Professor Sparks' practice explores decadence and theatricality through riotous color, silhouettes and ornate assemblage.
Professional Title: Professor of Fine Arts
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
Fun Facts: I recently published a master print edition with Center Street Studios (Milton, MA).
Laurel Sparks is a New York based painter. She exhibits in major galleries and museums, including D’Amelio Terras (NYC), Dodge Gallery (NYC), 443-PAS (NYC), , Museum of Fine Arts Boston, CCS Bard Hessel Museum (NY), Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston), DeCordova Museum (Lincoln, MA) and Art in General (NYC). Awards include two New American Paintings publications, a Berkshire Taconic Fellowship, an Alumni Traveling Scholarship from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, an Elaine DeKooning Fellowship and a Boston Cultural Council Grant.
Visit Laurel's website: http://www.laurelsparks.com/
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