Laura Owens

Laura Owens (born 1970) is an American painter, gallery owner and educator. She emerged in the late 1990s from the Los Angeles art scene. She is known for large-scale paintings that complement a variety of art historical references and painterly techniques. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.

In 2013, she turned her studio affect space into an exhibition proclaim called 356 Mission, in collaboration bearing in mind art dealer Gavin Brown and Wendy Yao. Soon after, she hosted a second location with the art bookstore Ooga Booga #2 in the tummy of the building. The 356 Mission art appearance closed in 2019, due to the lease ending.

In 2003 Owens had her first survey exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Owens’s action 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). Owens had a mid-career survey at the Whitney Museum Of American Art from November 2017 to February 2018.

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