Rosalux Member Since 2010
In her paintings and collages, Laura Stack explores the awe-inspiring complexity of the natural world and the underlying forces that create it. The content of her work stems from a fascination with developmental biology and the contradiction that living things can now embody synthetic elements. In her painting process, she imagines otherworldly living forms and environments and envisions a fluid spatial world with its own laws of physics. Fractal patterns, fungi, and marine life inspire the imagery as well as geologic processes such as lava flow and mineral formations. Stack’s work implies a frozen moment in the process of becoming, evolving towards an amalgam of something both natural and artificial.
Laura is a Minneapolis artist and faculty at the University of Minnesota, Art Department.
Her artwork is recognized through her national and international exhibitions at venues including A.I.R. Gallery (NYC), National Galleries of Scotland, The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, Sam Francis Gallery (CA), Minneapolis Institute of Art (MN), Minnesota Museum of American Art, and Soo Visual Arts Center (MN). Reviews and publications of her work have been featured in Art in America, New American Paintings, Manifest International Drawing Annual, Art Papers, and The Minneapolis Star Tribune. Grants received include multiple Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative Grants and the Jerome Foundation Travel and Study Grant. Circa Gallery in Minneapolis represents Stack's artwork.