Laurel Shear is originally from Marin County, California. Shear is currently living and working in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. She recently earned her MFA from The University of Texas at Austin, in 2015. Shear graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University. She has studied fine art abroad at Studio Art Center International in Florence, Italy, and at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia. She has been awarded fellowships to study at Tyler School of Art - Summer Painting Intensive (2011) and Ox-Bow School of Art (2013 and 2014). Most recently she has become a member of TSA LA in Los Angeles. She has shown at SFMoMA Artist Gallery, 111Minna Gallery, Root Division and Incline Gallery in San Francisco, TSA LA in Los Angeles and Fort Ganesvoort Gallery in New York.
2015 MFA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Painting 2008 BA, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 2008 2006 Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia 2003 Studio Art Center International, Florence, Italy
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2017 Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY, May 2018 (Upcoming) PUSH/PULL, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2016 Where Dreams Come True and Go to Die, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA Returning Home, Room Gallery, Mill Valley, CA 2015 I'll Have Sex With You, You, and You But Not You, Dovetail Global, Houston, TX Between the Sheets: New Paintings by Laurel Shear, Not Gallery, Austin, TX 2013 I Lost My Father and I Can't Find My Boy Friend, Ox-Bow Gallery, Saugatuck, MI 2011 Laurel Shear: Original Works, Chaparral City Studios, Oakland, CA 2008 Laurel Shear: Unabashed, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA Recent Works, Mill Valley Public Library, Mill Valley, CA
2017 Diamonds, Rings, and Courts: Sport Is More Than A Game, St. John's University, Queens, NY March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, New York , NY Iconic Black Panther, Gregorio Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Dress Rehearsal, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA The Collectivist, Brand Library and Art Center, Los Angeles, CA 2016 Garden, TSA LA + Monte Vista, Los Angeles, CA Palette, Ampersand International Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA Risky Behavior, Field Projects, Brooklyn, NY 2015 21st Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA Two & Two, Alabama Center For The Arts, Decatur, AL Parallels, A Group Show/Exchange, RISD, RI Bass Concert Hall, University of Texas at Austin, TX 2013 3rd Annual, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2011 Artist Gallery + Propeller | POP-UP INSTALLATION, One Hawthorne, San Francisco, CA SF Weekly’s 4th Annual ARTOPIA, Public Works, San Francisco, CA 2009 Martin Wong Scholarship Recipient Show, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008 7th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA Creative Minds SF, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA The House Show, Creative Mind SF, San Francisco, CA Graduate Exhibition, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA 2006 Green, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia Painting in Autumn, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia Graduate Exhibition, Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia
RESIDENCIES & AWARDS
2015 Artist of Distinction, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA 2014 Graduate School Named Endowed Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin Graduate Continuing Fellowship College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin 2013 OX-BOW SCHOOL OF ART FELLOWSHIP, Saugatuck, MI Guatemala Workshop Spring 2014 Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin Marshall F. Wells Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment, University of Texas at Austin Carolyn Kay “Katy” Davis Centennial Memorial Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin Burl H. Anderson Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI 2012 Michael Frary Endowed Scholarship in Painting, University of Texas at Austin Ellen Clayton Garwood Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin 2011 TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, Summer Painting Intensive Philadelphia, PA Fellowship Recipient, Summer Painting Intensive, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA SF Weekly’s 4th Annual ARTOPIA Grant Finalist, San Francisco, CA 2008 Martin Wong Scholarship Winner, San Francisco State University
2015 Two & Two, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, AL
2017 “March Madness” in the Meatpacking District”, The New Yorker, April 10.
Evans, Dayna. “18 Female Artists on Their Favorite Female Artists”, New York Magazine, April 5.
Todo: April 5th – April 19th, 2017, New York Magazine, April 2.
“New York March Madness”, Artforum, March 24.
2016 D’ Agostino, Paul. “Spotlit: The TSA Network”, Brooklyn Magazine, September 20.
2015 _____ . “Laurel Shear,” Artist Portfolio Magazine, July 12.
“New Alabama Center for the Arts”, DecaturDaily.com, May 14.
Korea Times May, 13. http://www.koreatimes.com/article/918313
Korea Daily News Paper, May 4. http://www.koreadaily.com/news/read.asp?art_id=3355641
“Between The Sheets”, Newfound Journal, Vol. 6, Spring 2015.
2011 “New Gallery Artist, Laurel Shear”, SFMOMA Artist Gallery Blog, March 22.
“Masterminds Finalist Laurel Shear”, SFWeekly Blog, March 18.