021 Hold Tight and Let Go, Victorian House gallery, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL.
All the Way Through, The Yard, New York, NY.
2019 Little RADiCALS, Reservoir Art Space, Ridgewood, NY.
2018 Close to the Bone and Skin, Rosefsky Gallery at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
Mosquera, Tortora and Wren, 3-person exhibition, Kirkland Art Center, Clinton, NY.
2017 Flatbed Picture Planes, Georgia Southern University’s Center for Art & Theatre, Statesboro, GA.
2015 Selected Work, Iloveyoubedford, Brooklyn, NY.
2012 A Visceral Dialogue, ThincSavannah, Savannah, GA.
2010 The Thick Of It, Hall Street Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2007 Another Again, sixspace, Los Angeles, CA.
2006 in the deep end, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2005 Beauty In the Breakdown, sixspace, Los Angeles, CA.
2004 Duo, w/ John Sparagana, BRIGHT group, Chicago, IL.
Editor’s Choice, w/ John Sparagana, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago, IL.
2003 Someone Like You, Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain
2002 Another Side Of You, Feigen Contemporary, New York, NY.
2001 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
We Know What Makes You Feel Good, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago, IL.
Love What You Don’t See, Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah, GA.
2000 You Got Your Wish, Bodybuilder & Sportsman, Chicago, IL.
1999 A Tangle Free Relationship, Artemisia Gallery, Chicago, IL.
1998 Moments, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2022 Matrixes, Kate Oh Gallery, New York, NY
Otherwise, Half Gallery, New York, NY
ILYW Spring Exhibition, curated by Marcela Florido
2021 Bilingual: Abstract & Figurative, BRUNO DAVID GALLERY, Saint Louis, MO.
V, Alfa gallery, www.artsy.net/show/alfa-gallery-v?sort=partner_show_position
2020 Art Off-Screen, Neumeraki Projects, Brooklyn, NY.
3D, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL.
Parts of A Whole, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2019 Ineffable Manifestations, Institute of Sacred Music, Miller Hall, New Haven, CT.
ESCAPE/ISM?, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY.
Small Works Winter 2019, NAWA gallery, New York, NY.
12x12-2019 Black Ball Projects Benefit Fundraiser, Brooklyn, NY.
Building Power benefit for the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Planthouse gallery, New York, NY.
2018 Onyx, Alfa gallery, Miami, FL.
The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art, Agora Gallery, New York, NY.
Studio Apartment, Gallery Madison Park, New York, NY.
Painting in the 21st Century, Site:Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY.
RE:RE:patterns, La Bodega gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Benefit Exhibition for Friends of the Rail Park, Bridgette Mayer gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
No Man’s Land: Women and Abstraction, Five Points gallery, Torrington, CT.
2017 Transform, Alfa gallery, Miami, FL.
Structural Probability, 4-person exhibition, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC.
Known Unknowns, 86 Orchard Street, New York, NY.
White On, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL.
2016 Structural Underpinnings, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY.
Art From the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY.
Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
12th National Juried Exhibition, Ceres Gallery, New York, NY.
BWAC Wide Open 7, BWAC Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Between Clock and Bed, Yale School of Divinity, New Haven, CT.
2015 Homegrown, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2014 Pulse Miami Beach art fair, Voltz Clarke Gallery
Painting Now, Florence Quater Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tuczon, AZ.
35 Years of Public Art, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL.
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St, New York, NY.
2013 Group Show, The Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, NJ.
Curious Deviations, Non-Fiction gallery, Savannah, GA.
Can We Talk, Le Snoot gallery, Savannah, GA.
De Madonna a Madonna, DA2, Salamanca Spain, curated by Paco Barragan
Art Papers Invitational Benefit, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2012 Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.
Small Works, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA.
Painters Painting Paint, Todd Hall Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN.
It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY.
Art Papers Invitational Benefit, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
2011 Spectrum, Gutstein Gallery, Savannah, GA.
2010 Art Papers Invitational Benefit, Mason Murer Gallery, Atlanta, GA.
13th annual SECAC/MACAA member show, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA., curated by Joe Seipel
Why Go Anywhere Else, traveling exhibition. Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro Podgorica Petrovic Castle; Modern Gallery Budva; Gallery Josip Bepo Benković Herceg Novi;
Kod Homena Gallery Kotor; National Gallery Belgrade, Serbia; Vojvodina Contemporary Art Museum Novi Sad; catalog.
