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
STUDIO ART CENTER INTERNATIONAL, Florence, Italy, 2003
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
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
2013 OX-BOW SCHOOL OF ART FELLOWSHIP, Saugatuck, MI
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." www.news.artnet.com, 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”, DecaturDaily.com, Thursday, May 14, 2015.
Korea Times May, 13th, 2015. http://www.koreatimes.com/article/918313
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