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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

2017   “Tenth Annual 10” x 10” Show” South Street Gallery, Greenport, 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  “Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show”, Brookville, NY

            “Zeitgeist” Space 776, Bushwick, NY

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

          “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

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

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

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Gallery Jung, Seoul, South Korea

           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

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

CURATOR

2017 Postmortem Pop-Up Art Show, Brookville, NY

WORK EXPERIENCE

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    

2017 Teen Comic Con Art Program, Great Neck Library, Great Neck, NY

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 Postmortem Hallozine

2017 Chung Ang University, Contemporary Artists Catalogue

           Average Art Magazine, February Issue

2015 Suffolk County Community College, East End Elements Magazine

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 Halloween Comic Fest, Genesis Comics, Ronkonkoma, NY2017    

      Art Appreciation Class, LIU, Post, Brookville, NY

          Gallery Jung, Seoul, South Korea

          Sungshin Womens 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