My work has shown across the United States, most notably in The New Authentics: Artists of the Post-Jewish Generation curated by Staci Boris in 2008 for the Spertus Museum (Chicago, IL) and the Rose Art Museum (Waltham, MA). In 2001, I received my MFA in studio art from the University of Illinois at Chicago where I studied under noted painters Phyllis Bramson and Kerry James Marshall. I earned my BFA in painting from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1994. Recent solo shows include: Laura Kina: Aloha Dreams (Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, FL 2007), Laura Kina: Loving (Grand Projects in New Haven, CT 2006) and Laura Kina: Hapa Soap Operas (Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts 2003).
Recent group exhibitions include shows at: the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood in Hollywood, FL, Walsh Gallery, mn Gallery and the James Hotel in conjunction with Monique Meloche and Bucket Rider Gallery in Chicago, the Korean Cultural Center in Los Angeles, the Asian Arts Initiative in Philadelphia, and The Cooper Union School of Art in New York. My work has been reviewed in publications such as the New York Times, Art Nexus and Art Asia Pacific. I was awarded a Community Arts Assistance Program grant in 2007 and a Fellowship in Visual Arts 1997 by the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and the Illinois Arts Council as well several research grants from DePaul University. My work is in private collections in the US and Europe and is represented by Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts in Miami, FL.
I am an Assistant Professor of Art and the Program Director of Asian American Studies at DePaul University. Born in Riverside, California in 1973 and raised in Poulsbo, WA, a small Norwegian town in the Pacific Northwest, I currently live and work in Chicago, IL.
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