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Laura Beard
Flutter & Yaw #4
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
2010
Laura Beard
Flutter & Yaw #2
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2010
Laura Beard
Flutter & Yaw # 3
Oil on canvas
36 x 48 inches
2010
Laura Beard
Flutter & Yaw #6
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
2010
Laura Beard
Flutter & Yaw #5
Oil on canvas
60 x 72 inches
2010
Laura Beard
Flutter and Yaw #1
Oil on canvas
48 x 60 inches
2008

Laura Beard

education
master of fine arts in painting, university of washington, seattle, wa 1990
bachelor of fine arts in painting/printmaking, colorado state university,
fort collins, co 1988

solo exhibitions
sherry leedy contemporary art, “amaurosis series”, kansas city, mo 2011
perimeter gallery, solo exhibition, “flutter and yaw” chicago, il 2010
bruno david gallery, “new paintings”, st. louis, mo 2008
perimeter gallery, solo exhibition, “new paintings”, chicago, il 2008
sherry leedy contemporary art, “perception/abstraction”, solo exhibition, kansas city, mo 2007
philip slein gallery, “new paintings”, solo exhibition, st. louis, mo 2006
sherry leedy contemporary art, “new paintings” kansas city, mo 2006
st. louis ethical society, “winterkill”, drawings, st. louis, mo 2003
sherry leedy contemporary art, “observations”, solo painting exhibit, kansas city, mo 2001
alice r. rogers gallery, “interiors/exteriors-paintings”, collegeville, mn 2000
left bank gallery, “paintings-the vermont series”, st. louis, mo 2000
forest park community college, “excavations”, curator: philip slein , st. louis, mo 2000
messing gallery, country day school, st. louis, mo 1998
left bank gallery, “surreptitions”-works on paper, st. louis, mo 1998
contemporary art center “broad and boundless-encaustic paintings”, arlington, il 1993
arthead gallery, “paintings/prints”, seattle, wa 1991
selected group exhibitions
2009 new american talent, arthouse contemporary museum, juror: hamza walker, austin, tx
bruno david gallery, overview 09, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
university of north texas, faculty exhibition, denton tx
2008 daum museum of art, st.louis painters invitational exhibition, sedalia, mo
columbia inaugural invitational, curated by sherry leedy/doug freed, columbia, mo
metropolitan gallery, webster university faculty exhibition, st. louis, mo
2007 philip slein gallery, small work invitational exhibit, st. louis, mo
2006 left bank books, “authentic embodiment”-collaborative exhibition with ann rast, st. louis, mo
2004 regional arts commission, “abstract painting: 6 points of view”, st. louis mo
contemporary art museum, “change of space”, film by laura beard & d. jansky
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
elliot smith contemporary art, invitational exhibition, st. louis, mo
kemper museum. washington university faculty exhibition, st. louis, mo
2003 philip slein contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
st. louis art museum, “change of space”, film by laura beard and d. jansky
2002 museum of contemporary art, “art cache”, invitational group exhibit, st. louis, mo
left bank gallery, “this is an image”, collaborative exhibition with ann rast, st. louis, mo
springfield museum of art, water color usa, national juried exhibition, springfield, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
2000 inform, invitational group exhibition, lemp brewery, st. louis, mo
des lee gallery, “landscape”, invitational group exhibition, curator: philip slein, st. louis, mo
1999 new american paintings, volume 22, national juried exhibition in print
springfield museum of art, water color usa, national juried exhibition, springfield, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
1998 r. duane reed gallery, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
leedy voulkos gallery, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
1997 erector square gallery, international women’s exhibition, new haven, connecticut
art loft gallery, “extirpate” with andy milner, heather Bennett, st. louis, mo
courthouse gallery, national juried exhibition, woodstock, il
1996 forum of contemporary art, “stations of the cross” group exhibit, st. louis, mo
1993 laguna gloria museum of art, “primarily paint”, curator: peter doroshenko, austin, tx
artist’s lofts gallery, national group exhibition, galveston, tx
wayland babtist gallery, national group exhibition, wayland, tx
mcallen international museum, national group exhibition, mcallen, tx
firehouse gallery, national group exhibition, del rio, tx
red mesa art center, national group exhibition, gallup, nm
1990 henry art gallery, mfa thesis exhibition, seattle, wa 1990

