Laura's profile

In 2006, Laura Amussen received her MFA from Rinehart School of Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art where she was awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship and Jacob K. Javits Fellowship. Since graduating she has been an active participant in Baltimore’s local art scene. She is an adjunct III faculty member at Towson University and the Maryland Institute College of Art, as well as an independent curator. She was the director of exhibitions and curator at Goucher College for over ten years, where she programmed and mounted over 100 exhibitions. Since 2012, she has been applying a thematically based, curatorial approach to her work, producing multiple works simultaneously, one informing the other. Thus, her practice is that of a visual storyteller, employing a multi-disciplinary approach that often includes large-scale site-specific installations, sculptures, mixed media works, videos, projections, photographs, and performances.  Amussen’s work has been exhibited locally and nationally, solo exhibitions include the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD 2022), Ladew Topiary Gardens (Monkton, MD 2020), Schmucker Art Gallery at Gettysburg College (Gettysburg, PA 2017), the Creative Alliance (Baltimore, MD 2013), The Katzen, American University Museum, (Washington, DC 2007), Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, (Boone, NC 2005) where she received an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Grant, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, (Grand Rapids, MI 2005), and the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts, (Wilmington, DE 2004), among others.  Amussen is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and honors. Most recently she was awarded the prestigious Mary Sawyers Baker Artist Award for Interdisciplinary Art. Her work has been featured and reviewed in publications including Sculpture Magazine, The New York Times, City Paper, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, Maryland Life, and The Washington Post.