Discipline: Visual Art – painting

Laura Newman

Discipline: Visual Art – painting
Region: Brooklyn, NY
MacDowell Fellowships: 1984, 2022

Laura Newman is a Brooklyn-based abstract painter who makes improvisational paintings and works on paper. She is a professor and chair of the art department at Vassar College. She has been awarded Guggenheim, Rome Prize, and NYFA Fellowships and residencies at VCCA, Yaddo, The American Academy in Rome, and MacDowell.

Her work was on view in a solo online exhibition at James Fuentes Gallery, and in the American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition in March 2022. Her paintings have been exhibited at Victoria Munroe Fine Arts, The University of Connecticut-Storrs, Morgan Lehman online, Indiana University in Columbus, University of Tennessee in Knoxville, The New Museum, and many other institutions. Reviews of her work appear in the Brooklyn Rail, ArtCritical.com, The Drawer-Revue de Dessin, Artforum, 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…

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