Laura Berman


Laura Berman creates images that describe multiplictity, collections and sequences. The things she collects and lives with inspire her, and there is a focus on color, pattern and layers of imagery in her work.

She has created site-specific exhibitions and exhibited her print work at numerous galleries and museums around the country and internationally, including Aspen Art Museum (Aspen, CO), Círculo del Arte (Barcelona, Spain), Dalarnas Museum (Falun, Sweden), Long View Gallery, (Washington D.C.), and Boise Art Museum (Boise, ID). Berman has been a visiting artist at over 25 institutions internationally and has worked as an artist-in-residence at Frans Masereel Centrum (Kasterlee, Belgium), Pele Prints (St. Louis, MO), Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop (New York City, NY) and Anderson Ranch Arts Center (Snowmass Village, CO) among many other places.

Laura Berman is an Associate Professor at the Kansas City Art Institute, where she has taught in the Printmaking Department since 2002. She received her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and her MFA from Tulane University. Her work has been featured in The Book of Probes by David Carson/Marshall McLuhan, Printmaking at the Edge by Richard Noyce, A Survey of Contemporary Printmaking, by Ehlers, Ehlbeck and Muise, and American Print Makers by Stephanie Standish/Ashley E Rooney.

Solo Exhibitions

2014 Pulsar, Haw Contemporary, Kansas City, MO

2013 Res, Gallery 121, Leu Center for Visual Arts, Belmont University , Nashville, TN 

2013 Ex Astris, The Gallery at Pioneer Bluffs, Matfield Green, KS

2012 Umbras, Eppink Gallery, Emporia State University Emporia, KS

2011 Chromata, Turchin Center for Visual Arts Boone, NC

2011 On, In, Over, Through, Gorecki Gallery, Benedicta Art Center, College of St. Benedict ,St. Joseph, MN

2009 Re:Collection, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2009 Chroma/Umbra, PULP Gallery, Omaha, NE

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013 [Un]Bound: 3D Printmaking, Untitled Artspace, Oklahoma City, OK

2012 Color Schooled Group Exhibition, Long View Gallery Washington, D.C.

2012 Stand Out Prints, Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis, MN

2012 I Aim Too High, Group Exhibition, Dolphin Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2011 Converging Collections (collaborative show with Jill Fitterer), Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID

2011 Currency Part 1: Modes of Expression, Visual Arts Gallery, Univ. of Birmingham Alabama

2010 A Survey of Contemporary Prints, Wellington Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2010 Interface, Center of Creative Arts St. Louis, MO

2010 Black & Blue: Kansas City’s Grit & Grace, John A. Day Gallery, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD 

2010 Copy Jam, Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Philadelphia, PA 

2010 Ink & Clay, 36 Kellogg Gallery, CSU Pomona, Pomona, CA

2009 Converging Collections: Imprints Celebrated Through the Process of Gathering, Bristol, UK

2009 Exactly why this should be so is not quite as clear as the fact that it is, Wonderfair Gallery, Lawrence,KS 

2009 Imprint, University of Kansas Art & Design Gallery Lawrence, KS 

2009 Monumental Ideas in Miniature Book, Columbia College, Chicago, IL

2008 ARAC@AAM: Anderson Ranch at the Aspen Art Museum, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

2008 New Prints 2008/Spring, International Print Center New York & NY School of Interior Design, NY, NY 

2008 Celebrating Ink, Inkubator Press at Arts Incubator Kansas City, MO

2008 No Danger, Richmond International Airport, Richmond,VA

2008 Honolulu Printmakers 80th Annual Exhibition, Academy Art Center, Honolulu, HI 

2008 Further: Printmaking at the Edge, RJ Reynolds Gallery, Sawtooth Center for Art, WinstonSalem, NC

2007 Looking West, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, MO

2007 Falun Print Triennial 2007, Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden 

2007 At the Edge, Grafikens Hus, Mariefred, Sweden

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