Laura Vahlberg's work has been exhibited around the U.S. and internationally (in Italy, Alabama, and Virginia). She has studied under artists including Israel Hershberg, Elana Hagler, Sarah Rutherfoord, Susan Zurbrigg, Ken Szmagaj, and Susan Jane Walp. She was born in Alexandria, Virginia in 1988 and now lives in Roanoke, Virginia. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts at James Madison University.

Born in Alexandria, Virginia

Lives in Roanoke, VA


COLLECTIONS:


2018 Carilion Hospital Foundation, Roanoke, VA

2013 Jackson Hospital Foundation, Montgomery, AL


EDUCATION:


2018 Guest Artist at Hollins College, Roanoke VA

2017 Jerusalem Studio School in Civita Program with Israel Hershberg, Master Class

2016-2017 Elana Hagler private class

2010 James Madison University, BFA 


SOLO EXHIBITIONS:


2018 “Quotidian” Clementine, Harrisonburg, VA

2016 “Every Day” Stonehenge Gallery, Montgomery, AL

2016 ”Liminal Beings” Wilson Law Firm, Roanoke, VA

2011 Clementine, Harrisonburg, VA


GROUP EXHIBITIONS:


2019:

Summer 2019 Juried Exhibition, Blue Mountain Gallery, New York City, NY

2019 New River Art Biennial Exhibition, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA

2018:

The Market Gallery Member, Roanoke, VA

Floyd Center for the Arts 2018 Juried Show, Floyd, VA

Larkin Arts National Juried Art Exhibition, Harrisonburg, VA


2017:

JSS Master Class Open Studio show, Civita Castellana, Italy

National Juried Painting Exhibition, University of Southern Mississippi


2015:

Montgomery Art Guild Museum Show, Montgomery, AL


2014:

Play Parade, Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

Guest Artist, The Market Gallery, Roanoke, VA


2012:

Guerilla Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA


2011:

Guerilla Gallery, Harrisonburg, VA



AWARDS/RESIDENCIES:

2019:

Award of Distinction in Oil, 2019 New River Art Biennial Exhibition, Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg, VA

2013:

Blue Gray Colonel's Ball Artist in Residence, Montgomery, AL

Peer Award, Sarah Carlisle Towery Alabama Art Colony, Alexander City, AL


BIBLIOGRAPHY:


Jason Franz, “International Painting Annual 9: A Juried Annual Publication of Works of

Recent Contemporary Painting,” Manifest Gallery, January 2019

Lauren Kindle, "Laura Vahlberg Ten Tips on Painting", Generous Permission, October 2017

Elana Hagler, "On Windows", Painting Perceptions, March 2017

Kate Shuster, "Play Parade: The Origins of Greatness", Midtown Montgomery Living, October 2014

“Emerging Artists”, Art Galleries and Artists of the South, August 2013