Artist Laura Loving

 
Artist Laura Loving is most known for her colorful paintings of New York City. Her work hangs in homes and businesses around the world. 
 
Laura describes her work: "I exaggerate color and shape to create art that is humorous, alive and uplifting. The evolution of my style has its roots in American Folk and Pop Art. Having lived and worked in Nice for two years, the rich artistic heritage of the French Riviera has also had a strong effect on my work."
 
Laura has exhibited in solo and group shows throughout the United States and abroad. In New York, she has shown at Lincoln Center's Cork Gallery, Pratt Institute, LALIQUE, J.M. Weston, New York Mercantile Exchange, Shaw Contract, New & Lingwood and Trunkt Gallery. In Europe, Laura has shown with the Wonderwall Gallery in Cirencester, England, and Chaleurs du Sud in Nice, France.
 
Laura received commissions to create the artwork for the Fall Cabaret Convention of Jazz at Lincoln Center and two murals for Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Greenwich Village. Saks Fifth Avenue featured her work in their Spotlight on Art for emerging artists. Microsoft hired her to create a temporary mural on the sidewalks of Union Square to promote a Katy Perry concert sponsored by Windows Phone. Citi commissioned her to create art for Global Citizen Music Festivals in New York and Washington. In February, Laura was one of 15 designers chosen by CNN to illustrate quotes by powerful women for their International Women’s Day Project.
 
Laura's work is in many collections around the world, including Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, The New York Stock Exchange, International Trademark Association, The Dow Chemical Company, Amazon, the office of actress Brooke Shields and Ash Hollow Winery.
 
Sharing her art for the benefit of others is important to Laura. She has donated work to more than 100 nonprofit organizations, including Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, T.J. Martell Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, The 14th Street Y, PS41 The Greenwich Village Elementry School, The University of Georgia and The Pink Posse of Georgia.
 
Laura's exceptional talent has not gone unrecognized. She has been featured in Country Living magazine and has been a guest presenter at the publication's Art Fair in Atlanta and Rhinebeck. She was photographed by Bill Cunningham for his On The Street collage for the New York Times Style section. Laura was also featured in the New York City Design tour sponsored by WithIt, a nonprofit organization supporting and named for Women in the Home Furnishings Industry Today.
 
Born in Charlotte, N.C. and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, GA, Laura received a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Georgia. A New Yorker of 19 years, she currently lives and works in Greenwich Village with her daughter Stella. Studio visits are available by appointment. 
 

EDUCATION

University of Georgia - Bachelor of Fine Arts 1993

 

COMMISSIONS

Ocean Reef Cultural Center Key Largo, Florida July 2018

Global Citizens images for Citi - New York City and Washington, D.C. 2014 and 2015 

CNN International Women’s Day Reach Back illustration March 2015

Custom large mural for Mac Presents NYC February 2015

Microsoft commissioned mural in Union Square NYC to promote a Katy Perry Concert October 2010

Murals for Tony Dapolito Recreation Center in Greenwich Village, NYC by New York City Parks Dept. and the New York Junior League May 2008

Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children - Orlando, Fla. April 2006

Commissioned to create image for the Cabaret Convention hosted at Jazz at Lincoln Center 2005

Commissioned to create the official serigraph print for Music Midtown Festival in Atlanta, GA 1998

Commissioned to create an outdoor mural in Centennial Olympic Park for Atlanta Arts Festival 1997 

 

EXHIBITIONS

Shaw Contract in Union Square October 24th 2019

Ongoing exhibit @ New & Lingwood - 970 Lexington Ave btw & 70th and 71st 

Group Show @ NRG Energy in Princeton, N.J. - July 2019 

Solo Show @ New & Lingwood - May 6th - May 16th 

Solo Art Reception - Sharpsburg, GA - February 2019

Women Entrepreneurs (featured artist) - Princeton, N.J. - June 2018

The Emergence Exhibition @ Shaw Contract in Union Square NYC - October 2017

Escape New York - Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery Catskill, NY - July 2016

Words and Images Group Show - Greene County Council on the Arts Gallery Catskill, NY - April 2016

Laura Loving @ Bally Madison Avenue NYC - October 2016

Presenter at The Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY - June 2015

The 40th Annual Harding Art Show in Nashville, TN - April 2015

Happy Pop-Up Shop on The High Line NYC - July 2013

Holiday Open Studio @ Studio Laura Loving NYC - December 2012

Happy Open Studio Preview Party NYC - July 2011

Laura Loving Solo Show @ The New York Mercantile Exchange - May 2010

Country Living Fair Exhibitor and Presentor in Atlanta, GA - October 2010

J.M. Weston Madison Avenue - April 2009

LALIQUE – Featured Artist – NY, NY – Summer 2008

Trunk Show – Tin Roof Studio – Highlands, N.C. – July 2008

Studio Stories II @ Grace in Tribeca – New York, NY – May 2008

Feast Walla Walla – Walla Walla, WA – April 2008

Spotlight on Art – Trinity School - Atlanta, GA – January 2008

Saks Fifth Avenue – Atlanta, GA – January 2008

I Love NY – Trunkt Gallery - Tribeca - NY, NY – May 2007

Spotlight on Art – Atlanta, GA – February 2007

Spotlight on Art Preview at Saks Fifth Avenue – Atlanta, GA – December 2006/January 2007

Anthem Gallery Art Nite Group Show with Mary Klein and Marcie Allen – New York, NY – October 2006

Strut Gallery – New York, NY – March 2006

Cityscapes and Flowers - Tamarack Gallery - Naples, FL – 2006  

Washington Connections – Washington, GA – November 2005

Art Expo  – Georgia World Congress Center – Atlanta, GA – September 2005

Studio Stories Group Show with Mary Klein – Anthem Gallery, Soho – New York, NY – May 2005

Art Objects – Garden, Castleberry Hill Arts District, Atlanta, GA – December 2004

Flower Power – Anthem Gallery, SOHO NYC – Charity art auction to benefit Flower Power and Planet Impact Foundation. - March 2004

Harlem Art Project - SAATCHI & SAATCHI NYC –  Charity art auction sponsored by SAATCHI & SAATCHI and Christie’s to benefit the Ray of Light Foundation. - December 2003

Creative Currents  – Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall Lincoln Center NYC - October 2003

Spring Arrivals – Broadway Mall Community Center NYC – April 2003

As We See It  – Taller Boricua Galleries NYC – March/April 2003

Lady Fest East – Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York – September 2002

Taste of the Nation Auction – Grand Hyatt at Grand Central NYC – April 2001

Human Rights Festival – Blue Sky Café, Athens, GA – April 2001

Human Rights Festival – Globe, Athens, GA – April 2000

Solo Show – The Cutting Shop, Antibes, France – June 1999

Solo Show – Chaleurs du Sud, Nice, France – February 1999

Solo Show – Riverdale Public Library, Riverdale, GA – February 1998

Atlanta Arts Festival – Atlanta, GA – September 1997

University of Georgia Exit Show – Loef Gallery – April 1993

Gold Key Art Exhibit – Savannah College of Art and Design – May 1988