Why Go Anywhere Else - drawing exhibition, Velimir Lekovic gallery, Bar, Montenegro.
Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12x12, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL.
2009 ANTIDOTE, Verge Art Fair, Miami, FL.
Axis 4th National Juried Exhibition, Axis Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
2007 Year 07 art fair, sixspace, London
Double X: Women Representing Women, UAB Visual Arts Gallery, Birmingham, AL.
Pulse New York art fair, moniquemeloche Gallery
2004 Strange Days, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Wonderland, Judy-Ann Goldman gallery, Boston, MA., curated by Edward Saywell
Mental Space, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Madison, WI., curated by JJ Murphy
2003 I Need Something For Over My Sofa, moniquemeloche Gallery, Chicago, IL.
The Drawing Show, sixspace gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
LISTE 03 The Young Art Fair, moniquemeloche Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Art Chicago, moniquemeloche Gallery
ARCO up and coming booth, moniquemeloche Gallery, Madrid, Spain curated by Victor Zamudio-Taylor
2002 Stray Show art fair, moniquemeloche Gallery
Torino Art Fair, moniquemeloche Gallery, Torino, Italy
Behavior Patterns, Three Arts Club, Chicago, Illinois curated by John Brunetti
Art Chicago, moniquemeloche Gallery
2001 FFWD: Miami art fair, moniquemeloche Gallery
Stray Show art fair, moniquemeloche Gallery
Slice of Life, DeChiara Gallery, New York, NY.
Mixer, moniquemeloche gallery, Chicago, IL.
Platypus, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY.
Armory Art Fair, Lawrence Rubin Greenberg Van Doren Fine Art, New York, NY.
Art Miami art fair, Bodybuilder & Sportsman and monique meloche, Miami, FL.
2000 Figured Out, Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY.
Homewrecker, MW Projects, Chicago, IL.
A Big Picture Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA.
The Figurative Show, FGA Space, Chicago, IL.
New Art Examiner Benefit, Carnival Futura 2000 invitational auction/exhibition, Chicago, IL.
Mural, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL., curated by Rene Arceo, Dan Gustin, Greg Sholette
1999 crashpad, Inn of Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL.
POST CRAP with Vito Acconci, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY., curated by Kenny Schachter
1998 Preview Invite: Part 4 Group Show, VANE 98, Newcastle, England
Chicago Artists 98, Gallery 312, Chicago, IL.
Group Show, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL.
Michigan Avenue and Oak Street Windows Show, Chicago, IL.
Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL.
1997 New Talent II, Contemporary Arts Workshop, Chicago, IL.
Union League Civic Arts Foundation Exhibition, Chicago, IL.
Figurative Small Works, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, FL.
Ox-Bow Benefit 1997, Chicago, IL.
1996 1996 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL.
Personal Visions IV, An Art Place, Inc. Gallery, Chicago, IL.
% Show, Gallery X, Chicago, IL.
1995 Nippon Steel Exhibition, Nippon Steel, Chicago, IL.
Ox-Bow Exhibition, Gallaria Marchetti, Chicago, IL.
Annual Women’s Work Show, Northwest Community Arts Council, Crystal Lake, IL.
Regional Art Exhibition, Gallery Ten, Rockford, IL.
SELECTED ARTIST LECTURES/PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
2018 Lecturer, Rosefsky Gallery at Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
2012 Presenter, SECAC Conference, Raleigh Durham, NC
1993-07 Assistant Director of Faculty Services, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 MCA as Muse panel participant, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
2004 Artists Connect lecture, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Lecturer, Art on the Move, Chicago, IL.
Visiting Lecturer for 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL.
