Laura Von Rosk

My paintings stem from personal observations of natural settings and phenomena, where elements of landscape and natural forms mix with memory and imagination, At the start they may be inspired by a specific place or visual memory, but as they develop, they may transform into something unexpected. Often, they are completely invented – constructed only to serve particular formal concerns to create an image that I would want to linger over, or a place I want to spend time in. Forms are repeated, emphasized and manipulated during my process to create tension between the imaginary and real world. Through landscape imagery and metaphor, I hope to create paintings that give visual form to physical forces, seasonal changes, and emotional states of mind.

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2019 - 2020

Early 90's


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Laura Von Rosk earned her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from SUNY at Purchase. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally in both solo and group shows. Her awards include a NYSCA (New York State Council on the Arts) Individual Artist Grant (2023), a NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Painting Fellowship (2004); an Individual Artist Support Grant from the Pollack-Krasner Foundation; an artist Fellowship Grant from the Bernheim Foundation in Clermont, KY; and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, VA; Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT; Centrum, WA; Dorland Arts Colony, CA; NY Mills Cultural Center, MN; Acadia National Park, ME; and in New York: Yaddo; Blue Mountain Center; Millay Colony; and the Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts, Inc. She currently lives in Schroon Lake, NY, and is the Gallery Director for the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY.