A GUARDIAN protects us, and turned around and inward, is what we must protect.
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 New York Foundation for the Arts Painting Fellowship; 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 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; and the Millay Colony. In the autumn of 2011 and 2015 Von Rosk traveled to Antarctica to work with biologist Dr. Sam Bowser and his research team. She was there to assist with their scientific research and dive teams and, in one way or another, incorporate this experience into her work as a visual artist. Some of her recent paintings stem from her experience living and working in Antarctica.