Laura Loving's art is happy. Lively characters, cities and flowers fill her work and it is easy to see that color plays a starring role. Painting with enamel on canvas, Laura has a distinctive style consisting of bold lines, dramatic patterns and pure color that result in vibrant paintings with strong poetic energy.
Laura describes her work: "I exaggerate color and shape to create art that is humorous, alive and uplifting. The evolution of my style has its roots in American Folk and Pop Art. Having lived and worked in Nice for two years, the rich artistic heritage of the French Riviera has also had a strong effect on my work."
Laura has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad. In New York, she has shown at Lincoln Center's Cork Gallery, Pratt Institute, LALIQUE, J.M. Weston, New York Mercantile Exchange and Trunkt Gallery. In Europe, Laura has shown with the Wonderwall Gallery in Cirencester, England, and Chaleurs du Sud in Nice, France.
Laura received commissions to create the artwork for the Fall Cabaret Convention of Jazz at Lincoln Center and two murals for Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Greenwich Village. Saks Fifth Avenue featured her work in their Spotlight on Art for emerging artists. Microsoft hired her to create a temporary mural on the sidewalks of Union Square to promote a Katy Perry concert sponsored by Windows Phone. Citi commissioned her to create art for Global Citizen Music Festivals in New York and Washington. In February, Laura was one of 15 designers chosen by CNN to illustrate quotes by powerful women for their 2015 International Women’s Day Project.
Laura's work hangs in homes and businesses around the world, including Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, The New York Stock Exchange, International Trademark Association, The Dow Chemical Company, Amazon, the office of actress Brooke Shields and Ash Hollow Winery.
Sharing her art for the benefit of others is important to Laura. She has donated work to more than 100 nonprofit organizations, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, T.J. Martell Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and Food Fight.
Laura's exceptional talent has not gone unrecognized. She has been featured in Country Living magazine and has been a guest presenter at the publication's Art Fair in Atlanta and Rhinebeck. She was photographed by Bill Cunningham for his On The Street collage for the New York Times Style section. Laura was also featured in the New York City Design tour sponsored by WithIt, a nonprofit organization supporting and named for Women in the Home Furnishings Industry Today.
Born in Charlotte, N.C., Laura received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia. A New Yorker of 18 years, she lives and works in Greenwich Village.
University of Georgia - Bachelor of Fine Arts 1993
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - Orlando, Fla. April 2006
Commissioned to create image for the Cabaret Convention hosted at Jazz at Lincoln Center 2005
Commissioned to create the official serigraph print for Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, GA 1998
Commissioned to create an outdoor mural in Centennial Olympic Park for Atlanta Arts Festival 1997
Group Show @ NRG Energy in Princeton, N.J. - Coming Soon - July 2019
Solo Art Reception - Sharpsburg, GA - February 2019
Women Entrepreneurs (featured artist) - Princeton, N.J. - June 2018
Words and Images Group Show - Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery Catskill, NY - April 2016
Presenter at The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY - June 2015
Happy Pop-Up Shop on The High Line NYC - July 2013
Holiday Open Studio @ Studio Laura Loving NYC - December 2012
Happy Open Studio Preview Party NYC - July 2011
Laura Loving Solo Show @ The New York Mercantile Exchange - May 2010
Country Living Fair Exhibitor and Presentor in Atlanta, GA - October 2010
J.M. Weston Madison Avenue - April 2009
LALIQUE – Featured Artist – NY, NY – Summer 2008
Trunk Show – Tin Roof Studio – Highlands, N.C. – July 2008
Studio Stories II @ Grace in Tribeca – New York, NY – May 2008
Feast Walla Walla – Walla Walla, WA – April 2008
Spotlight on Art – Trinity School - Atlanta, GA – January 2008
Saks Fifth Avenue – Atlanta, GA – January 2008
I Love NY – Trunkt Gallery - Tribeca - NY, NY – May 2007
Spotlight on Art – Atlanta, GA – February 2007
Spotlight on Art Preview at Saks Fifth Avenue – Atlanta, GA – December 2006/January 2007
Anthem Gallery Art Nite Group Show with Mary Klein and Marcie Allen – New York, NY – October 2006
Strut Gallery – New York, NY – March 2006
Cityscapes and Flowers - Tamarack Gallery - Naples, FL – 2006
Washington Connections – Washington, GA – November 2005
Art Expo – Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA – September 2005
Studio Stories Group Show with Mary Klein – Anthem Gallery, Soho – New York, NY – May 2005
Art Objects – Garden, Castleberry Hill Arts District, Atlanta, GA – December 2004
Flower Power – Anthem Gallery, SOHO NYC – Charity art auction to benefit Flower Power and Planet Impact Foundation. - March 2004
Harlem Art Project - SAATCHI & SAATCHI NYC – Charity art auction sponsored by SAATCHI & SAATCHI and Christie’s to benefit the Ray of Light Foundation. - December 2003
Creative Currents – Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center NYC - October 2003
Spring Arrivals – Broadway Mall Community Center NYC – April 2003
As We See It – Taller Boricua Galleries NYC – March/April 2003
Lady Fest East – Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York – September 2002
Taste of the Nation Auction – Grand Hyatt at Grand Central NYC – April 2001
Human Rights Festival – Blue Sky Café, Athens, GA – April 2001
Human Rights Festival – Globe, Athens, GA – April 2000
Solo Show – The Cutting Shop, Antibes, France – June 1999
Solo Show – Chaleurs du Sud, Nice, France – February 1999
Solo Show – Riverdale Public Library, Riverdale, GA – February 1998
Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA – September 1997
University of Georgia Exit Show – Loef Gallery – April 1993
Gold Key Art Exhibit – Savannah College of Art and Design – May 1988