Laura Christensen’s artwork has been featured in galleries and museums, including Kidspace at MASS MoCA, The Art Complex Museum, Bennington Museum, Simmons College, and The Rotch-Jones-Duff House.
Laura received MASS MoCA’s “Assets for Artists” Professional Development Grant and a 2021 Finalist Award in Photography from the Artist Fellowship Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
In 2016 she was awarded her second Artists’ Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, this one in support of her book project, THEN AGAIN: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty-One Writers.
To raise additional funds to create THEN AGAIN, Laura ran a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now she offers crowdfunding workshops and coaching to help others crowdfund for their projects.
2021 Reimagined Histories Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum New Bedford, MA
2013 Laura Christensen Bennington Museum Bennington, VT
2004 watching through windows 2 Porter Street Gallery MCLA North Adams, MA
watching through windows Contemporary Artist Center North Adams, MA
2002 Laura Christensen Southern Vermont Arts Center Manchester, VT
1996 Excavations and Allegories Alliance for the Varied Arts Logan, UT
1990 Laura Christensen: New Paintings McKinley Foundation Champaign, IL
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2022 Complex Muses Art Complex Museum Duxbury, MA
In the Shadow of the Hills, Bennington Museum, Bennington, VT
2020 Vermont Utopias: Imagining the Future Bennington Museum Bennington, VT
2019 Five Women Artists You Should Know Gallery 51 MCLA North Adams, MA
Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
unfoldingobject – the art of collage Concord Center for the Visual Arts Concord, MA
2018 Shelter Gallery 51 MCLA North Adams, MA
Phantasmagoria Left Bank Gallery North Bennignton, VT
2017 Vintage Trustman Art Gallery Simmons College Boston, MA
So It Would Seem The Arts Center of the Capital Region Troy, NY
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region 2017 Albany Institute of History and Art Albany, NY
2016 Reimagining Grandma Moses Bennington Museum Bennington, VT
Artists of the Mohawk Hudson Region MHR-80 The Hyde Collection Glens Falls, NY
2015 Bennington Museum Bennington, VT
Good Purpose Gallery Lee, MA
2014 Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center Brattleboro, VT
Written Response Requested Albany Public Library Albany, NY Curator: Judie Gilmore
Assemble Whitney Center for the Arts Pittsfield, MA
2013 Some Assembly Required Albany International Airport Albany, NY
2012 Joyce Goldstein Gallery Chatham, NY
2010 A Delectable Decade MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
2011 A Book About Death: The Ties That Bind – ABAD 23
The Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery Bay Shore, NY
2009 Ferrin Gallery Pittsfield, MA
Relics of Futures Past Greylock Arts Adams, MA
2007 Boxed Sets: Assembling Objects, Images, and People MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
2006 Humanity: Contemporary Art of the Humane Image Gallery 51 MCLA North Adams, MA
2005 [re]Collections The Arts Center of the Capital Region Troy, NY
2002 Jenseits des Erfullungshorizonts / Beyond the Fulfillment Horizon
Offenes Haus Oberwart Oberwart, Austria
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2022 The Studios at MASS MoCA Artist Residency, North Adams, MA
2021 Mass Cultural Council 2021 Artist Fellowship Program Finalist in Photography
2019 MASS MoCA’s “Assets for Artists” Professional Development Grant
2017 Individual Artist Grant A fund of the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency
2016 Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
2011 Individual Artist Grant A fund of the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency
2007 Artist’s Resource Trust (A.R.T.) Grant, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation.
1999 Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center Snowmass Village, CO
1994 -1996 George B. and Marie Eccles Caine Foundation Scholarship
Utah State University Logan, UT
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESS
Lauren Levato Coyne, “In the Shadow of the Hills…” The Berkshire Eagle, December 1, 2022
℅ forum artist spotlight, CARE SYLLABUS of MASS MoCA and MCLA, Fall 2021.
Saranac Review cover image and featured artist, Issue 16, 2020-2021.
Art feature in Catamaran Literary Journal. Vol. 9, Issue 2, Summer 2021, 59, 60, 69.
2020 Short Story Advent Calendar, Hingston & Olsen Publishing, Alberta, Canada
THEN AGAIN: Vintage Photography Reimagined by One Artist and Thirty-One Writers. This anthology was successfully funded on Kickstarter April and released in December, 2019.
Art feature in Jet Fuel Review. #17, Spring 2019
Jennifer Huberdeau, “Breathing life into old photographs,” The Berkshire Eagle, April 5, 2019
Amy Krzanik, “Laura Christensen’s THEN AGAIN is a Third Radiant Thing,” Rural Intelligence, April 1, 2019
Christine Poreba, “Here Then, Today,” Tupelo Quarterly, Vol. IV, TQ16, November 2018
Marjorie Thomsen, “To Float, To Breathe, To Hear (after John Cage),” Tupelo Quarterly, Vol. IV, TQ16, November 2018
Paul Park, “A la Hollandaise,” Menacing Hedge, issue 8.02, Fall 2018
Kij Johnson, “Tool-Using Mimics,” Clarkesworld, Issue 138, March 2018
Sara St. Antoine, “Arrangements in Grey and Black, Blue, Green, and Yellow,” carte blanche, Issue 31, Fall 2017
Fred McCoy, “Meet Inspiring Mixed media Artist, Laura Christensen,” Creative Fluff Magazine, September 2015
John E. Mitchell, “Christensen adds to the past in hybrid works,” North Adams Transcript, North Adams, Massachusetts, December 4, 2009
Joseph Dalton, “Art & Facts,” Times Union, Albany, New York, April 24, 2005.
Bob Goepfert, “A Thrilling Collection of Memories,” The Record, Troy, New York, April 17, 2005, C1.
David Brickman, “Out of the Past,” Metroland, Albany, New York, May 26, 2005, 28.
1997 M.F.A. Utah State University Logan, UT
1987 Honors B.S. summa cum laude Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO
1987 Honors B.A. summa cum laude Saint Louis University St. Louis, MO
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND SERVICE
2022 – present Crowdfunding Workshop Trainer and Consultant, 1Berkshire, Pittsfield, MA
2020 – 2022 Crowdfunding Workshop Trainer and Consultant, MASS MoCA’s Assets for Artists, North Adams, MA
2006 – 2016 Visiting Associate Professor and Adjunct Professor of Art, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, North Adams, MA
2008- 2011 Faculty Artist CATA (Community Access to the Arts) Great Barrington, MA
2000 – 2007 Visual Arts Education Coordinator MASS MoCA North Adams, MA
2003 – 2007 Art Fabrication and Installation Seasonal Crew Member