Laurie M. was born on Friday, October 4th, at 2:57p.m. The same day Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
died on in 1669 and opening weekend of duck hunting season in Minnesota. Ancestors originally from Africa. Later, Czechoslovakia, Ireland, Norway, Sweden.


1991 B.F.A., The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Art Students League, New York, NY

The National Academy of Design, New York, NY

The New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

1986-1987 The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Scholarship, Minneapolis, MN

Solo Exhibitions  

SOUL BABY, Gallery Aferro Liminal Gallery, Newark, NJ, 2015

Open Doors Studio Tour, Newark, NJ, 2015

Open Doors Studio Tour, Newark, NJ, 2000

Group Exhibitions

Case Studies, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, 2018

Group Show, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2017

Debtfair/Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial, New York, NY, 2017

Portrait of Newark: 350 Portraits for Newark's 350th Anniversary, OPEN DOORS Citywide Arts Festival, Newark 350 Celebration, Newark, NJ, 2016

Finished, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, 2015

Ironbound Multicultural Festival, juried show, Newark, NJ, 2014, 2015

Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS, New York, NY, 2014

Life of the City, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, 2002

Here Is New York, SOHO, New York, NY, 2001

Grants and Awards     

Creative Capital Professional Development Workshop, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Copyist Program, 2017

Minnesota Clay Award, 1987


Selected Public and Private Collections



The High Line

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Newark Museum

Residencies in New Jersey and New York City

Private Lessons