Laura Fayer’s 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 print patterns and lines onto very thin Japanese paper, which is then applied to the canvas in layers and painted over with acrylic medium. This causes the paper to dissolve into transparency. Only the printed marks remain, interspersed with rich swathes of acrylic paint. Throughout this process, the surface of the canvas undergoes constant changes, hundreds of revisions, additions and overlays. The resulting effect creates a world of constant movement and change, where printed images float and weave in harmony among the painted washes of color.
Laura Fayer is a painter living and working in New York City. She is a recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and has exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally, including solo and group shows at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Flinn Gallery Greenwich, Ruth Bachofner Gallery in Santa Monica, Thomas Robertello Gallery in Chicago, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in NYC, Lanoue Gallery in Boston and Galerie du Tableau in Marseille.
She was awarded grants from International Residencies for Artists and the Massachusetts Cultural Council for a fellowship to live and work at Triangle France in Marseille, and was in residence at Baer Arts Center in Iceland in 2019. She has also been a resident fellow at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Her early childhood years in Japan have a strong influence on her work.
Fayer’s work is in many corporate and public collections, including Avon Headquarters, Norwegian Cruise Lines, NYU Langone Hospitals, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, the Londoner in Macau, Grand Hyatt in Kauai, Ritz Carltons in Atlanta and Shenzhen, China, and the US Embassy in Djibouti.
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.