Laurel Farrin

Professor, Painting and Drawing

Laurel Farrin received a BFA from Ohio University and an MFA from the University of Maryland. In 1997 Farrin has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Dora Maar House in Menerbes FR, Roswell AIR, The Millay Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and VCCA. 

Recent solo exhibitions include The Figge Museum, Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA, 2014; Lesley Heller Gallery, NYC, 2008; Joyce Goldstein Gallery, Chatham, NY, 2007; Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, 2006; Sioux City Art Center, 2003. Recent group exhibitions include Columbia Teachers College, NY; 2018, Bemis CCA, Omaha, NE 2017, University of Maryland Art gallery, 2017; CUNY Lehman and Hamilton College, NY, 2014; Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA, 2013; Illeges Gallery, Columbus GA, 2012. Farrin’s work has been featured in FatBoy Review, Manchester, UK, 2014 and in New American Painting, Mid Atlantic Edition, 2003. Other venues include The Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Des Moines Art Center, The Bronx River Art Center, Fordham University, The Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Spaces, Cleveland, OH, Washington DC Project for the Arts, and Roswell Museum and Art Center.


  • Yaddo Residency - 2016
  • Yaddo Residency Fellowship, Yaddo, Artist residency invited artists receive fully - 2016


  • Exhibition - Hecho en Transito/Made in Transit - Painting Collaborator Artist. Havana, Cuba. Sponsored by New York Foundation for the Arts, fiscal sponsorship. In collaboration with Aylen Russinyol (collaborator).
  • Exhibition - Art and Environment - Painting Major Participant Artist. Event held at Roswell Museum and Art Center in Roswell, New Mexico. Sponsored by Roswell Museum and Art Center. Further details can be found at
  • Exhibition - Back Alley - Installation Soloist Artist. Event held at Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery in Monterey, California. Sponsored by Green Chalk Contemporary Gallery. Further details can be found at httpx://


Research areas
  • Painting and drawing
Laurel Farrin is a Professor of Painting and Drawing in the School of Art and Art History.
BFA, Ohio University
MFA, University of Maryland
Contact Information

University of Iowa
E300 Visual Arts Building (VAB)
107 River Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States