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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), and in Minnesota at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minnesota Museum of American Art,
Circa Gallery, Rosalux Gallery, and Soo Visual Arts Center.

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.

Represented by CIRCA GALLERY, Minneapolis, MN - circagallery.com
ROSALUX GALLERY artist member, Minneapolis, MN - rosaluxgallery.com


ART REVIEWS

Minneapolis Star Tribune - by Gregory J. Scott
Circa Gallery’s Winter Salon, 2016
"Abstract painting fans, listen up: Circa Gallery, consistently lovely, consistently underappreciated, will quietly awe us once more with its year-end summit of gallery regulars,... First-timers this year are Laura Stack, whom we’ve long admired for her inky, biological blooms of color,..."
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City Pages A-List - by Camille LeFevre
Laura Stack and Melissa Loop Paintings at Rosalux, 2016
"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..."
citypages/laura-stack-and-melissa-loop-paintings


City Pages A-List - by Camille LeFevre
Laura Stack and Val Jenkins at Rosalux Gallery, 2015
"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." citypages/laura-stack-val-jenkins/rosalux gallery  


MPR State of the Arts - Art Hounds - by Carolyn Swiszcz and Chris Roberts
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?"
mprnews/art-hounds/chaos-and-control-at-rosalux


Minneapolis City Pages - Laura Stack: Minnesota 100 Creatives - by Jessica Armbruster
“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.”
citypages/arts/laura-stack-100-creatives


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."
startribune/rosalux-gallery/art-in-xxl