Curriculum Vitae

solo exhibitions

the stern studio, works on paper, vienna, austria, august  2013
the hunt gallery, “recursion” new paintings, webster university, st. louis, mo,  jan-feb 2013
space b, works on paper, “antigua series”, march, (tribeca), nyc  2012
bruno david gallery, "thick and smooth", st. louis, mo  2011
sherry leedy contemporary art, "velocity/volition", kansas city, mo  2011
perimeter gallery, solo exhibition, "flutter and yaw" chicago, il  2010
bruno david gallery, "new paintings", st. louis, mo  2008
perimeter gallery, solo exhibition, "new paintings", chicago, il  2008
sherry leedy contemporary art, "perception/abstraction", solo exhibition, kansas city, mo  2007
philip slein gallery, "new paintings", solo exhibition, st. louis, mo  2006
sherry leedy contemporary art, "new paintings" kansas city, mo   2006
st. louis ethical society, "winterkill", drawings, st. louis, mo  2003
sherry leedy contemporary art, "observations", solo painting exhibit, kansas city, mo  2001
alice r. rogers gallery, "interiors/exteriors-paintings", collegeville, mn  2000
left bank gallery, "paintings-the vermont series", st. louis, mo  2000
forest park community college, "excavations", curator: philip slein , st. louis, mo  2000
messing gallery, country day school, st. louis, mo  1998
left bank gallery, "surreptitions"-works on paper, st. louis, mo  1998
contemporary art center "broad and boundless-encaustic paintings", arlington, il  1993

selected group exhibitions

2013
bruno david gallery, “blue, white and red”, st. louis, mo
2012
space b, works on paper, invitational group exhibitions, summer (tribeca) nyc
stephan stoyanov gallery, “flowers for you”, invitational exhibition, (east village) nyc
edwardsville art center, “artists respond to art history” curated/brigham dimick, il
university of north texas, faculty exhibition, denton tx
2011
bruno david gallery, works on paper, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
2010
sidetrack, collaborative exhibition with heather bennett, stephan stoyanov gallery, nyc
invitational group exhibit, bruno david gallery, st. louis, mo
empire theatre, video "mouth", brooklyn, nyc
2009
new american talent, arthouse contemporary museum, juror: hamza walker, austin, tx
bruno david gallery, overview 09, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
university of north texas, faculty exhibition, denton tx
2008
daum museum of art, st.louis painters invitational exhibition, sedalia, mo
columbia inaugural invitational, curated by sherry leedy/doug freed, columbia, mo
metropolitan gallery, webster university faculty exhibition, st. louis, mo
2007
philip slein gallery, small work invitational exhibit, st. louis, mo
2006
left bank books, "authentic embodiment"-collaborative exhibition with ann rast, st. louis, mo
2004
regional arts commission, "abstract painting: 6 points of view", st. louis mo
contemporary art museum, "change of space", film by laura beard & d. jansky
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
elliot smith contemporary art, invitational exhibition, st. louis, mo
kemper museum. washington university faculty exhibition, st. louis, mo
2003
philip slein contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
st. louis art museum, "change of space", film by laura beard and d. jansky
2002
museum of contemporary art, "art cache", invitational group exhibit, st. louis, mo
left bank gallery, "this is an image", collaborative exhibition with ann rast, st. louis, mo
springfield museum of art, water color usa, national juried exhibition, springfield, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
2000
inform, invitational group exhibition, lemp brewery, st. louis, mo
des lee gallery, "landscape", invitational group exhibition, curator: philip slein, st. louis, mo
1999
new american paintings, volume 22, national juried exhibition in print
springfield museum of art, water color usa, national juried exhibition, springfield, mo
sherry leedy contemporary art, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
1998
r. duane reed gallery, invitational group exhibition, st. louis, mo
leedy voulkos gallery, invitational group exhibition, kansas city, mo
1997
erector square gallery, international women’s exhibition, new haven, connecticut
art loft gallery, "extirpate" with andy milner, heather Bennett, st. louis, mo
courthouse gallery, national juried exhibition, woodstock, il
1996
forum of contemporary art, "stations of the cross" group exhibit, st. louis, mo
1993
laguna gloria museum of art, "primarily paint", curator: peter doroshenko, austin, tx
artist’s lofts gallery, national group exhibition, galveston, tx
wayland babtist gallery, national group exhibition, wayland, tx
mcallen international museum, national group exhibition, mcallen, tx
firehouse gallery, national group exhibition, del rio, tx
red mesa art center, national group exhibition, gallup, nm

