Laura Newman is an abstract painter who lives and works in Brooklyn.

She has received fellowships and awards from The American Academy in Rome, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Yaddo, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, The New York Foundation on the Arts and Vassar College. 

In 2018 she had a solo exhibition at Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York, reviewed by Jennifer Riley at, and a two-person exhibition along with Marcy Rosenblat at 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn.

In 2017 her paintings were the subject of a  solo exhibition at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, curated by Barry Rosenberg, Director of Contemporary Galleries. Her work was included in 2019 group exhibiitons at Waterhouse and Dodd, New York, The Abrazo Gallery at the Clemente, New York. Other exhibitions include, 1 GAP Gallery, NSCAD University, Lesley Heller Gallery,  Bellwether Gallery, Victoria Munroe Gallery,  72 Front Street, The Shirley Fiterman Art Center, Arena, Art 101, Brian Morris Gallery, Fordham University, The National Academy of Art, The Weatherspoon Museum of Art and The New Museum.

Publications include The DrawerRevue de DessinUntitled, Spring, 2017, selected by Barbara Soyer; a catalog from NSCAD University with essays by John Yau and Amy Sillman, and reviews in The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum Magazine, The New York Times, and Bomb Magazine.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, and educated at Cooper Union, the California Institute of the Arts, and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, she is an Associate Professor in the Art Department at Vassar College.




Born Cleveland, Ohio                                                                         

Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York                                   website:  



2018    Laura Newman: New Paintings, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York

2017    STRUCTURES: Paintings by Laura Newman, Contemporary Art Galleries,

            University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut

2012   Laura Newman, Recent Paintings, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York

2011   Air, 1 GAP Gallery, Brooklyn, New York

2010   Glass Walls and Billboards, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax

2007   Laura Newman, Lesley Heller Gallery, New York

2004   Skies and Highways, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Virginia 

2002   Bellwether Gallery, New York

1996   Tenri Gallery, New York

1987-9 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York



2020    10 X Relay, Indiana University, Columbus, Indiana

            Contemporary Works, Waterhouse and Dodd, online exhibition

2019    10 X Relay, UT Downtown Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

            Women Artists and Contemporary Abstraction, Waterhouse and Dodd, New York

            Incise, Echo & Repeat, Abrazo Gallery at the Clemente, New York

            Casimir Effect, ChaShaMa Space for Artists, New York

2018    Paintings and Works on Paper, Victoria Munroe Fine Art, New York

            Forth to Back, Marcy Rosenblat and Laura Newman, 490 Atlantic Gallery, Brooklyn

2016    Machines of Paint and Other Materials, 72 Front Street, Brooklyn

Conference of the Birds, Shirley Fiterman Art Center, New York

Surface Two, curated by Renee Ricardo, Arena, Brooklyn

Inside Out, Art 101, Brooklyn, New York

2015    Working in NYC, Central Connecticut University, New Britain, Connecticut

2014    My Big Fat Painting, Brian Morris Gallery, New York

Clouds, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

2013    Rockslide Sky, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, New York

2012    What’s the Point, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York

Charles Hagen and Laura Newman, Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn

2011    Little Languages/Coded Pictures, Lesley Heller Fine Art, New York

2010    Rhyme not Reason, curated by John Yau, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery 

2009    Mary Carlson and Laura Newman, Big,Small/Casual Gallery, Long Island City

2008    The 183rd Annual Invitational Exhibition, The National Academy of Design, New York

2006    Air, Monya Rowe Gallery, curated by Amy Sillman, New York

2002    Art on Paper, The Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina

1992    American Academy of Arts and Letters Awards Winners, New York

1984    New Work, The New Museum, New York 


 2020  “10 X Relay, Cat’s Cradle” Lisa Taliano and Jackie Meier, catalog essay, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, J. Irwin Miller                   Architecture Program, Columbus, Indiana

2018   “Being in the World: Laura Newman at Victoria Munroe” Jennifer Riley

 “Forth to Back: New Paintings by Marcy Rosenblat & Laura Newman”

Paul D'Agostino, 490 Atlantic Gallery, catalog essay

 2017  The Drawer, Revue de Dessin, Volume 12, “Untitled” March

 “Laura Newman on a Diagonal Line in Matisse’s View of Notre Dame Painters on Painting, diagonal-line-in-matisses-view-of-notre-dame/

 2015 "Art Talks”, Francis Lehman Loeb Art Center

2012  Rockslide Sky, Fordham University at Lincoln Center, NYC,  catalog

 Sharon Butler, Two Coats of Paint, October 2

2011  Interview by Emily Auchincloss, NYArts Magazine, October

2010  Amy Sillman, “Never trust a Laura Newman Vertical”

 “Laura Newman, Glass Walls and Billboards”, catalog

Essays by Amy SIllman and John Yau, NSCAD University, Halifax

2008   The National Academy Museum, The 183rd Annual Exhibition (catalog)

2007    Stephanie Buhman, exhibition review, Leslie Heller, The Brooklyn Rail, October

2004  “Laura Newman, Skies and Highways” (catalog) Randolph-Macon College

2002  Martha Schwendener, Artforum Magazine, Summer

Judith Linhares, "Laura Newman," Bomb Magazine, April



 2018, 2019      VCCA, Virginia Center for the Arts, Residency

2017, 2015      The American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

2015                Yaddo, Residency

2002-2019       Vassar College, Faculty Research Committee Awards

2010                Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Residency

1996                 New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, Painting

1992                 American Academy of Arts and Letters, Rosenthal Award

1985                 MacDowell Colony, Residency

1981                 John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in Painting

1980                 Rome Prize Fellowship in Painting, The American Academy in Rome




 The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College

Chase Manhattan Bank

IBM Corporation

Neuberger and Berman

The New Museum Impermanent Collection

Prudential Insurance Company 

The University of Arizona 



 1998-present              Associate Professor, Art Department

                                    Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York

1998-1999                   Visiting Assistant Professor

                                     Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

1993-1997                   Assistant Professor, Yale University School of Art

                                    New Haven, Connecticut

1990-1993                   The Cooper Union School of Art, New York

1989-1990                   Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia



 1981   The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Graduate Program

1978   The Cooper Union School of Art, New York, BFA 

1977   The California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California