Laura Fayer is a New York City based artist working with painting, drawing and collage. Her artwork has been included in galleries and exhibitions throughout the world and can be viewed in many public and private collections, including Norwegian Cruise Lines, NYU Langone Hospitals, Apollo Global Management, the Londoner in Macau, Grand Hyatt in Kauai, Ritz Carlton in Shenzhen and the US Embassy in Djibouti.
She was awarded fellowships from International Residencies for Artists and the Pollock Krasner Foundation to live and work at Triangle France in Marseille and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, and was also an artist in residence at Baer Arts Center in Iceland, the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo.
She has an undergraduate degree from Harvard University’s Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies, and holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City. Her early childhood years in Japan have a strong influence on her work.
Her mixed media paintings evoke an ephemeral natural world, poised in a delicate balance between dynamism and tranquility, movement and harmony. She uses handmade stencils and stamps to hand print patterns and lines onto very thin Japanese paper, which is then applied to the canvas in layers and painted over with acrylic medium.
As a young teenager living in Japan with her family, Laura toured a papermaking village and fell in love with Japanese paper, which is a main component of her current artwork. She loves the strength and delicacy of the paper, mixing the paint and creating the transitions between the paint and paper.
Always on the lookout for moments of unexpected mystery and beauty, she brings her unique vision and experience into her art studio and into the world via her paintings.