b. 1984 in San Francisco


MFA   UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, Austin, Texas, Painting, 2015 

BA    SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, California, 2008

QUEENSLAND COLLEGE OF ART, Brisbane, Australia, 2006



2018  Fort Gansevoort, Manhattan, NY

          Untitled SF, San Francisco, CA

2017  PUSH/PULL, Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2016  Where Dreams Come True and Go to Die, TSA LA, Los Angeles, CA

2015  Between the Sheets: New Paintings by Laurel Shear, Not Gallery, Austin, TX 

2011  Laurel Shear:  Original Works, Chaparral City Studios, Oakland, CA

2008  Laurel Shear: Unabashed,  Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2018   My Silences Had Not Protected Me, For Freedoms, Fort Gansevoort, NY

2017   Diamonds, Rings, and Courts:  Sport Is More Than A Game, St. John's University, Queens, NY

           March Madness, Fort Gansevoort, Manhattan, NY

           Iconic Black Panter, Gregoria Escalante Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

           Dress Rehersal, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA

           The Collectivist, Brand Library and Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

2016   Garden, TSA LA + Monte Vista, Los Angeles, CA

           Palette, Ampersand International Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

           Risky Behavior, Field Projects, Brooklyn, NY

2015  Agree To Disagree, Visual Art Center, University of Texas, TX

          21st Juried Art Exhibition, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

          Two & Two, Alabama Center For The Arts, Decatur, AL

          Parallels, A Group Show/Exchange, RISD, RI

          Bass Concert Hall, University of Texas at Austin, TX

2013  3rd Annual,  Incline Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

2011  Artist Gallery + Propeller | POP-UP INSTALLATION,  One Hawthorne, San Francisco, CA

          SF Weekly’s 4th Annual ARTOPIA,  Public Works, San Francisco, CA

2009  Martin Wong Scholarship Recipient Show, Martin Wong Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2008  7th Annual Art Auction, Root Division, San Francisco, CA

          CreativemindsSF,  111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA

          The House Show, Creative Mind SF, San Francisco, CA 

          Graduate Exhibition,  San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

2006  Green,   Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

          Painting in Autumn,  Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia

          Graduate Exhibition,  Queensland College of Art, Brisbane, Australia



2011   TYLER SCHOOL OF ART, Summer Painting Intensive Philadelphia, PA


2015  Artist of Distinction, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

2014  Graduate School Named Endowed Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin

          Graduate Continuing Fellowship College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin

2013  Guatemala Workshop Spring 2014 Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

          Marshall F. Wells Scholarship and Fellowship Endowment, University of Texas at Austin

          Carolyn Kay “Katy” Davis Centennial Memorial Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

          Burl H. Anderson Endowed Presidential Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin

          LeRoy Neiman Foundation Fellowship, Ox-Bow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI

2012  Michael Frary Endowed Scholarship in Painting, University of Texas at Austin

          Ellen Clayton Garwood Scholarship, University of Texas at Austin 

2011  Fellowship Recipient, Summer Painting Intensive, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

          SF Weekly’s 4th Annual ARTOPIA Grant Finalist, San Francisco, CA

2008  Martin Wong Scholarship Winner, San Francisco State University


2018   "Are Tech Collectors Finally Coming Around?  Attendance and Sales Boom at Fog and Untitled                                     San Francisco.", January 18, 2018.

2017  "March Madness" in the Meatpacking District”, The New Yorker, April 10, 2017 issue.

            “New York March Madness”, Artforum, March 24th 2017.

            Todo: April 5th – April 19th, 2017, New York Magazine, April 2nd, 2017.

2015   “New Alabama Center for the Arts”,, Thursday, May 14, 2015.


            Korea Times May, 13th, 2015.

            Korea Daily News Paper,  May 4, 2015.


            “Between The Sheets” Newfound Journal, Vol.6, Spring 2015.  

2011  “New Gallery Artist, Laurel Shear” SFMOMA Artist Gallery Blog, March 22, 2011. 

          “Masterminds Finalist Laurel Shear” SFWeekly Blog, March,18 2011.               



2015  Two & Two, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur