Laura Moriarty makes process-driven works with pigmented beeswax whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from processes similar to those that shape and reshape the earth: heating and cooling, erosion, subduction, friction, enfolding, weathering, slippage.


Selected Awards & Honors


2016 Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

2016 Baer Art Center Artist in Residence, Hofsos, Iceland

2015 Zita Orionis Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

2009 MARK 09 Award, New York Foundation for the Arts

2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2004 Frans Masereel Center Artist in Residence, Kasterlee, Belgium

2000 Craft Alliance of New York State Career Development Grant

2000 Frans Masereel Center Artist in Residence, Kasterlee, Belgium

1999 Artist in Residence, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf, Germany

1997 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1996 Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont, WY


Selected Solo Exhibitions


2021 Resurfacing | Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2020 Remembering the Future | Sager/Braudis Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

2018 Signs of Time | Sager/Braudis Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

2017 Focus: Laura Moriarty | Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Larchmont, NY

2017 Pay Dirt | University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

2017 Down into the deep | The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden, New Hampshire

2017 Moving Mountains | Gardiner Art Gallery, Oklahoma State University 

2016 Laura Moriarty  Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, New York

2015 Tipping Point  | Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

2014 Scratched Record | Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

2014 Intimate Monuments | O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, New York

2014 Translating Earth, Transforming Sea | Curated by Andrea Packard, The Joy Pratt Markham  Gallery, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas

2012 Landslides | James W. Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

2009 Upheaval | ArtSpace, New Haven, Connecticut


Selected Group Exhibitions


2020 Interpreting the Natural: Contemporary Visions of Scholars’ Rocks | Curated by Donna Dodson, Gallery Korea at the Korean Cultural Center, New York, New York


2020 The Earth Beneath Their Feet | Pamela Salsbury Gallery, Hudson, New York


2019 Materialized | Curated by Suzan Shutan, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst


2018 SPECTRUM | Co-curated by Kiki Smith and Kate Menconeri, The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York


2018 Organic to Geometric | Curated by Carol Pelletier, Provincetown Art Association and Museum (PAAM), Provincetown, Massachusetts


2017 Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums | Whitney Biennial 2017, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York


2017 Still Eden | Curated by Elizabeth Dubbin, Collar Works, Troy, New York


2017 Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition | Hall of Awa Japanese Handmade Paper, Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima, Japan


2016 A Strategraphic Fiction | Curated by Ginny Kollak, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania


2016 Geomagic: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection |University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico


2015 Empire of Dirt | Curated by Anonda Bell, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey


2014 Shifting Ecologies | The Painting Center, New York, New York


2013 Second Nature | Albany International Airport Gallery, Colonie, New York


2012 Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012 | Curated by Linda Weintraub, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York


2010 Field Notes: Revisions | Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia at Charlottesville


2009 Field Notes: States of Mind | Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland


2008 Hyper-Nature | Spaces, Cleveland, Ohio.


Selected Permanent Collections


Coutts Bank, London

Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

The Art Bank, a program of the US Department of State

The Baer Art Collection, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Philip & Muriel Berman Art Museum, Collegeville, PA

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

Jyväskylä Art Museum Holvi, Finland

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

The Flemish Ministry of Culture, Kasterlee, Belgium

The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH

The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY