Laura Moriarty makes process-driven sculptural paintings and works on paper whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from the same processes that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.
Born in Beacon, New York, she received training through an apprenticeship in hand papermaking (1986-1990), and is otherwise self-taught. Since 1992, Laura’s work has been presented in numerous exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “Moving Mountains” at Oklahoma State University’s Gardiner Gallery, “Intimate Monuments” at OK Harris Works of Art in New York City, and “Scratched Record” at the Handwerker Gallery at Ithaca College. Recent group exhibitions include “GeoMagic: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection” at New Mexico State University, Los Cruces; “Empire of Dirt” at the Paul Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University; “Translating Earth, Transforming Sea” at the Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas; and “Field Notes: Revisions” at the Jyväskylä Art Museum in Finland. Moriarty’s work is held in the permanent collections of The Philip and Muriel Museum of Art at Ursinus College; The New York Public Library; the Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, Ohio; The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium; and The Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library at Yale University.