Laura Vandenburgh (1998)

lauravandenburgh copy“I am interested in the way that small, unspectacular decisions accrue over time to develop something more complex and surprising, spaces that are both familiar and strange.”


Laura Vandenburgh work is grounded in drawing, but has evolved into installations, wall drawings, and works on paper that explore subjective geographies. She holds a B.S and a D.V.M from the University of California, and a M.F.A from Hunter College.


Her work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Portland (OR), Seattle, Syracuse, Chicago, Montreal, including shows at the Susan Hobbs Gallery; the Portland Art Museum; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; the Everson Museum; the James Harris Gallery; the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Hunter College; Lawrence University and Syracuse University. Recent exhibitions include Wolkenschauen, a traveling group exhibition in Germany, the solo show Thick Drawings at Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon and Constructs, a three person show at Disjecta in Portland.


Vandenburgh has received awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation and the University of Oregon.


She lives and works in Springfield, OR. An Associate Professor in the Art Department, Vandenburgh has taught at the University of Oregon since 1998, following appointments at Syracuse University and Hunter College.