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Laurel McMechan

Laurel McMechan
Visiting Lecturer
Residence Tower 406B
MFA - Painting, Massachusetts College of Art & Design; BFA - Studio Art, University of Denver (magna cum laude)
Professional Experience: 


  • 2016 - Support and Defend, Vets Gallery, Providence, RI 
  • 2016 - Boston Biennial 4, Atlantic Works Gallery, Boston MA 
  • 2015 - Laurel McMechan: Recent Work, The Space, Jamaica Plain, MA  (solo)         
  • 2014 - Folded Mountains, Art Gallery, Ohio University Eastern, St. Clairsville, OH (solo)            
  • 2012 - Politicizing Aesthetics, University of South Dakota Art Galleries, Vermillion, SD 
  • 2012 - Borders & Boundaries, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM 
  • 2011 - Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Paine & Bakalar Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
  • 2010 - Territories, Sellars Project Space, Denver (solo)         
  • 2010 - New Prints 2010/Spring: Selected by Philip Pearlstein, International Print Center New York 
  • 2010 - New at the Harnett, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, VA 


  • 2015 - Paint Pulse Magazine, Issue 3, September 30 2015, Boston, MA (Juror Rosa JH Berland) 
  • 2011 - Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper, Exhibition catalogue. Published by Massachusetts College of Art + Design 
  • 2009 - Hold Everything Dear. Artist book of etchings. Edition published by Center Street Studio, Milton, MA 

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 - Artist Residency and partial fellowship, Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY 
  • 2014 - Artist Residency and partial fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 
  • 2012 - Juror’s Prize. Politicizing Aesthetics, University of South Dakota Art Galleries, Vermillion, SD 
  • 2006 - Honorable Mention. Rocky Mountain Biennial 2006, Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, CO 


  • Département des Estampes et de la Photographie, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris 
  • Special Collections, Godine Library, Massachusetts College of Art and Design 
  • Special Collections Library, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI 
  • University of Richmond Museums, Richmond, VA