Bio

Associate Professor, Painting and Drawing, University of Iowa

Laurel Farrin received a B.F.A. from Ohio University-Athens and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. She has been an artist-in-residence at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM; Yaddo, MacDowell, Dora Maar, Pratt Institute Fine Art Summer Residency, Millay Colony for the Arts, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Farrin received an individual artist grant from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Exhibitions include Lesley Heller Gallery, NY, NY; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; The Bronx River Art Center; The Figge Museum, The Albany International Airport; Carroll Square Gallery, Washington DC; Roswell Museum and Art Center; the Des Moines (Iowa) Art Center; the Florida Center for Contemporary Art in Tampa; Spaces in Cleveland, Ohio; Anton Gallery; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Washington Project for the Arts, in Washington, D.C.

Curriculum Vitae
  

Residencies

2019

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2018

Pratt Institute Fine Arts Summer Studio Residency, Brooklyn, NY


MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2017

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Dora Maar Fellowship, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Menerbes, France

2008–2016

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2004

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

2003

Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY

Millay Colony, Austerlitz, NY

Marie Sharpe Walsh Foundation, Studio Space Program, NY, NY, alternate                  


2000

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sweet Briar, VA

Celadon Inc. & Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (5 day in-residence print workshop)

1996–1997

Roswell Museum and Art Center, 1 year Artist-in-Residence, Roswell, NM

1995–1996

Resident Critics Program, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

1995

Coca Cola Foundation Scholarship, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, FL, juried by David Salle

Solo Exhibitions

2018

No Particular Order, Figge Museum, Davenport, IA

2015

Back Alley, Creen Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA

2014

RYG, Unity Gallery, MUM, Fairfield, IA

2012

Extractors, Iowa Hall, Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA

2009

As Is, Saugatuck Center for the Arts, Saugatuck, MI

2008

Laurel Farrin, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York, NY

2007

X-Ray, Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY

Miss Mash, Unity Gallery, Fairfield, IA

2006

Admit One, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, catalog

2003

Presence In Absence, Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA

2002

Laurel Farrin, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

2000

Laurel Farrin, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

1998

Laurel Farrin, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

Linked/Longing, School 33, Baltimore, MD, sculpture installation

1997

Laurel Farrin, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

Laurel Farrin, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

Listen, George Washington University, Washington DC, outdoors site-specific sculpture installation

1996

Seek, Spaces, Cleveland, OH, installation

Small Works, Unity Gallery, Fairfield, IA

1995

Fall Solos, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA

Laurel Farrin, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019

Languages of the Heart, John Molloy Gallery, NY, NY, curated by Lindsay Walt & Colin Thomson

2017

Hecho en Tránsito / Made in Transit: A U.S.-Cuban Art Exchange, Macy Gallery, Columbia University, Selena Gallery, LIU, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Katarina Wong

Laid, Placed and Arranged, University of Maryland Art Gallery

2016

Exchange Rates, Bushwick Expo, NY, NY

2016 Auction, Bemis Contemporary Art Center, Omaha NE, invitational

2015

Art and Environment, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

2014

Subject Matters, Ildiko Butler Gallery, Fordham U. NY, NY, curated by David Storey

Higher Learning, CUNY Lehman College Office 009, traveled to Hamilton College, curated by Dannielle Tegeder

FIZZ, Laurel Farrin, Jim Shrosbree, Cattich Gallery, St Ambrose, Davenport, IA

Laurel Farrin, FATBOY Review, Issue #12 online journal, Manchester, UK

2013                

GCC1, Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA

The Artist's Way, Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA, catalog

2012

Six Pack:Working Abs, Illeges Gallery, CSU, Columbia , GA

Tell Me a Story, Current, at Edelman, NY, NY

Transcendental Vision, Sand City Art Center, Sand City, CA

App*Rope*Ri*8, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines, IA

2010

Iowa Artists, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, catalog

2009

Analogism, Anton Gallery, Pacific Grove, CA, installation

2008

Large Paintings, Icon Contemporary Art, Fairfield, IA                                  

2007

Groupings, Carrol Square Gallery, Washington DC

Sly, Bronx River Arts Center, NY, NY

No Representation, Warehouse Gallery, Washington, DC

40th RAIR Anniversary Exhibition, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM

WPA/Corcoran Benefit Auction 07, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, invitational

2006

Heart of DC, Wilson Building Project, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC

Benefit 06, Lower East Side Printshop, NY, NY, invitational

Small Works, NYU, 80 East Washington Square Gallery, NY, NY, juried by Jack Shainman

Der Blau Maur, Anton Gallery at The Hawthorne Mansion, Monterey, CA

WPA Corcoran Auction, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, invitational

2004

30 Years in the Studio, Millay Colony, Albany International Airport Gallery, juried by Linda Shearer

2003

Holiday, Steven Vail Gallery, Des Moines, IA

New American Painting, Mid Atlantic Edition, Exhibition in Print

2002

Surfacing, 57 N Street, Washington DC, curated by J.W. Mahoney

Summer Triennial, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA

Small Works on Paper, Kentler International Drawing Center, Brooklyn, NY

2001

Love, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

9/11/01, Barbara Crawford Art Gallery, Chestnut Hill Academy, Philadelphia, PA

2000

Traces, Roper Gallery, Frostburg State, Frostburg, MD

Group Show, Anton Gallery, Washington, DC

1999

Reclamation, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD

Iowa Artists 1999, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, juried by Janet Kardon

