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Southold, NY 11971

(631) 875-7732

laurasweeneyart@gmail.com / laurasweeneyart.com

 

EDUCATION

2018 Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY MFA

2017 Long Island University "Arts and Culture of South Korea” Summer Program, South Korea

2008 Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY BFA

2007 Kansai Gaidai University, Study Abroad Fall Program, Hirakata, Japan

2007 College of Mount St. Vincent, "Arts in Japan" Summer Program, Kyoto, Japan

 

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

2018

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

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

2015 Best in 2D Art Award, Suffolk County Community College, NY

 

CO-CURATOR

2017, 2018 Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show and PostMortem 2: Devil’s Night, LIU Post, Brookville, NY

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

 

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

   Art Program Coordinator

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

Adjunct Professor: Foundation 2-Dimensional Design 

2018 - Present LIU Post Art Department, Brookville, NY

Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Basic Drawing

 

2019 Ratgrrl’s Vendor Circus Exhibiting Artist, Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Patchogue, NY

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

Suffolk County Community College Visual Arts Department, Riverhead, NY

Adjunct Professor: Foundation 2-Dimensional Design 

LIU Post Art Department, Brookville, NY

Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Basic Drawing

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 Artist Alley Exhibitor, New York, NY

Eternal Con Artist Alley Exhibitor, 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 Alley Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

          Long Island Comic and Toy Show Artist Alley Exhibitor, Huntington, NY

          Halloween Comic Fest Guest 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 Artist Alley Exhibitor, Brooklyn, NY

Eternal Con Artist Alley Exhibitor, Cradle of Aviation Center, Garden City, NY

2006       Manhattanville College Art Department, Purchase, NY

Teacher’s Assistant 3D Design

Assist students with materials including work in plaster and wax molds, chicken wire, wood and wood cutting machinery, and clay sculpting. Monitor ceramics studio while students work. 

Teacher’s Assistant Ceramics: Pug/prepare clay for next class, monitor ceramics studio during lab hours

 

 

PRESS

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

2018    VERITAS: MFA Thesis Catalogue 

            Contemporary Artists Catalogue, Chung Ang University

            Artist Catalogue, Suwon University

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