Artists-in-Residence (AIR) Program Fall / Winter 2020 Laura Spector
Joan Mitchell Center Artist-in-Residence
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September 8 - October 2
Laura Spector is an artist based in Houston, TX. She is a Fellow of the New York Foundation for the Arts and Individual Grant recipient of the Houston Art Alliance. Her work has been exhibited internationally at venues including Zhou B Art Center in Chicago (2019), the Johann Friedrich Danneill Museum in Germany (2018), ArtPrize8 at Grand Rapids Art Museum (2016), FotoFest 2014, and Lawndale Center for the Art's Big Show (2017 & 2013). Her work has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner. Spector studied fine art at The Flemish Classical Atelier in Brugge and Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2016, she was a resident artist in Germany at AtelierHaus Hilmsen and was a presenter at The Representational Art Conference (TRAC) in 2014. Her body of artwork entitled Museum Anatomy can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.
“I am fascinated with paintings that depict moments of our shared history that are unseen. The paintings I choose to work with often align with what I am personally going through—something affecting those I love or society as a whole.”
Dorothea Sophie, after House of Glücksburg, 2018, C-print on aluminum, 35 x 27 inches
Portrait Charlotte Henriette of Knesebeck, married the 4th May 1733, after Unknown, 2018, 2018, C-print on aluminum, 33 x 29 inches
Saint Matthew and the Angel, after Caravaggio, 2016, C-Print front mounted on plexiglass, 46.5 x 35.5 inches
Doubting, 2019, plaster polymer, foam, oil paint, 28 x 17.5 x 7.5 inches
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