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Laura Malone

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My work explores the experience of being alive – the joy of being a body and the sorrow of its many losses. I explore the body as both subject and object, to elicit a felt sense of its interiority and to know its pleasure through the act of painting.

The bodies are the object of a gaze that is tender, occasionally saucy, never distant. Choosing themes of vulnerability, impermanence, and intimacy, I land at the intersection of beauty and sadness. Often, I am attempting to reconcile ideas that are in some way alienated from each other: love and horror, suffering and acceptance. We live in a world where all of this is happening at the same time. How do we hold it all at once? By juxtaposing these opposing forces, I hope to penetrate a deeper truth.

Select Exhibitions

Spring is in the Air 
Studio Shop
Gallery, April, 2024

A Fragile Balance. Mercury
, March 29-April 27, 2024

Personages ACCI
Gallery, March 1-April 7, 2024

Artists for Ukraine Fundraiser. Shoh Gallery,
March 15-16, 2024

Studio Shop Grand Reopening Exhibition Studio Shop Gallery, February 15, 2024

Art for the Winter Solstice. Mercury 20, Dec 1-30, 2023

. Studio Shop
Gallery, July 14- August 5, 2023

OPEN UP. Mercury 20, May 12-July 29, 2023

Blink. One West Grand Avenue, Chicago. April 3- 24 2023

Crocker Kingsley National Art Competition 2022. Blue Line Arts, December 3 2022 – January 14, 2023

Crisp. The Artist Residency Project Fall 2022 Group
Exhibition. School of Visual Arts, New York, Dec 21, 2022 – Jan 31, 2023

Women Artists Making Their Mark. O’Hanlon
Center for the Arts Online Gallery Show, August 15 – November 6, 2022

Kipaipai Fellows Exhibition. Melissa Morgan Fine Art, June 4-July, 2022

Disrupted. Sergio Gomez
Curates, March 14-April 30, 2022

Faces and Places. dodomu gallery Los
Angeles, Brooklyn, New York, December 2 2021- January 4, 2022

Art in the Time of Corona, Volume 2
Dab Art, Los
Angeles, Ventura, Austin, Mexico City

Portrait. Queen City 15 Gallery, Rhinebeck, New York, June-August

Femme.  Art Fluent, Online Exhibition, March 2021

Disrupted Realism, Buckham Gallery, Flint Michigan, April 9
– May 15, 2021

East Bay Open Studios, Oakland,
California, 2003-2012

Somarts, Group Exhibition, San Francisco, California, 2000

Gallery Spagnolo, Violencia: An Interactive Art Piece on Violence And
Beauty in American Media, 1996

Mesa College, Student Exhibition, 1993


Here/Now Residency, Ongoing Virtual Residency

School of Visual Arts, New York, Fall Residency,

New York Crit Club, Virtual Residency with Mira Schor, 2022


Studio Visit Magazine Volumes 51 & 52, Winder, 2023


Co-Founder, Art’s Pupils, Discussion group on contemporary artists and

Kipaipai Fellows, Professional
Development for Artists

First Person Artist, Online Artist
Community, part of KiPaiPai

New York Crit Club, Selected artists participate in classes, crits
and community

Artist Alliance Online Artist
Community managed by Gallerist Jen Tough

Currently Represented by:

Studio Shop Gallery, Burlingame, CA

Mercury Twenty Gallery, Oakland, CA


Primarily self-taught, Laura has been immersed
in art via her upbringing as the niece of Richard Artschwager. She has studied
with Alex Kanevski, Jennifer Pochinski, Vincent Desiderio, Catherine Kehoe and
Judith Kruger among others. Organizations she has studied in include:

The Alternative Art School, NYC

The New York Crit Club

Art Digger Lab

California College of Art Extension

UC Berkeley Extension

City College of Berkeley

23rd Street Studio, San Francisco

Mesa College

Otis College of Art and Design

Formal Degrees

San Diego State University, MA in Educational

Oberlin College, BA in Creative Writing, 


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Mercury 20 Gallery

475 25th Street, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510-701-4620

Gallery hours: Friday + Saturday: 12-5pm and by appt