About


Born 1981, Memphis, TN
Laura Wilson is a painter and designer working in oil, watercolor, and digital media. She works from her loft studio at home in rural TN, while homeschooling 3 children.

Education
2017, Iconography Workshop, Mother Olympia, Holy Dormition Monastery, Rives Junction, MI
2006, Iconography Workshop, Kh. Susan Cushman, St. John Orthodox Church, Memphis, TN
2004, Graduate Assistantship and studies at University of Memphis
2003, BA in Art, Freed-Hardeman University, minor in NT Greek, with honors

Publications
2016-17, recurring comic Draw Near, New Martyr Magazine
2016, Fool Daily, webcomic
2013, Flip Dolls and Other Toys that Zip, Stack, Hide, Grab and Go, Lark Crafts, author/illustrator
2012, Kids Crafternoon Sewing, Hardie Grant, contributor

Work Experience
2011-present, freelance graphic design and commissioned art (including print media, web design, and fine art)
2007-present, mother
2005-2006, Adjunct Professor of Art, Freed-Hardeman University, (2D Design, Ancient Art, Painting I)
2004, Graduate Assistantship, University of Memphis
2001-2003, Assistant to the Art Program Director, Kenny Jones
2003, Artist Assistant, Andy Holtin
2000, Theatre Technician and Design Team, Lees McRae Summer Theatre

Exhibitions
2017, JVAA Spring Show, Jackson City Hall
2016, JVAA Fall Show, The Ned McWherter Center for the Arts
2016, JVAA Landscape paintings, Union University
2015, West Tennessee State Fair
2009, Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Juror Andee Rudloff
2004, Lost Aura Exhibit, University of Memphis
2003, Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Juror Terry Thacker
2003, Relics, FHU Art Gallery 
2002, Renaissance Regional Art Exhibit, Jurors Sergei Shillabeer and Susan Knowles
2001- 2003, Artists of the 21st Century, UT Martin
2001- 2003, Regional Student Invitational, The Ned McWherter Center for the Arts
2003, Fabric Paintings, FHU Art Gallery

Awards and Affiliations
2016, Jackson Visual Arts Association
2015, West Tennessee State Fair (1st place, oils-professional; 3rd place watercolor-professional)
2003, 2002, 2001, Art Assistantship
2003, Fine Art Outstanding Senior Award
2003, Graduate of the Honors College
2003, 2002, 2001, Distinguished Exhibitor of Art Award,
2003, Who’s Who Among America’s Colleges and Universities