CV

laurasweeneyart@gmail.com

CV

Laura Helen Sweeney is an illustrator residing on Long Island, NY.

EDUCATION

2017 Long Island University “Arts and Culture of South Korea“ Summer Program, South Korea

2016 – Present Long Island University Post, Brookville, NY Master of Fine Arts

2013 – 2015 Suffolk County Community College, NY

2008 Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY Bachelor of Fine Arts

2007 Kansai Gaidai University, Study Abroad Fall Program, Hirakata, Japan

          College of Mount St. Vincent, “Arts in Japan” Summer Program, Kyoto, Japan

UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

2018    “Thesis Exhibit”, Hillwood Museum, Brookville, NY

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    “Into the Light”, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

​ “Stargirl”, Sculpture Gallery, Brookville, NY

“Illustrative Works”, Get Baked Art Space, Williston Park, NY

​2016    “A Retrospective”, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

​GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   “Tenth Annual 10 x 10 Show” South Street Gallery, Greenport, NY

            “People’s Choice Salon Show” Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

            “Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show”, Brookville, NY

            “Zeitgeist” Space 776, Bushwick, NY

            “Eraserhood Forever”, Philamoca Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

            Gallery Jung, Seoul, South Korea

            Gaon Museum, Sungshin Women’s University, Seoul, South Korea

            Suwon University, Suwon, South Korea

            Chung Ang University, Ansung, South Korea

            Chinju Educational University, Jinju, South Korea

            Daegu University, Daegu, South Korea

            “CACD LIU Post Celebration of the Arts Auction” Tilles Center, Brookville, NY

2017   “24” Two Man Show, S.A.L. Gallery, Brookville, NY

2016   “Girls Night”, Islip Arts Museum, Islip, NY

             June Exhibit, Get Baked Art Space, East Williston, NY

             March Exhibit, Get Baked Art Space, East Williston, NY

            “Pancakes and Booze NYC”, Space Ibiza, New York, NY

            “Wrestle-A-Mania”, Get Baked Art Space, East Williston, NY

            “Comic Book Edition”, Get Baked Art Space, East Williston, NY

2015   Spring Exhibit, Gallery West, Brentwood, NY

2013   Spring and Fall Exhibit, Lyceum Gallery, Riverhead, NY

​​2008   Senior Thesis, Arthur M. Berger Gallery of Arts, Purchase, NY

2007  “Fall Ceramics Show”, Kansai Gaidai University, Osaka, Japan

2006  “Grebstein Memorial Fund in the Visual Arts Show”, Berger Gallery of Arts, Purchase, NY

​2005 – 2007 Group Exhibit, Brownson Gallery, Purchase, NY

CO-CURATOR

2017 Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show, Brookville, NY

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017  Halloween Comic Fest, Genesis Comics, Ronkonkoma, NY

           Teen Comic Con Art Program, Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

2016 Scope Miami Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Art Handler, Sales Representative

2016 Aqua Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL

Art Handler, Sales Representative

2016 – Present LIU Post Art Department, Brookville, NY

Graduate Studio Assistant: Foundations Life Drawing, Foundations Drawing, Figure Drawing,  Painting

Give demonstrations, provide one on one guidance for each student with observational and technical skills, and direct model with clear directions. Keep attendance. Studio setup, material organization, oversee studio work and clean up. Assist monitoring labs and studios during open lab hours for security and safety. Various office duties

Guide incoming students during orientation and conduct campus tour. Chaperone students on field trips to Metropolitan Museum of Art

Campus Tour Guide

One on one portfolio review    

2006 Manhattanville College Art Department, Purchase, NY

Teacher’s Assistant 3D Design and Ceramics

Assist students with materials including work in plaster and wax molds, chicken wire, wood and wood cutting machinery, and clay sculpting. Monitor ceramics studio while students work. Pug/ prepare clay for next class.

PUBLICATIONS

2017     LIU Post Pioneer October Issue

              LIU Post Pioneer September Issue

              Postmortem Hallozine

              Chung Ang University, Contemporary Artistjs Catalogue

              Average Art Magazine, February Issue

2016 Brooklyn Paper, August Issue

2015 Suffolk County Community College, East End Elements Magazine

POP CULTURE AND ART CONVENTION EXHIBITOR

2017 Long Island Comic and Toy Show, Huntington, NY

2017 Flame Con 3, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Flame Con 2, Brooklyn, NY

2016 Eternal Con, Garden City, NY

VISITING ARTIST

2017    Art Appreciation Class, LIU, Post, Brookville, NY