Visiting Lecturer, Behind the Scenes Teacher Workshop, Museum of Contemporary Art
1999 Student Lecturer, First Year Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1998 Student Lecturer. Painting & Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1996 Television appearance on “Enjoying the Arts”
2011-13 Professor of Painting, Professional Practices, Formal Aspects of Painting; Visiting Artist Coordinator, Savannah College of Art and Design
2009-11 Chair and Professor of Painting, Professional Practices, Savannah College of Art and Design
2007-09 Professor of Painting, Drawing I, Professional Practices, Formal Aspects of Painting, Landscape Painting, Developing a Sense of Place, Advanced Painting, Advanced Painting Studio Analysis,
MFA Thesis, Field Internship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2001-07 Instructor, Figure Drawing; Multi Level Painting Studio; Graduate Projects, Painting and Drawing; Figure Painting: Multi Level Painting Studio the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2003-05 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, graduate group critique panelist
Visiting Artist, Northwestern University, graduate group critique panelist
Visiting Artist, Ox-Bow, studio critiques with students, lecture of work, and graduate individual critiques
2001 Visiting Lecturer, DePaul University
Visiting Artist, Art & Design Program, University of Chicago, studio critiques with graduate students, lecture of work, and graduate group critique panelist
Visiting Lecturer, Grand Valley College
Visiting Lecturer, Northern Illinois University
Visiting Lecturer, First Year Program, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2020 Nguyen, Brittany, Staff Member Laura Mosquera in Solo Exhibition ‘All the Way Through’, December 8; https://arts.columbia.edu/news/laura-mosquera-solo-exhibition-all-way-through
2019 Worden, Laura, Yale University Institute of Sacred Music News, Student Reflection: Inaugural Exhibition in Miller Hall, https://ism.yale.edu/news/student-reflection-inaugural-exhibition-miller-hall
Reciprocal Art Magazine Issue 4,
Yeapanis, Stacia, Other People Pixels, Interview, http://blog.otherpeoplespixels.com/otherpeoplespixels-interviews-laura-mosquera
The Ascentos Review, The Pop Issue, http://www.acentosreview.com/February2019/ (photos)
2018 Hess, Erika, I Like Your Work Studio Visit blog, https://www.erikabhess.com/ilikeyourworkstudiovisit (photos)
Brammer, Mikki, New York Style Maker, Luxe Interiors + Design, November/December issue (photos)
Torrington gallery announces new shows, Stamford Advocate, https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/entertainment/article/Torrington-gallery-announces-new-shows-12938261.php#photo-15602708, May 24.
On Exhibit: ‘Art + Work’ at Neiman Gallery, Columbia News, http://news.columbia.edu/content/On-Exhibit-Art-Work-at-Neiman-Gallery, April 16.
Lee, M. Linda, Greenville Journal, https://greenvillejournal.com/?s=Structural+Probability, January 3.
Armstrong, Mary Cathryn, Town Magazine, https://towncarolina.com/article/by-definition/, January 3.
2017 Create Magazine, https://create-magazine.com/features/laura-mosquera, July 12.
Art Maze Mag, http://artmazemag.com/laura-mosquera/, May.
2016 G’Sell, Eileen, “Distance Avails Not”: Art from the Boros IV at Denise Bibro Fine Art, Art Fuse, August 10, http://artefuse.com/2016/08/10/art-from-the-boros-iv-at-denise-bibro-fine-art-124651/
Cahill, Timothy, Between Impermanence and Eternity, Yale Divinity School, March, http://divinity.yale.edu/news/between-impermanence-and-eternity
Appel, Allan, Brush With Death Inspires New Strokes, New Haven Independent, March 22, http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/jon_seals_show_/, (photo)
Cregin, Lisa, A Bright Idea, Veranda, February, pages 110-117, (photos)
2015 Biggs, Caroline, Uptown Social, Domino, Winter, pages 110-111, (photo)
Foumberg, Jason, Fall’s 10 Most Anticipated Exhibitions, chicagomag.com, http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2015/Fall-Culture-Art/
2014 Schlesinger, Natasha, New KD Hamptons Art Basel Diary, KDHamptons, http://www.kdhamptons.com/new-kdhamptons-art-basel-diary-with-artmuse-founder-natasha-schlesinger/
Biggs, Caroline, Two to Watch, Domino, Winter, page 44, (photo).
Trimble, Alisha, Pulse Highlight: Laura Mosquera, creem magazine, http://creemmag.com/laura-mosquera/, December.
