First Snow on Pond, oil on wood panel,
10 x 10 inches, 2021.

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, Centrum, and Dorland Mountain Arts Colony.

Artist’s Statement:
“These small-scale paintings stem from my love of miniaturization, illusion of space, and observation of natural phenomena. They are constructed by mixing elements of landscape and natural forms with memory and imagination. Forms are repeated, emphasized, and manipulated to create tension between the imagined and the real world. They may depict an experience of a specific place or situation, and / or be a response to other artworks by other people.

Through metaphor, expressive shape, color, and light, I hope to create images that give visual form to physical forces, as well as psychological states of mind, in an expansive landscape in a small format.”