Assistant Professor in BFA Thesis, MFA Visual Studies, Low-Res MFA Visual Studies
MFA Visual Studies, 2010
Pacific Northwest College of Art
BFA with Distinction, Drawing, 1997
Alberta College of Art & Design (Calgary, Canada)
Laura Hughes is a multi-disciplinary artist who creates site-specific installations that investigate how light, form and space surround and shape one another in our perception.
Recent exhibitions include the de Menil Gallery, Groton, Massachusetts, the Littman Gallery at Portland State University, the Art Gym at Marylhurst University, Disjecta, White Box at University of Oregon, and LxWxH in Seattle. Laura’s work is frequently exhibited and she has curated and co-curated exhibitions, performances and video screenings locally and nationally. Honors received include grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. Laura was a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards, featured in the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum, and was awarded a 2012 Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission.