Laura is an artist and writer living and working in New York, NY.

Education
2009 BFA NYU Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2014 Chroma, Le Salon d’ Art, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions
2014 Conicon, Con Artist Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Bolt, Duo Exhibition: Laura West + Raquel Echanique, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
2012 Elusive Vision Artists, Gallery Bar, New York, NY
2012 Art Afterdark, Belmont Lounge, New York, NY
2012 A Raven’s Sorrow, Arlene’s Grocery Lounge, New York, NY
2011 Spring Small Works Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Unlucky Too, Bushwick Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 Unlucky Art Social, Meserole Street Venue, Brooklyn, NY
2010 Painting Show, Chrystie Street, New York, NY
2010 Without Faces, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn, NY
2009 Grind My Gears, Pyramid Club, New York, NY
2009 Under the Arch, New York University Gallery Exhibition, New York, NY
2006 Group Show Emerging Artists, Gallery 128, New York, NY
2005 Semi-Annual and Dean’s Exhibit, LaGuardia HS Exhibitions, New York, NY

Press
“Acrylic Paintings Bursting with Colour”, Creative Boom (Manchester, UK) by Katy Cowan, 2014
“Bright Colors, Dark Images”, Featuring Magazine. Issue #4. Print: 48-51. Interview by Jennifer McLean, 2013
“Contact: With Maya Pritsker”, Interview on RTN (Russian Television Network), 2013
“Laura West”, Artist in Repose, by Cojo, 2013
“Echanique and West BOLT Opening at GalleryBar”, Art Sucks, by Cojo, 2013
“Laura West”, Catapult Art Magazine. Issue #18. Print/Digital: 126-127, 2013
“Roaming Through the Dark Side”, Lend Me Your Eyes Interview Online, by Antonio Estevez
Time Out NY, Online, 2010
NYTimes, Online, 2010
“Novaye Ruskaya Slova”, Russian newspaper, 2007

Awards and Honors
2011 2nd Place in Fear and Obsession CompetitionLend Me Your Eyes Art Magazine
2009 Bulova Grant Award, Short Film Production
2008 Finalist for Photography Competition with John Stoddard
2005 Full Scholarship Recipient, New York University
2005 Finalist for Short Film, The New York Film Festival
2005 Bertelsmann Foundation “World of Expression Award”

She works for www.galleryintell.com and is a contributing writer to www.artiholics.com.