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Laura Mosquera

Brooklyn, New York

Artist Statement

Each piece captures an instant of human experience by visually delving into the complex of memories, emotions, reactions and physical states which erupt at various moments of existence. The sculpted canvases establish a fleeting psychological space in which the colors, shapes and patterns push, pull, pierce and bounce, seeking recognition, understanding, and relief. Their relationships continually define one another through their dynamic state of existence, while the resulting visual tension manifests itself as a solitary expression.

Difficult and complex memories are the foundation from which I begin my work. The vibrancy of my paintings make them hard to ignore, much like those experiences or issues we unsuccessfully try and bury. I bring these twisted and bent shapes to the surface of my work to show a path for them to exist in a beautiful way.

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Artist Biography

Laura Mosquera received her M.F.A. from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999. She has presented solo exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum in Salamanca Spain, Feigen Contemporary Gallery New York, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, moniquemeloche gallery, Savannah College of Art & Design, Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery and Hall Street Gallery in Savannah, GA. A permanent installation of paintings has been installed at the Archer Heights Branch Library commissioned through the City of Chicago Percent for Art Program, and 8 billboards of her paintings continue to be exhibited at the Red Line Subway station at Chicago Ave. and State Street sponsored by the Museum of Contemporary Art and the CTA's Adopt a Station Project. Her work is in the collections of both the Museum of Contemporary Art; The Art Institute of Chicago and the Contemporary Art Museum (CASA) in Salamanca Spain. She was a Professor and Chair of Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design for 6 years. She has completed residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts; the Hambidge Center and the Ragdale Foundation and most recently had a solo exhibition at Rosefsky gallery in Binghamton, NY. She will be participating in a group exhibition, Latin American Contemporary Art at Agora Gallery, New York, NY. and is featured in Luxe Interiors + Design in November. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.



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