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Photo: Annette Hornischer

Artist, Los Angeles, California

Guna S. Mundheim Fellow in the Visual Arts - Class of Spring 2007

Laura Owens was born in Euclid, Ohio, in 1970. After receiving a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, in 1992, Owens went on to study at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine, in 1994, and the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California, where she earned an MFA, in 1994. In 2011, Owens will be featured in a solo exhibition of at the Kunstmuseum Bonn in Germany. Previously, her work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions at international venues such as the Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2007: cat.); Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich (2006 and tour: cat.); and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (2003 and tour: cat.). Her work is included in many of the world’s leading public collections, including the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Whitney Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum; the Carnegie Museum of Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; among many others. Owens lives and works in Los Angeles.

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