Laura Newman is an abstract painter who lives and works in Brooklyn. She has received fellowships and awards from The American Academy in Rome, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Yaddo, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The New York Foundation on the Arts and the Vassar College Committee on Research. In 2017, her paintings were the subject of a solo exhibition at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, curated by Barry Rosenberg, Director of Contemporary Galleries. Other exhibitions include Jen Bekman Gallery, 1 GAP Gallery, NSCAD University, Lesley Heller Workspace, Bellwether Gallery and Victoria Munroe Gallery and group shows at 72 Front Street, The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Arena, Brian Morris Gallery, Fordham University, The National Academy of Art, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art and The New Museum, among others. Publications include The Drawer, Revue de Dessin, Untitled, Spring, 2017, selected by Barbara Soyer; a catalog from NSCAD University with essays by John Yau and Amy Sillman, and reviews in The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum Magazine, The New York Times, and Bomb Magazine.
Laura Newman worked in the Firth studio.
Originally a working barn perched atop the namesake hill of Hillcrest Farm, this building was converted to serve the arts in 1956. A grand set of windows was installed to make the large interior suitable for visual artists, bringing in abundant natural light from the north. The addition of a screened porch and accessible entrance ramp…