June 19, 2019 – July 30, 2019
2nd Floor and 3rd Floor Betty Francis Galleries
Florida belongs to its own place and time. The heat, the swamps, the humidity and the bugs have been like a foreign planet I've somehow landed on. The density of these forests, with the ominous rustle of creatures moving close next to you, but which you can't see, create a miasma of nightmare. Yet, in that, there is a rich beauty, as if steeped in a world where time stands still. These drawings try to get at that, if only just a little.
Laura Colomb is a painter who currently lives and works in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. She holds a Master of Fine Arts from Boston University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the College of Saint Rose. Her work has been exhibited internationally, and she holds various awards including the Starr Fellowship from the Royal Academy of the Arts in London, UK, Best Emerging Regional Curator award from Metroland Magazine, Albany, NY, Constantin Alajalov Scholarship and Academic scholarship from Boston University, as well as the Artist's Award, Visual Arts scholarship and Academic Scholarship from the College of Saint Rose. Colomb has taught several drawing and design courses at the University of North Florida, Boston University, the College of Saint Rose, Empire State College and SUNY Adirondack. She has been a guest critic/speaker for the Camberwell College of Art in London, UK, The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY and the Upper Hudson Valley Watercolor Society in Queensbury, NY. She has curated and organized exhibitions for various galleries including Saratoga Arts in Saratoga Springs, NY and North Main Gallery in Salem, NY.
Learn more at www.lauracolomb.com