|Name Laura Owens|
|Education California Institute of the Arts|
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Laura Owens (born 1970 in Euclid, Ohio) is an American painter who emerged in the late 1990s from the Los Angeles Art Scene. She is best known for large-scale paintings that combine a variety of art historical references and painterly techniques. In 2013, turned her studio work space into an exhibition space called 356 Mission, in collaboration with art dealer, Gavin Brown, and soon after, hosting a second location for the art bookstore Ooga Booga—the venue has exhibited artists such as Elaine Sturtevant and Alex Katz.
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Owens attended Interlochen Summer Camp during her junior and senior year of high school. She then received her B.F.A. in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. In 1994 she attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and received her M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts.
In 2013, Owens exhibited 12 new paintings in a building she found on Mission Road, across the river from Downtown Los Angeles. Owens continues to run 356 Mission as an exhibition space in collaboration with Gavin Brown and Wendy Yao.
In 2015, Owens made paintings based on World War II-era newspaper stereotype plates she discovered underneath the shingle siding of her Los Angeles home. Like much of her recent work, the paintings combined traditional oil paint with screen printed images digitally manipulated in Adobe Photoshop.
In addition to painting, Owens also creates artists' books.
She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA. She is represented by Gavin Brown Enterprise, Sadie Coles Headquarters, and Galerie Gisela Capitain.
In 2003 she had her first survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Owens’s work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna (2015); Kunstmuseum Bonn (2011); Bonnefanten Museum (2007); Kunsthalle Zürich (2006); Camden Arts Centre, London (2006); Milwaukee Art Museum (2003); Aspen Art Museum, Colorado (2003); and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, (2001). She was included in the Whitney Biennial in 2004 and again in 2014. In 2015 Laura Owens showed new paintings in the exhibition Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World at the Museum of Modern Art.
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Owen's work can be found in major public collections in the United States, including the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; the Guggenheim Museum in New York, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Chicago, IL; and the Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI.
Awards and honors
She was awarded the inaugural Bâloise Prize at Art Basel in 1999. Owens received the Willard L. Metcalf Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. In 2015 she was awarded the Robert De Niro, Sr. prize.
She was a Guna S. Mundheim Visual Arts Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin in the spring of 2007.