Austin, Catherine M., Art Basel Miami 2014 Hot List, Bespoke Banter, http://www.catherinemaustin.com/art-basel-miami12014-hot-list/
Hollingsworth Phillips, Holly “Artist Spotlight Series: Laura Mosquera, The English Room, http://www.theenglishroom.biz/2014/07/07/artist-spotlight-series-laura-mosquera/
2013 Lampe, Lilly, Out There Atlanta, Burnaway, http://burnaway.org/ota-mosquera/?utm_source=BURNAWAY+List&utm_campaign=d763861e45-WeeklyNewsletter4%3A+6-20-2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2908907202-d763861e45-407649593, Nov. 27
Blunk, Raine, “Can We Talk?” Brings Joan Rivers to Le Snoot, The District, April 4
Borelli, Christopher, ‘Check Please! narrows field for new host, Chicago Tribune, March 20, (photo)
2012 Painting Painters Paint leads new fall exhibits at MTSU’s Todd Gallery, Murfreesboro Post, Friday, September 7, (photo)
Painting Painters Paint Opening Exhibit of MTSU Fall Semester, boropulse.com, Wednesday, September 5, (photo)
Hersh, Allison, Abstract Duo, Savannah Morning News, June 10, page 5F, (photos)
2010 Herman, Max, Selected Works from the MCA Collection: Focus on UBS 12x12, http://flavorpill.com/chicago/events/2010/1/9/selected-works-from-the-mca-collection-focus-on-ubs-12x12
Twenty Top Shows, artnet.com, http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/ntm/ntm1-5-10.asp, January 5.
2009 August Art Picks, Midtown Monthly Magazine, August
Dalkey, Victoria, Axis: the little gallery that could…go national, Sacramento Bee, August 7
Studio Visit Magazine, (photos)
2008 Rich, Margy, Not For Sale, (photo)
2006 Yood, James, in the deep end, Art Forum, December, pages 312-13 (photo)
Stabler, Bert, Get Thee To a Gallery, Chicago Reader, September 22
Sullivan, Mary Ellen, in the deep end, Art Info, http://www.artinfo.com/News/Article.aspx?a=21091&c=19, September 18
Hinkel, Joanne, The State Of New Art, Center Stage, http://centerstagechicago.com/art/articles/pickypicksaug28.html, August 28
Nance, Kevin, Melancholy Women, Chicago Sun-Times, September 13, page 60 (photo)
Flavorpill, Issue 104, September 11
Workman, Michael, Eye Exam, New City Chicago, September 9
2005 Vincent, Alyssa, The Museum of Contemporary Art Lives Up, The Chronicle, North Central College, Friday October 7th
Denver Quarterly, Volume 40, Number 2, cover, (photo)
Skolnick, Lisa, The Mies-ing Link, Metropolitan Homes, April, page 122, (photo)
Knight, Christopher, Women In a Vulnerable State, LA Times, Friday, March 4
2004 Curator’s Pick: Acquired Taste, Fnews Magazine, September, page 13
Close Out, New City Chicago, Thursday, May 6, page 3
Green, Tyler, modernartnotes.blogspot.com, Tuesday, December 16
Eight Fort Eight, WBEZ, (Tony Fitzpatrick), www.chicagopublicradio.org/audio_library/848_radec04.asp
Coleman, Caryn, Laura Mosquera, theartweblog, Contemporary art musings, art.weblogsinc.com/entry/4733164530774730/, Thursday, April 29
2002 New York Sun, Tuesday, September 10, page 12, (photos)
Time Out Chicago, page 209 (photo)
Weins, Ann, Frontlines, Chicago Magazine, September 2002, page 38
Yablonski Stat, Terri, Residents Show off favorite places, Chicago Tribune, July 17, page 40-41 (photo)
Schachter, Kenny, *Zing Magazine 13v, Curator’s notes
Picard, Charmaine, Art Chicago 2002, ArtNexus, July, pages 83-85 (photo)
Brunetti, John, 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work & We Know What Makes You Feel Good, New Art Examiner, January/February, page 65 (photo)
Parra, Erik, Malk, University of Wisconsin-Madison Spring 2002, Figure Four: Laura Mosquera on Painting Figurative, p. 10
Papish-Horner, Susannah, Roundup SAIC Interview: Laura Mosquera, pp. 11-12 No. 3 p. 65
Waddell, Stephanie, MM Good, Ten by Ten Magazine, Volume 1, #3, page 6
www.chicago-l.org/stations/chicago-state, Murals for CTA
Love What You Don’t See, Coastal Antiques and Art, Art Briefs, November
Ferrera, Annette, 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work, Ten by Ten Magazine, October 28
