Laura Collins

Painting and Drawing

I am a visual artist based in Chicago working toward a Master of Fine Art in Painting + Drawing at the Art Institute of Chicago. I have earned a Master of Arts in New Media and a Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies from DePaul University. Previously, I earned a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois.

I work in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and collage. I am interested in the mass circulation of both printed and digital imagery. My work opens a discourse on vulnerability, perceived confidence, and the objectification of women. I strive to humanize celebrities and create empathy through the exploitation of their candid faltering. My practice is an invitation to consider the absurdity of pageantry, a celebration of societal idolatry, and a beacon for popular culture fanatics. // @lauracollinsart   


Disclaimer: All work represents the views of the INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS & AUTHORS who created them, and are not those of the school or museum of the Art Institute.