Laurel Farrin received a B.F.A. from Ohio University and an M.F.A. from the University of Maryland. She was awarded an individual artist grant from the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 1995. In 1997 Farrin was an Artist-in-Residence at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM, and has received residency fellowships at Yaddo, Millay Colony for the Arts, Atlantic Center for the Arts, and VCCA.
Recent solo exhibitions include 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 CUNY Lehman and Hamilton College, NY, 2014; Carl Cherry Center for the Arts, Carmel, CA, 2013; Edelman, NY, 2012; Illeges Gallery, Columbus GA, 2012; Sand City Art Center, Sand City, CA, 2012; Bronx River Art Center, NYC, 2007. 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 Florida Center for Contemporary Art, Spaces, Cleveland, OH, Washington DC Project for the Arts, and Roswell Museum and Art Center.