Jackson, Ally, Campus Chronicle SCAD, Love What You See, Vol 1. No. 49 October 26 (http://www.thecampuschronicle.com/archive/vol_1/10_26/inside_mosquera.html)
Camper,Fred, Consider the Alternatives, Chicago Reader, Oct. 19, page 28 (photo)
Cunniff, Bill, Museum Pieces, Chicago Sun Times, Oct. 5, page 12N (photo)
Artner, Alan, Planner Our Critics’ Choices, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 30
O’Hara, Delia, Weekend Plus News, Chicago Sun-Times, September 28, page 3
Hawkins, Margaret, Another Opening, Another Show, Chicago Sun-Times, September 7, page 28
Bishop, Janet, curator New American Paintings Book 35 Midwestern Edition September, Vol 6 No 4 pp.3, 118-121 (photo)
Weins, Ann, An Insider’s View, Chicago Collection, pgs 18 & 46-47 (photo)
Isaacs, Deanna, Local Motion at MCA, Chicago Reader, page 23
“Platypus,” The New Yorker, July 9, page 15
Johnson, Ken, Platypus, The New York Times, July 9, page 15
Waxman, Lori, The West Loop Gate, New Art Examiner, May-June, pgs. 58-63, 103
MacLeod, Chris, Platypus, New York Resident, May 28, page 23 (photo)
Snodgrass,Susan. You Got Your Wish, Art In America, January, page 119-120 (photo)
2000 Butler, Patrick, Remaking a Legend, Midwest Construction, November, page 25
Loehr, Cindy. The Figurative Show, New Art Examiner, September, page 58, (photo)
Ulrich, Polly. Who is the Next Potter Palmer? In Search of the New Generation of Chicago Art Collectors, New Art Examiner, September, pgs. 26-29, 47-49.
Bulka, Michael. 5 Shows To See, New City Magazine, May 25, pages 34-35
Butler, Keri. An Eye on Chicago, New York Arts Magazine, May
Recommend, New Art Examiner, May, volume 27, number 8, page 11, (photo)
1999 Reid, Calvin. POST CRAP: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Poliester Magazine, vol. 7, #25, spring – summer, Reviews, pages 60-61
Schachter, Kenny. Reviews, Zing Magazine 9, summer
On the Go, Chicago Tribune, April 9, Section 7, page 55, (photo)
Kennedy, Kerrie. At a Glance, Windy City Times, April 8, page 16, (photo)
Critics Picks, Time Out New York, April 1, pg. 57
Art Windows, brochure
1997 I Paid $25 To Be in This Show, Beret International, Chicago, IL (catalogue)
McVea, Robert. Emerging Artists, Chicago Tribune. August, Section 4, pg. 2
1996 STATELINE VICINITY EXHIBITION, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, IL (catalogue)
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES:
2019 Hopper Prize Finalist
2015 Ragdale Artist Residency, Lake Forest, IL.
2013 Art in Embassies Program, Liberia.
2012 The Hambidge Center Artist Residency, Rabun Gap, GA.
2011 Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Artist Residency, Amherst, VA.
2010 International Council of Fine Arts Deans Fellowship
2009 Presidential Fellowship, Savannah College of Art and Design
2003 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
2001 Community Arts Assistance Program Grant
1999 Edward L. Ryerson MFA Fellowship
1998 Roger Brown Residency, New Buffalo, MI.
1997 Union League Civic Arts Foundation Scholarship,
1996 Honorable Mention, 1996 Stateline Vicinity Exhibition, Rockford Art Museum
1995 Nippon Steel Scholarship
1995 The Lalla Anne Critz Zanzi Scholarship
1st place, Gallery Ten Regional Art Exhibit
2006-8 Sand Creek Country Club, Fours Seasons paintings
2004 Converse Billboard commission, Chicago, IL.
2003-4 Chicago Public Library, Archer Heights
Federal Reserve Bank, Chicago, IL.
Billboard project commission by the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association as part of the CTA's Adopt-a-Station program. www.chicago-l.org/stations/chicago-state.html
Billboard painting commissioned by Sears at State St and Madison Ave, Chicago, IL.
The Art Institute of Chicago, IL
Centro de Arte de Salamanca, Spain
Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison, WI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL
Contemporary Art Museum, Houston, TX
Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY
The Capital Group, Chicago, IL
The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
And numerous private collections