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LAURA HELEN SWEENEY

laurasweeneyart@gmail.com / laurasweeneyart.com

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018 Reveries, Soul Brew, St. James, NY

2017    Into the Light, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

​Stargirl, Sculpture Gallery, Brookville, NY

Illustrative Works, Get Baked Art Space, Williston Park, NY

​2016    A Retrospective, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

Appre(SHE)ation, The Creative Arts Studio of Seacliff, NY

Postmortem 3: The Dark Arts, Pop up Halloween Art Show, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

Monster, Muñeca Arthouse, Patchogue, NY

Ambient Light, The Creative Arts Studio of Seacliff, NY

Circumlunar: Alumni Art Exhibit, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

Faculty Art Exhibit, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

Arts on Terry: Pop Draw, Patchogue, NY

 

2018

Eraserhood Forever 2018 Poster Design, PhilaMoca Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Postmortem: Devil’s Night, Pop up Halloween Art Show, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

Faculty Art Exhibit, Steinberg Museum of Art, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

Juried Art Show Winners Show, Paper Doll Curiosity Shop, Huntington, NY

Music Art Show, Paper Doll Vintage Boutique, Sayville, NY

Arts on Terry: Jeffrey K Fisher Drawing Studio and LIU, Patchogue, NY

Long Island MFA, Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

Veritas: LIU Post MFA Thesis Show, Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY

FUSION, Demouzy Contemporary Gallery, Rockville Center, NY

 

2017   

Tenth Annual 10 x 10 Show, South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY

People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show, Brookville, NY

Zeitgeist, Space 776, Bushwick, NY

Eraserhood Forever 2017, Philamoca Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Printmaking & Ceramics Exhibition, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

Gallery Jung, Seoul, South Korea

Gaon Museum, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

Suwon University, Suwon, South Korea

Chung Ang University, Ansung, South Korea

Chinju Educational University, Jinju, South Korea

Daegu University, Daegu, South Korea

CACD LIU Post Celebration of the Arts Auction, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY

24, (Two Person Exhibition with Susan Kelly), S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

 

2016   

Girls Night, Islip Arts Museum, Islip, NY

PostVisual Collective, Cold Spring Harbor Library, Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Comic Book Edition, Get Baked Art Space, East Williston, NY

 

​​2008   Senior Thesis, Arthur M. Berger Gallery of Arts, Purchase, NY

 

2007   Ceramics Show, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan

 

 

AWARDS/GRANTS

2018 The Marilyn Goldstein & Jacqueline Frank Award for Graduate Art History

2017, 2018    O’Malley Scholarship Materials and Travel Grant

2017 CACD LIU Post Celebration of the Arts Auction, Tilles Center, Brookville, NY

 

CO-CURATOR

 

LIU Post, Brookville, NY 2017-2019

 

  • Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show, PostMortem 2: Devil’s Night, Postmortem 3: The Dark Arts

  • Organized Halloween themed Pop-Up Art Show featuring work of undergraduate, graduate students, faculty, and alumni of LIU Post and curated “Hallozine”, a publication of work by exhibiting artists

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2018 - Present Suffolk County Community College Visual Arts Department, Riverhead, NY

Adjunct Professor: 

Foundation 2-Dimensional Design 

Drawing II

2018 - Present LIU Post Art Department, Brookville, NY

Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Basic Drawing

2019 - Present Great Neck Library Levels Teen Center, Great Neck, NY

   Art Program Coordinator

 

2019 Holiday Market/Ratgrrl’s Vendor Circus Exhibiting Artist, Patchogue Arts Council, Patchogue, NY

Winter Con Exhibiting Artist, Resorts World Casino, Jamaica, NY

Great Neck Library Lakeville Branch, Muralist, Great Neck, NY

Rhode Island Comic Con Exhibiting Artist, Providence, RI

Suffolk Comic and Art Expo Exhibiting Artist, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Sea Cliff Mini Mart Exhibiting Artist, Seacliff, NY

Patchogue Fall Festival Exhibiting Artist, Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce, Patchogue, NY

Inbeon Con, Exhibiting Artist, Hofstra University, Uniondale, NY

Arts on Terry Pop Draw Exhibiting Artist

Live drawing from model

Eternal Con Exhibiting Artist, Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

Cradle Con Exhibiting Artist, Cradle of Aviation Center, Garden City, NY

Huntington Arts Council Comic Book Club: Wonder Grrls Guest Artist, Huntington YMCA, NY

Guidance and presentation on using color in various mediums to help teens develop their own comics