awards

research enabling grant $10,000.00, university of north texas, 2013/14
research enabling grant $7500.00, university of north texas, 2010
junior faculty fellowship $5000.00, university of north texas, 2010
purchase award, 1st national bank, columbia, mo 2008
fellowship, vermont studio artist colony, vt 2000
jessie rickly award, st. louis artist guild, st. louis, mo 1996
graduate fellowship, university of washington, seattle, wa 1990
national fine art award, binney and smith, usa 1988

residencies

AIR, myartloft, vienna, austria. invitation by michael shneider to be an artist in residence
       forthcoming july 2014 followed by solo exhibition at manfred flener galley, vienna, austria.
invitational interdisciplinary residency, antigua, guatemala 2011
vermont studio artist colony residency, vt 2000

bibliography

public collections

lewis and wright, st. louis, mo
thompson coburn, chicago, il
polsinell/shalton/welte-corporation, st. louis, mo
polsinell/shalton/welte- corporation, kansas city, mo
polsinell/shalton/welte- corporation, chicago, il
first national bank, columbia mo
bryan cave, st. louis, mo
southwest bank, st. louis, mo
senator thomas eagleton
st. louis university museum of art
daum museum of contemporary art, kansas city, mo
landmark bank, durant, oklahoma
landmark bank, whitesboro, texas
warmon architecture and design, kansas city, mo
kaddalic architecture, chicago, il
university of north texas, denton, tx
banner liquor company, chicago, il
daniel fine art, laguna beach, ca

private collections

lecie shapiro
carol shapiro
william osterholt
gale and gary ordstrom
laura penn
susan west
keith baizer
patty gilford
laurel ostertag
sherry leedy
mary mcelwain
jim moss

gallery representation

perimeter gallery, chicago, Illinois
bruno david gallery, st. louis, missouri
sherry leedy contemporary art, kansas city, missouri

professional service

santo foundation, president 2008-present

the santo foundation is a not-for-profit arts organization. our mission is to help individual visual artists at all levels of their careers.

current call for entry: To celebrate our 5th Anniversary The Santo Foundation will be awarding five Individual Artist Awards. Our distinguished juror is Marilu Knode, Executive Director of Laumeier International Sculpture Park. She will award three individual artists $5000.00 each. In addition we are introducing the Artist Choose Artist Award. Internationally acclaimed artist and critical writer Buzz Spector will award two individual artists $500.00 each. 2013

past calls/jurors:

www.santofoundation.org

juror, belleville arts fair, belleville, il forthcoming 2013
chair drawing lecturer search committee, university of north texas spring 2011
fashion design search committee, university north texas, spring 2011
fashion design juror student exhibition, university north texas, spring 2011
visiting artist committee, university of north texas, 2009-2011
core committee, university of north texas, 2009-2011
juror, eastern illinois university all student show, charleston, il 2010

selected work experience

university of north texas, denton, 2009

assistant professor, painting and drawing, coordinator of design I. lead professor for 21 sections of design I fall semester, 10 sections of design 1 spring semester, create design 1 curriculum, weekly lectures for in large lecture hall – roughly 160 to 200 students, overseeing teaching assistants/fellows , adjuncts, and core lecture series (3-4 speakers for D1 every semester),

washington university, st. louis, mo 2004 to 2009

visiting lecturer: 2d design, drawing II, and painting
director of summer school and portfolio plus: instructor of painting as well as significant administrative duties which include the budget, hiring, curriculum, student applicants, fund raising, scholarship recipients, residential student needs, orientation, visiting artists, curricular/extra-curricular activities, etc

webster university, st. Louis, mo 1998 to 2009

adjunct full professor: 2d design, introduction to art, art appreciation (lecture), graphic design

education

master of fine arts in painting, university of washington, seattle, wa 1990
bachelor of fine arts in painting/printmaking, colorado state university, fort collins, co 1988

references:

buzz spector, dean, college and graduate school of art
sam fox school of design & visual arts
washington university, campus box 1031
one brookings drive, st. louis mo 63130
office: 314.935.6525  home: 314.932.5850
buzzspector@yahoo.com / spector@samfox.wustl.edu

frank paluch, director, perimeter gallery
210 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654-3508
gallery: (312) 266-9473
www.perimetergallery.com

michael byron, professor
sam fox school of design & visual arts
washington university, campus box 1031
one brookings drive, st. louis mo 63130
cell: (314) 719-6039

laura beard • assistant professor • university of north texas • college of visual arts and design
university of north texas •1155 union circle #305100 • denton, tx 76203-5017 • laura.beard@unt.edu

2424 oakridge st. • denton, tx 76209 • 314.387.1788 • laurabeard1@hotmail.com
5832 macklind ave • st. louis, mo 63109 • www.laurabeard.com