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					Laurel Sparks
Born Phoenix, Arizona 1972
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

Education

2004 Milton Avery Graduate School of Art, Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
     Master of Fine Arts, Elaine Dekooning Painting Fellowship
1995 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
     Tufts University, Medford, MA, Bachelor of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2009   Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2007   Howard Yezerski Gallery, Boston, MA
2005   Clifford.Smith Gallery, Laurel Sparks, Recent Paintings, Boston, MA
2003   Clifford.Smith Gallery, Boston, MA
2003   Green Street Gallery, Boston, MA

Selected Exhibitions

2010 Dodge Gallery, "Dramatis Personae," New York, NY
     Decordova Museum and Sculpture Park, "Biennial Exhibition," Lincoln, MA

2009 Rhode Island School of Design, "Affinities: Painting in Abstraction," Providence, RI

2008 Museum Of Fine Arts, "Traveling Scholars Exhibition," Boston, MA
     Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts, Ramapo College, "Affinities: Painting in Abstraction," Mahwah, NJ
     Monya Rowe Gallery, "The Guys we would F*ck," curated by Nayland Blake, New York, NY

2007 Artunited, "Laurel Sparks and Hannah Barrett," Vienna, Austria
     Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
     Hessel Museum of Art, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, "Affinities: Painting in Abstraction," Annandale-on-
     Hudson, NY
     Decordova Museum, "Big Bang: Abstraction in The 21st Century," Lincoln, MA

2006 Art in General, "Re-Shuffle, New York," NY

2005 Stay Gold Gallery, "What I Love About Dying," Invitational Benefit, Brooklyn, NY
     Clifford.Smith Gallery, "Thaw," Boston, MA

2004 Hampshire College, "Terra (In)Cognita," Northampton, MA

2003 Milton Avery Graduate School of Arts, Bard College, UBS Gallery, "Enchante’," Red Hook, NY

2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, "Broad," Tucson, AZ
     Gallery Bershad, "Laurel Sparks and Karen Dow," Somerville, MA
Honors, Awards And Grants

2007 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Biennial Award, Nominee, New York, NY

2007 Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Grant, Great Barrington, MA

2006 School of The Museum Of Fine Arts, Alumni Traveling Scholarship Award, Boston, MA

2004 Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, Painting

2003 Bard MFA Program, Elaine Dekooning Painting Fellowship, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY

2001 Boston Cultural Council, Emerging Artist Fellowship, Boston, MA

Selected Bibliography

2010 2010 DeCordova Biennial. Lincoln, MA: DeCordovah Museum. 2010. Exhibition Catalog
     "Big Red On-The-Town: DeCordova Museum." Big Red and Shiny. 14 February 2010
     Cook, Greg. "Reboot." Boston Phoenix. 26 January 2010
     Garza, Evan. "In the Studio: Laurel Sparks." New American Paintings/Blog 18 August 2010
     --------. "The Tip of the Iceberg." FlashArtonline.com. 2010
     Smee, Sebastian. "All Over the Map." Boston Globe 29 January 2010

2009 Avruch, David O. "Laurel Sparks: Pleasure Dome @ Howard Yezerski," Big Red and Shiny 100 16 February 2009
     Cook, Greg. "Neo-rococco." Boston Phoenix. 20 February 2009
     McQuaid, Cate. "Visual and Textural Delight." Boston Globe. 4 March 2009: C1, p.4
     Szymaszek, Stacy. Hyperglossia. Brooklyn, NY: Litmus Press. 2009: Cover Image

2008 Cook, Greg. "Documentary Evidence."Boston Phoenix. 27 February 2008
     Frieswick Kris. "Upstairs Downstairs." Boston Globe Magazine. 24 February 2008
     New American Paintings. 74 Boston, MA: Open Studios Press, 2008.

2007 Alterman, Sara Faith. "Heroic Effort: We are here! We are here!." Boston Phoenix. 15 August 2007
     Baker Matthew, Reed. "Caped Creators'." Boston Magazine. October 2007: 118-127
     Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century. Lincoln, MA: DeCordova Museum, 2007.
     "Big Red On-the-Town: The Superhero Project: Part One and Two." Big Red and Shiny 67 13 August 2007.
     Cook, Greg. "Ah Painting." Boston Phoenix 26 January 2007: 21.
     Harrington, Jill. "Lights, Color, Action." New England Home (March/April 2007): 110.
     Johnson, Ken. "Seeing a Pattern." Boston Globe 2 February 2007: D6-D 7.
     Lloyd, Ann Wilson. "Artists to Watch." Art and Auction (July 2007)
     McQuaid, Cate. "The Medium is Her Message." Boston Globe 22 March 2007: C7.
     --------. "Art Brought to the Edge." Boston Globe 27 December 2007
     Shiny #61 8 April 2007
     Whitman, Arthur. "Big Bang! Abstract Painting for the 21st Century @ the Decordova." Big Red and Shiny 61 8
     April 2007.

2003 Grubb, R.J. "A World of its Own." Bay Windows 13 February 2003: 25.
       Hopkins, Randi. "Sun's Gonna Rise." Boston Phoenix 31 January 2003: 3.
       Mcquaid, Cate. "Amid a Dizzying Array of Color and Wildlife, a Pattern Emerges." Boston Globe 12 September
       2003: C18.
       --------. "In Klimt's Mold." Boston Globe 23 February 2003: C17.

2002 Temin, Christine. "Drawing Attention." Boston Globe 1 January 2002: D8

2001 The Drawing Show. Boston, MA: Boston Center for the Arts Mills Gallery, 2001.

Panels And Lectures

2009 Brandeis University, Visiting Artist and Critic, Waltham, MA
     Clark University, Visiting Artist and Critic, Worcester, MA
2008 Emmanuel College, Visiting Artist Lecturer, Boston, MA
2007 Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College, Visiting Artist Lecture, Boston, MA
     Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist and Critic, Boston, MA

2005- Art New England, Faculty Artist Lecture, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2008

2005 School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Pre-College Program, Visiting Artist, Boston, MA

2004 Massachusetts College of Art, Visiting Artist, Boston, MA
     Montserrat College of Art, Pre-College Program, Visiting Artist, Beverly, MA
     School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Pre-College Program, Visiting Artist, Boston, MA

2003 Bard College, The Life Of Art/The Art Of Life, Guest Panelist, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY
     School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Connoisseurs Studio Program, Guest Artist, Boston, MA

2002 Lynnarts Annual Mixed Media Exhibit, Guest Jury Panelist, Lynn, MA

2001- School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Alumni Speaker, Boston, MA
2005

2001 Museum of Contemporary Art, Artist Lecture Panelist, Tucson, AZ

				
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