Jolt, Baumgartner Galleries, Washington DC

Textures, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

Awards Exhibition, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Washington DC

1998

Art Sites’98, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, curated by Terry Sultan

Painted Objects, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

21st Anniversary Art Auction, Washington Project for the Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC

1997

Sculpture Project, College of Santa Fe Art Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, curated by Stuart Ashman, Director, Museum of Fine Arts

Verticals, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

Images of Eden, Georgetown Park, Washington DC, catalog

1996

Maximum Drawings, College of Santa Fe Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Cross Currents 96: Reclamation, The Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, curated by James Mahoney

Land, Sky, Body, Spirit, Anton Gallery, Washington DC

Critics in Residence, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

1995                

Three Visions, W.P.A Auction, Washington DC

Teen AIDS Art Auction, Sphinx Club, Washington DC

Aspects of Washington Painting, Salve Regina Hall, Catholic University, Washington DC, curated by John Figura

Beckman, Farrin, Girder-Engler, Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa, FL

1994                

Migration: Dana, Farrin, Murry, School 33, Baltimore, MD

7 Collaborations, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, MD

Catholic Girls, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

1993

Legend, Emerson Gallery, Mclean Project for the Arts, Mclean, VA 

 

Curatorial projects

2011

Head Case, Leslie Heller Workspace, NY, NY

Published Reviews

Jenkins, Mark, In the Galleries, The Washington Post, November 30, 2017

Carlin, Tova, Medium Cool, Time Out NY, June 19–25, 2008 issue 664

Haber, John, Laurel Farrin, Artillery, September/October 2008, Vol. 3, issue 1

Dawson, Jessica, The Right Ingredients for a Sweet Experience, The Washington Post, 1/04/08, pg. CO2

Huntington, Richard, Just an Illusion, Buffalo News, 5/19/06

Chapman, Cindy Cullen, State of the Art, Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 21, 2002

Colazzi, Vincenzo, Printmaking Jam, The Washington Review, February/March, 2001

Mahoney, J.W., Speakeasy, New Art Examiner, March 1999, pg. 16–17

Protzman, Ferdinand, Jolt at Baumgartner, The Washington Post, January 7, 1999

Wall, Donna Dorian, The Glory of Gold, Southeast Folio, Southern Accents, 1999

New Art Exhibit at SMC, The Enterprise, Lexington Park, MD

Howell, George, Reviews, Art Papers, January 1998

Protzman, Ferdinand, Paint Necessarily So, The Washington Post, September 11, 1997

Riley, Michael, Laurel Farrin, Roswell Museum and Art Center, Quarterly Bulletin Vol. 45, No. 2 and 3, 1997

Schulkind, Rima, Critics Roundtable, KOAN, vol. VI,  No. 1, September 1997

Summers, Suzanne, Reviews, Articulate; January/February 1996

Banks, Anne, Art Reviews, Washington Review, December–January 1995

Johnson, Linda, Reviews, Articulate, Vol. 1, issue 3, Oct. 1995

Dorsey, John, Migrations, Baltimore Sun, September 1, 1994

Giuliano, Mike, Temperatures Rising, Baltimore City Paper, Vol. 18 No. 34, August 24–31, 1994

Meisner, Cecilia, Saints&Swimmers, Baltimore Alternative, November 1994

Mahoney, J.W., Studio View, The New Art Examiner, October 1993, pg. 42–43

 

Grants

2018

Mellon Digital Bridges Collaborative Grant

2010

Faculty Support Fund

2012

Arts and Humanities Grant, University of Iowa

2004

Arts and Humanities Initiative Book Subvention

2002

Arts and Humanities Grant, University of Iowa

1999

Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa 

1997–1998

Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Individual Artist Grant

1994

Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities Technical Assistance Program Grant

Invited Lectures, Panels

2018

Figge Museum, Davenport, IA 

2015

Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, Museum

2014

Hofstra University, Long Island, NY

2012

Ohio University, Athens Ohio

2012

Columbus State University, Columbus GA

2010

Visiting Artist, American University, Wash DC

2007–2009

Jacob Javits Fellowship Program, US Department of Education, panelist

2007

National Science Foundation, Washington DC, Panelist, Antarctica Artist and Writers Program, panelist

University of Vermont, visiting artist,

2006

National Science Foundation, Washington DC, Panelist, Antarctica Artist and Writers Program,

Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, lecture

2004

Rice University, Houston TX, visiting artist and critic

2003

Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA, lecture

1999

St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s City, MD, visiting artist and critic

1997

George Washington University, Washington DC, visiting artist and critic

1995

University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, visiting artist

1996–2002

Visiting Artist, and Critic, Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA

 

Selected Collections

Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, Roswell, NM

Corporation of Yaddo

Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA

Figge Museum, Davenport, IA

The MacDowell Colony

Roswell Museum and Art Center

Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

TRIA-CREF, St. Louis, MO

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

University of Maryland Art Gallery

Western Development Corporation, Washington, DC

Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities,Wilson Building

  

Education

University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 1990–1993, painting, M.F.A. 1993

Ohio University, Athens, OH, printmaking, B.F.A.

 

Professional and Academic Positions

Associate Professor, 1998–present, University of Iowa

Visiting Assistant Professor, 1997–1998, University of Iowa

Lecturer, 1996, University of Maryland