Education 2002  MFA, Painting, University of Houston. 1989  MA, Creative Writing, University of Houston. 1987  BA, English, University of Houston.


2013: Virginia Creative Center for the Arts, Winter (Writing, Fiction)

2012: Mac Dowell Colony, Spring 2012 (Writing, Fiction)

2011: Finalist, Creative Capital Short Form Art Writing Prize

2010: Finalist, Sundance Screenwriters’ Workshop

2005: Juror’s Choice Award. James Elaine, juror.  Amarillo Biennial 600: Drawing.

2004: Artadia Foundation Award. Chrissie Iles, Alison de Lima Green, Doug Fogle, jurors.

Cultural Arts Council, Houston and Harris County Fellowship.  

 Solo Exhibitions:

2022: Theatre de la Mode, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, May 15-June 15

2015: The Misuses of Enchantment, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, September 11-October 21

2014: Night Gallery, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, April 11-May 31.

2012: The Liveable Forest, Devin Borden Gallery, Houston, February 11-April 7.

2009: The Panic in Needle Park, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, March 7-April 4.

2007: I Am Smiling, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, October 5-29.

2005: From All of Us, With Love, Devin Borden/Hiram Butler Gallery, Houston, September 17-October 13.

2003/2004  Primp, Indigo, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, December 12, 2003-January 31, 2004.

New Works, Finesilver Gallery, San Antonio, May 1-June 14.

A Politely Dark View of Things, Blue Star Contemporary Art Center, San Antonio, May 15-June 22.

2002: How to Photograph Women, Project Gallery, University of Houston,  March 14-March 29.

2000: Bathos, Gallery Next Door, Houston, November 1-December 15.



Gregory, Casey,  “Show Up: Laura Lark” Arts + Culture, October 2015, p.43.


Zastudil, Nancy. Night Gallery”, Arts + Culture Texas, May 3, 2014.


Caldwell, Ellen. “In the Studio: Process of a Painting with Laura Lark”, New American Paintings Blog, January 23.


Zastudil, Nancy. “Laura Lark: All the Pretty People”, Art+Culture Houston, p.12.

Deliso, Meredith. “Laura Lark’s Liveable Forest is as Cool as Ice,” Houston Press, March 1.

Boyd, Robert. “Screen Idols in Arcadia,” The Great God Pan is Dead, February 26.


Kersulis, Nick. “Laura Lark”, Artlies, A Contemporary Art Quarterly, Issue #57, p. 109.


Devine, John. “Laura Lark”, Artpapers, January/February, pp. 58-59.


Costello, Leo. From All of Us With Love, Artlies, A Contemporary Art Quarterly, Issue #48.

White, Michelle. “Perspectives 144: Amalgama” @ CAMH, Artlies, A Contemporary Art Quarterly, pp.94-95, 2005.

Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “Drawn Together”, Houston Press, p. 43, January 6-12.


Plocek, Keith. “Connect the Dots“, Houston Press, p.39, January 8-14, 2004.

Gray, Lisa. “Caveat Vendor”. Houston Press, February 8-14, 2001, pp. 12, 15.


Klaasmeyer, Kelly. “The Women’s Rooms”, Houston Press, November 23-29, 2000, p. 68.

Publications: Art Writing, Essay, Collaborative, Fiction

Creative Writing:

 Colouring in Daniel,  Juke Magazine UK, Vol. 05, The Alter Ego Issue, July 2013.

Pictures at an Execution, The Rag Blog, July 8, 2013

This is Not About You (short fiction) Intellectual Refuge, an online literary journal, Vol. 1, July-December 2011.

Revelations of Revelry and Historicizing the Everyday, Photo Selection and Catalog Introductory Essay for Paul Druecke’s Social Event Archive, Volume 4, 2007.

Laura Lark’s Kwik ‘n E-Z Guide to Creating a Persona, Art Lies: A Contemporary Art Journal, pp. 56-59, Issue 52, Fall 2006.

Reading Material, Artpapers, pp. 34-35, November-December 2005.

Write Your Life Story in Less Than a Day (collaborative online project created by Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July) Learning to Love You More 2002

Partial Recall (Short Fiction), Houston Press, pp. 24-7, November 22, 1990.

Art Writing/Blogs Hosted by Glasstire: Texas and Southern California Visual Art Online:


The Lark Guide to Artworld Behaviors October 28, 2013

Laura Lark Loves You

Laura Lark Loves You Video Introduction, July 9, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #1, July 12, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #2, July 18, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #3, July 27, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #4, August 9, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #5,  September 5, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #6, December 31, 2012

Laura Lark Loves You #7, January 28, 2013

I’m With Stupid

Fair Thee Well,  October 25, 2011.

The New Art Fairs Are Here! We’re Somebody Now!, September 20, 2011.

The Laws of Averageness, April 14, 2011.

Performance Issues, March 29, 2011.

What by Whatever Works,  March 22, 2011.

Little Shops of Horrors, October 27, 2010.

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop Dead,  August 28, 2010.

Iles and Rizzoli or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love TV, August 5, 2010.

Put a Sock on It, February 28, 2009.


Helmut Newton @ the MFAH (Houston), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, August 5, 2011.

Sixth Annual Latin Wave: New Films From Latin America @ MFAH (Houston), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, April 16, 2011.

Round 33: “The Seventh House” @ Project Row House (Houston), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, January 21, 2011.

Kurt Schwitters: Color and Collage @ the Menil Collection (Houston), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, November 25, 2010.

Over and Out: D17 by Sarah Oppenheimer @ Rice University Art Gallery, Houston, Houston Press, November 17, 2010.

Let’s Talk Trash (Wasteland @  Houston Cinema Arts Festival), Glasstire Visual Art Online, November 15, 2010.

The Worst Piece of Art I Ever Made, The Best Piece of Art I Never Made, Glasstire Visual Art Online,  September 16, 2010.

Aaron Parazette at Dunn and Brown (Dallas), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, August 11, 2010.

Marlene Dumas: Measuring Your Own Grave, at the Menil Collection (Houston), Glasstire Visual Art Online, May 12, 2009.

  Sterne and Steinberg: Critics Within at the Menil (Houston), Glasstire Visual Art Online, July 20, 2008.

NeoHooDoo: Art For a Forgotten Faith at the Menil (Houston), Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, July 18, 2008

 The Old, Weird America at CAMH, Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, May 29, 2008.

Lifting: Theft in Art at Fort Worth Contemporary Arts,  Glasstire Texas Visual Art Online, April 24, 2008.

Discretely Unified, Catalog Essay for Batch: New Works From the Intermedia Laboratory University of Houston, March 25, 2007.

Escalating the Critical Volume: Vanessa Beecroft’s Ponti Sister, Lawing Gallery, Houston, Spot, the Magazine for the Houston Center of Photography, Winter Edition, 2003.

Trippin’ With Slick, Jeremy Blake’s All Mod Cons @ Blaffer Gallery, Houston, Houston Press, March 7, 2002.

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