professional service
santo foundation, president 2008-present
the santo foundation is a not-for-profit arts organization. our mission is to help individual visual artists at all levels of their careers. paul ha, director of the contemporary museum in st. louis juried our first call for entry for two individual artist’s awards for $2500 each. the santo foundation has subsidized studio space for artists and provides travel grants. www.santofoundation.org
selected work experience
university of north texas, denton, tx 2009
assistant professor, studio art, coordinator of design I. lead professor for 18 sections of design I, creating curriculum, lectures and overseeing teaching assistants/fellows and adjuncts
washington university, st. louis, mo 2004 to 2009
visiting lecturer: 2d design, drawing II, and painting
director of summer school and portfolio plus: instructor of painting as well as significant administrative duties which include the budget, hiring, curriculum, student applicants, fund raising, scholarship recipients, residential student needs, orientation, visiting artists, curricular/extra-curricular activities, etc
webster university, st. Louis, mo 1998 to 2009 adjunct full professor: 2d design, introduction to art, art appreciation (lecture), graphic design

awards
research enabling grant $7500.00, university of north texas, 2010
junior faculty fellowship $5000.00, university of north texas, 2010
purchase award, 1st national bank, columbia, mo 2008
fellowship, vermont studio artist colony, vt 2000
jessie rickly award, st. louis artist guild, st. louis, mo 1996
graduate fellowship, university of washington, seattle, wa 1990
national fine art award, binney and smith, usa 1988
bibliography
• light and depth at bruno david by ivy cooper, special to the beacon
november 11, 2008
• laura beard, catalog, bruno david gallery, essay by charles schwall, november 2008
• fresh paint, fresh faces, inaugural columbia invitational, courtesy of jason pollen by ladan nikravan vox magazine, october 9, 2008
•comments and reviews of visual art, st. louis: open studios tour by rob miller 2008
•perception/abstraction, laura beard aeling and gary passanise, by megan peters, the review, 2007
•varied show of bold abstracts revels in the joy of paint by teresa callahan, west end word, october 2004
•contemporary moves by sydney norton, west end word, october 2004
•laura beard aeling-winterkill at the st. louis ethical society by jeff daniels, art critic of the st. louis post dispatch, february 23, 2003
•something for everyone, by kate hackmen, kansas city star, june 29, 2001
“fresh raises expectations for the new”, by caprice stapley of the review, july 2001, vol 3, #9
•abstraction for the sensory overload by ben shockey, the review, 2001
•driven to abstraction by robin trafton, kansas city star, march 30, 2001
•landscape go in all directions by jeff daniels, art critic of the st. louis post dispatch, july 9, 2000
•this just in…painting still alive by jeff daniels, art critic of the st. louis post dispatch, summer 2000
•excavations: new paintings by laura beard aeling by jeff daniels, art critic of the st. louis post dispatch, mar. 19, 2000
•new american paintings volume 23, 1999 (national distribution)
• : surreptitions by jeff daniels, art critic for st. louis post dispatch, april 1998
•extirpate by jeff daniels, art critic of st. louis post dispatch, december 17, 1997
•extirpate by eddie silva, art critic of the river front times, december 1997
•route 66 brings real art to life by Stephen weeks, the independent, september, 22, 1992
•artist converge for route 66 revisited exhibit by stephen weeks, the independent, gallup, nm, september 18, 1992
•route 66 art show a must see at red mesa by gaye brown, the gallup gazette, 1992
•primarily paint at the laguna gloria art museum laguna gloria art museum, 1990

public collections
lewis and wright, st. louis, mo
polsinell/shalton/welte-corporation, st. louis, mo
polsinell/shalton/welte- corporation, kansas city, mo
first national bank, columbia mo
bryan cave, st. louis, mo
southwest bank, st. louis, mo
senator thomas eagleton
st. louis university museum of art
daum museum of contemporary art, kansas city, mo
landmark bank, durant, oklahoma
landmark bank, whitesboro, texas
warmon architecture and design, kansas city, mo
kaddalic architecture, chicago, il