Laura Von Rosk received her M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and her B.F.A. from the State University of New York at Purchase, NY. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. Her awards include a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting, grants from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, the Bernheim Foundation in Clermont, KY, a Full Fellowship residency at the Vermont Studio Center, a Karen Shea and Gabe Silverman Fellowship from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and residencies at Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, The Millay Colony, The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Centrum, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.
“My paintings stem from personal observations of natural settings and phenomena, where elements of landscape and natural forms mix with memory and imagination, At the start they may be inspired by a specific place or visual memory, but as they develop, they may transform into something unexpected. Often, they are completely invented – constructed only to serve particular formal concerns to create an image that I would want to linger over, or a place I want to spend time in. Forms are repeated, emphasized, and manipulated during my process to create tension between the imaginary and real world. Through landscape imagery and metaphor, I hope to create paintings that give visual form to physical forces, seasonal changes, and emotional states of mind”.