Ratgrrl’s Vendor Circus Exhibiting Artist, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Patchogue, NY

Patchogue Art Council’s Slide Slam 3 Presenting Artist, Haven Gallery, Northport, NY

“Youth Art Month” Art Expo Visiting Artist, Freeport Highschool, Freeport, NY

Gustav Klimt Painting Workshop for Teens, Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

Pet Portrait Painting Workshop, Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY 

POP Draw! Dark Knight Sketch Night Guest Artist, Cinema Arts Center, Huntington, NY

 

2018 Nassau County Museum of Art, Rosyln, NY

Drop-in Figure Drawing Monitor

Patchogue Arts Council Gala Surrealistic Extravaganza, Patchogue, NY

Live Portrait Drawing

Figure Drawing Workshop, Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

Instruct teens with beginner figure drawing techniques by giving drawing demonstrations and 

provide one on one advice

Arts on Terry LIU Booth Exhibitor and Jeffrey K Fisher Booth Exhibitor

Live drawing from model with JKF Studio, Assist at LIU Booth

Assistant to Artist, Seung Lee, with Long Island MFA Exhibit at Islip Art Museum, Islip, NY

Handle correspondence between exhibiting artists, curator and museum director and staff

Organize artist materials including artist statement, biographies, and art work, label artwork

Write Press Release, artist blurbs and Design Marketing Flier; Social media marketing

Museum Education Program Visiting Artist, Steinberg Museum of Art, Brookville, NY

Artist Talk for MFA Thesis Exhibit, Answer questions regarding process and ideas

Free Comic Book Day Guest Artist, Genesis Comics and Gaming, Ronkonkoma, NY

KCON NY, Newark, NJ

Assistant to Artist, Susan Kelly, assist with water color and embroidery workshop

Flame Con Exhibiting Artist, New York, NY

Eternal Con Exhibiting Artist, Nassau Colliseum, Uniondale, NY

 

2016 - 2018 LIU Post Art Department, Brookville, NY

Graduate Studio Assistant: Foundations Life Drawing, Foundations Drawing, Foundations Figure Drawing, Advanced Figure Drawing, Painting, Color Theory

Lead class, give demonstrations, provide one on one guidance for each student with observational and technical skills, and direct figure drawing model with clear directions. 

Keep attendance. Studio setup, material organization, oversee studio work and clean up. Monitor labs and studios during open lab hours for security and safety. Various office duties. 

Handle Art Department Foundations social media via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Chaperone students on field trips to Metropolitan Museum of Art and Museum of Art and Design

One on one portfolio review with prospective students during Portfolio Day; Campus Tour Guide

Assisted professor in proctoring exams 

 

2017       Flame Con Artist Exhibiting Artist, Brooklyn, NY

          Long Island Comic and Toy Show Exhibiting Artist, Huntington, NY

          Halloween Comic Fest Exhibiting Artist, Genesis Comics, Ronkonkoma, NY

               Teen Comic Con Art Program, Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

                “Youth Art Month” Art Expo Visiting Artist, Freeport Highschool, Freeport, NY

“How to make Sushi” Workshop for Kids Assistant, Wyandanch Library, Wyandanch, NY

Dandelion Festival Makeup Artist, Southold, NY

 

2016        Scope Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Art Handler, Sales Representative for Space 776 Gallery

                Aqua Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Art Handler, Sales Representative for for Space 776 Gallery

Kickboxing Workshop for Kids, Mattituck/Laurel Library, Mattituck, NY

          Star Wars Face Painting Workshop for Kids Makeup Artist, Westhampton Library, Westhampton, NY

        “How to make Sushi” Workshop for Kids Assistant, Shelter Island Library, Shelter Island, NY

Flame Con Exhibiting Artist, Brooklyn, NY

Eternal Con Exhibiting Artist, Cradle of Aviation Center, Garden City, NY

 

PRESS

2019    Huntington Arts Council Newspaper, “Long Island Grants for the Artist”

2018 The Suffolk County Press, “Islip Art Museum welcomes MFA students” by Anthony Perrotta

The Statesman, "POTASIA celebrates the artwork of a household staple," by Syreeta Yelverton

2016 Brooklyn Paper, “Reading rainbow! Thousands of geeks gather at queer comics fest Downtown” by Lauren Gill

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

2019 A Dark Crystal Zine

Inktober 2019 Zine

Alien & Predator Zine

2017-2019    Postmortem Hallozine I, II, III

2018    VERITAS: MFA Thesis Catalogue, Long Island University

            Contemporary Artists Catalogue, Chung Ang University

            Artist Catalogue, Suwon University

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