Ms. Sparks' practice explores decadence and theatricality through riotous color, silhouettes and ornate assemblage.
Professional Title: MFA Faculty Member
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Painting
Education: MFA, Bard College; BFA School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions:
D’Amelio Terras (NYC), Dodge Gallery (NYC), 443-PAS (NYC), Museum of Fine Arts Boston
"Arcadia" and "Godstar"
Selected Current | Recent Exhibitions:
"Freak Flag" and "Christmas in July"
Laurel Sparks makes alchemical paintings combining esoteric language, sacred geometry and theatrical artifice. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, CCS Bard Hessel Museum, DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, and Berman Museum at Ursinus College. She was a 2013 Fire Island Artist Resident and 2014 Fellow at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop at Elizabeth Foundation NYC. Her most recent solo show “Rubedo” exhibited at Kate Werble Gallery NYC in Fall 2015. Sparks holds an MFA from Bard College and a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Visit Laurel's website: http://www.laurelsparks.com/
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