Laura Mosquera

Laura Mosquera

Brooklyn, NY, United States

About Laura Mosquera

Laura Mosquera received her M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum in Salamanca Spain, Feigen Contemporary Gallery New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, moniquemeloche gallery, Savannah College of Art & Design, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery and Hall Street Gallery in Savannah, GA. A permanent installation of paintings has been installed at the Archer Heights Branch Library commissioned through the City of Chicago Percent for Art Program, and 8 billboards of her paintings continue to be exhibited at the Red Line Subway station at Chicago Ave. and State Street sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art and the CTA's Adopt a Station Project. Her work is in the collections of both the Museum of Contemporary Art; The Art Institute of Chicago and the Contemporary Art Museum (CASA) in Salamanca Spain. She was a Professor and Chair of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design for 6 years. She has completed residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Hambidge Center and the Ragdale Foundation. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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


Solo Exhibitions
2019 Little RADICALS, Reservoir Art Space, Queens, NY
2018 Close to the Bone and Skin, Rosefsky Gallery at Binghamton University, NY
2017 Flatbed Picture Planes (3 person), 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

Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 Ineffable Manifestations, Institute of Sacred Music, New Haven, CT
ESCAPE/ISM?, Atlantic Gallery, New York, NY
Small Works Winter 2019, NAWA gallery, New York, NY
2018 Onyx, Alfa gallery, Miami, FL
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, NY
No Man’s Land: Women & Abstraction, 5 Points gallery, Torrington, CT
2017 Transform, Alfa gallery, Miami, FL.
Structural Probability, Greenville Center for Creative Arts, Greenville, SC
Known Unknowns, 86 Orchard St, New York, NY
White On, Alfa Gallery, Miami, FL
2016 Structural Underpinnings, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia Univ, New York
2015 Homegrown, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Painting Now, Florence Quater Gallery, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Tuczon, AZ
The Last Brucennial, 837 Washington St, New York, NY
2013 De Madonna a Madonna, DA2, Salamanca Spain, curated by Paco Barragan
2012 Small Works Show, 440 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Painters Painting Paint, Todd Hall Art Gallery, Murfreesboro, TN
It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY
2011 Why Go Anywhere Else. Contemporary Art Centre of Montenegro Podgorica Petrovic Castle; Modern Gallery Budva; 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
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 The Drawing Show, sixspace gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LISTE 03 The Young Art Fair, moniquemeloche Gallery, Basel, Switzerland & Art Chicago
ARCO fair, moniquemeloche Gallery, Madrid, Spain curated by Victor Zamudio-Taylor
2002 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
Slice of Life, DeChiara Gallery, New York, NY
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
A Big Picture Show, Bucheon Gallery, San Francisco, CA
POST CRAP with Vito Acconci, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York, NY., curated by Kenny Schachter