Laura creates conceptual and abstract art with a focus on race relations and other social justice issues and has exhibited work in the USA, Canada and Europe. She holds a MFA degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.

Laura also teaches calligraphy workshops at Dartmouth College and Society of Scribes NYC. She has hand-lettered calligraphy for numerous clients, including HBO, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Louis Vuitton and Cartier. In recent years, Laura contributed all the calligraphy work for Camille Henrot’s exhibition at the 9Berlin Biennale and also Henrot’s exhibition ‘Days are Dogs’ at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.  

Artist Statement

Whose voices count? Whose voices are silenced? I ask these questions often when creating art and organizing community programs. My queer multiracial Black identity and lived experiences informs my world view and often keeps me very aware of who gets a seat at the table. When we, underrepresented individuals and groups, do get a seat I inquire what kind of contortionist respectability politics does white supremacy expect us to bend and adhere to, to occupy that space? In affinity spaces healing is centered, we are centered. In abstraction I express what I’m deeply thinking of, unfettered, to present itself in a safe space; where expressive faces, dancing bodies, the other side of closed doors, caricatures, crumbling borders and plenty more become visible.