Laura Duerwald

ARTIST StateMent

My paintings are not actually painted but are constructed out of various materials -- paper, pigment, linen, wax – using a process of addition and subtraction. Powdered graphite is rubbed by hand into quickly torn or folded paper. The folds and tears provide a geometric foundation and a tactile sense of place that reference fluctuations of time, geology, and topography. Pattern and repetition are potent sources of meaning for me. They encourage slow meditative connections of mind and body, like an awareness of one’s breath. Their rhythms enable constantly shifting internal and external conditions to be embedded in my process and embodied in the work.

EDUCATION

Marywood University, Scranton, PA, MFA Painting
Art Students League, New York, NY (postgraduate studies)
Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, BFA
Syracuse University London Program

SOLO AND FEATURED EXHIBITIONS

2018     
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, TX, “Laura Duerwald: Changeable Conditions”
Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, Newport, RI, “Spring Exhibition: Laura Duerwald, Meredith Morten, Peter Cohen, Jessica Rosner”
Alliance Gallery, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg, NY, “Laura Duerwald and Eva Polizzi”

2017     
The Curator Gallery, New York, NY, “Almost Black and White: Laura Duerwald, Diane Tate DallasKidd, Douglas Witmer”
Wolpert Gallery, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, Laura Duerwald and Eva Polizzi (October 2017)
Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, Newport, RI, “Summer Exhibition: Laura Duerwald, Tom Gaines, Makenzie Gibson, Kim Radochia, Ben Shattuck”
Suraci Gallery, Scranton, PA, “Laura Duerwald: STRATA”

2016     
Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, Laura Duerwald, Billie Mandle, Shoshannah White
ICON Contemporary, Brunswick, ME, Laura Duerwald and Steven Alexander

2015        
Mahady Gallery, Scranton, PA, 2015 Marywood University Art Faculty Biennial

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019        
Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, “Flux II”
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, TX, “Chroma”
Corey Daniels Gallery, Wells, ME, “Flux”
Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, “Somewhere We Landed”
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, “30th Annual International Invitational Salon of Small Works”

2018        
Westbeth Gallery, New York, NY, “Beyond Black and White”, curated by Li Rincere and Henry Brown
Curator Gallery, New York, NY, “Celebrating Our Fifth Year”
New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA, “29th Annual International Invitational Salon of Small Works”
Drawing Rooms, Jersey City, NJ, “Somewhere Over the Interconnected Rainbow & Prosper’s Grand St. Masque”
Mahady Gallery, Scranton, PA, 2018 Marywood University Art Faculty Biennial

2017        
Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Inc., Houston, TX, “Summer Group Show”
Newport Contemporary Fine Arts, Newport, RI, “New and Emerging Artists”
Boecker Contemporary, Heidelberg, Germany (also travelled to Saarbruchen and Vielsam), “Black Box”, organized by Arvid Boecker
New Arts, Inc. Kutztown, PA, “28th Annual International Invitational Salon of Small Works”
Knockdown Center, Maspeth, Queens, NY, “Nasty Women”
Waverly Small Works Gallery, Waverly, PA, “First Look” (inaugural invitational)

2016       
Corridor Projects, Dayton, OH (travelled to Heidelberg, Germany; High Wycombe, UK: Coventry, UK; Chattanooga, Nashville, Chicago, Richmond), “Fiction v.2”, curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

2015        
Sidney Mishkin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, NY, Small Works (curated by Richard Timperio)
ArtWorks Gallery, Scranton, PA, Northeastern Biennial Twenty-Fifteen (curated by Hal Bromm)
Mahady Gallery, Scranton, PA, 2015 Marywood University Art Faculty Biennial
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Wish You Were Here 14
Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY, Postcards from the Edge
AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA, Small Works, Big Deal

2014    
Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, “23rd Annual Juried Show”, curated by David Cohen
A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, “Wish You Were Here 13”

2014       
Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, 23rd Annual Juried Show (David Cohen, Juror) A.I.R. Gallery, New York, NY, Wish You Were Here 13

2013     
Artworks Gallery, Scranton, PA, Northeastern Biennial Twenty-Thirteen  
Mahady Gallery, Scranton, PA, Northeastern Biennial Twenty-Thirteen

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

2019 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
Working Artist Grant/Purchase Award
2018 NES Artist Residency, Skagatrönd, Iceland
2016 Vermont Studio Center Residency, Johnson, VT
2015 Northeast Biennial Twenty-Fifteen Exhibition, Scranton, PA, First Place Award in Painting

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2015-present Marywood University, Scranton, PA, Instructor of Drawing and Painting
2007-2012 Maple Lake School, Moscow, PA, Instructor of Middle and High school Art
1990-1991 University of Texas, Austin, TX (Extension), Instructor of Drawing and Illustration
1991-1992 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX, Instructor of Drawing and Illustration