Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media, Visual Art – painting

Laura Fayer

Discipline: Visual Art – mixed media, Visual Art – painting
Region: Jackson Heights, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 2000, 2007

Laura Fayer is a painter living and working in New York City. She is a recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and has exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including solo and group shows at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Flinn Gallery Greenwich, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in NYC, Lanoue Gallery in Boston, Andrea Schwartz Gallery in San Francisco, and Galerie du Tableau in Marseille.

She was awarded grants from International Residencies for Artists and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for a fellowship to live and work at Triangle France in Marseille, and was in residence at Baer Arts Center in Iceland in 2019. She has also been a resident fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Her early childhood years in Japan have a strong influence on her work.

Fayer’s work is in many corporate and public collections, including Avon Headquarters, Norwegian Cruise Lines, NYU Langone Hospitals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the Londoner in Macau, Grand Hyatt in Kauai, Ritz Carltons in Atlanta and Shenzhen, China, and the US Embassy in Djibouti.

She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University’s Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies, and holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City.



Laura Fayer worked in the Cheney studio.

Cheney Studio was given to MacDowell by Mrs. Benjamin P. Cheney and Mrs. Karl Kauffman. Like Barnard Studio, Cheney is a low, broadly massed bungalow. Sited on a steep westward slope, its porches are supported on wooden posts and fieldstone with lattices. Although it still retains its appealing character, the original design of the shingled building…

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