BIOGRAPHY

Laura Stack lives in Minneapolis, MN and enjoys teaches Drawing and Painting at the University of Minnesota, Department of Art. She has exhibited her artwork nationally and internationally at A.I.R. (NYC), National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy (Edinburgh, Scotland), Sam Francis Gallery (CA), Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN), Minnesota Museum of American Art (MN) and Soo Visual Arts Center (MN).
Laura’s work has been reviewed and published in Art in America, New American Paintings, International Drawing Annual, Art Papers and Minneapolis Star Tribune. Art Grants and fellowships received include the MN State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grant and the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. She is a member of Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis, MN - http://rosaluxgallery.com/


ART REVIEWS

City Pages A-List - by Camille LeFevre, 9/2016
Laura Stack and Melissa Loop Paintings at Rosalux, by Camille LeFevre.
http://www.citypages.com/calendar/laura-stack-and-melissa-loop-paintings/390470491

"Laura Stack’s hypercolor ink paintings have a biomorphic aspect. Their imagery conjures our sense of pattern or shape recognition, but is so vividly and deliciously skewed as to become almost surreal. Stack is concerned, it turns out, with how the biological and synthetic can meet and experience harmony..."
 

City Pages A-List - by Camille LeFevre, 01/2016
LAURA STACK AND VAL JENKINS Exhibition at Rosalux Gallery.

"Together again, in their third joint exhibition at Rosalux Gallery, Laura Stack and Valerie Jenkins further their examinations into abstraction as a means to greater understanding of circumstance and existence. Stack studies experience on a cellular level, exploring the effects science (whether physics, medical practices, or chemical imbalances) has on the body, which she renders in forms and colors bordering on psychedelic. Jenkins, meanwhile, uses shape and line economically to distill the quotidian into expressions at once recognizable, mysterious, and profound."
 

MPR State of the Arts - Art Hounds - by Carolyn Swiszcz and Chris Roberts
http://blogs.mprnews.org/state-of-the-arts/2013/09/art-hounds-screaming-females-ananya-dance-and-chaos-and-control-at-rosalux/

". . . Laura Stack describes that playing with materials she can’t control are essential to her art making process. For Stack, it’s beginning many works on paper with what she calls a “pour” — dripping sepia ink onto large sheets of paper to create puddles edged with alluring rivulets. These become anchors for the masterful “botanical” renderings she collages on top – are they petals? Gray matter?"


Minneapolis City Pages - Laura Stack: Minnesota 100 Creatives - by Jessica Armbruster
http://www.citypages.com/arts/laura-stack-100-creatives-6585367

“In the work of artist Laura Stack, synthetic and organic forms coexist. Cell structures multiply, fade, and regenerate while colorful organic shapes casually float nearby. It's a strangely abstract world that intriguingly manages to combine the complexity of biology with geometry.”


Minneapolis Star Tribune - Art in XXL - by Liz Rolfsmeier
“It's not a surprise that artist Laura Stack's pleasure reading consists of articles about the industrialization of nature or books like Margaret Atwood's "Oryx and Crake. Her art explores the increasing intersection of the biological and the synthetic, and her playful artwork combines vivid, tube-like forms with organic images of polyps and spores."