(b. 1955) Laurel Farrin received an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland in 1993. She’s had residencies at the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program, NM, Yaddo; The MacDowell Colony; The Dora Maar Fellowship in France; Pratt Fine Arts Summer Residency; The Millay Colony for the Arts; VCCA; and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Solo exhibitions include Roswell Museum and Art Center, NM; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY; The Figge Museum, Davenport, IA; Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC; Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY; The Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, IA; Spaces, Cleveland, OH; Anton Gallery, Washington DC and Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA. Group exhibitions include John Molloy Gallery, NYC; Macy Gallery, Columbia University, NYC; the Des Moines Art Center; Bemis Contemporary Art Center; The Bronx River Art Center; The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC and The Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Tampa FL; Her work has been published in New American Painting, Mid Atlantic Edition, and featured in FatBoy Review, Manchester, UK. Farrin received an individual artist grant from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities and her work is in the collection of the Des Moines Art Center, The Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, The Figge Museum, The Roswell Museum, Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Wilson Bldg. among others.
Laurel Farrin is an Associate Professor in the painting and drawing program at the University of Iowa, Iowa City.