A native of New York’s Hudson River Valley, Laura Moriarty

makes process-driven works with pigmented beeswax

whose forms, colors, textures and patterns result from

processes similar to those that shape and reshape the



2022 Stream, a public art project of the Art & Culture Program at Albany International Airport

2022 Floating, the Department of Regional Art Workers (D.R.A.W.), Kingston, NY

2021 Resurfacing, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

2020 Remembering the Future, Sager/Braudis Gallery, Columbia, Missouri

2017 Pay Dirt, University Art Gallery, University of Wisconsin at La Crosse

Down into the deep, The Aidron Duckworth Art Museum, Meriden, New Hampshire

2016 Laura Moriarty, Governor’s Island Art Fair, New York, New York

2015 Translating Earth/Transforming Sea, The Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, curated by Andrea Packard

2014 Scratched Record, Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York

 2014 Intimate Monuments, O.K. Harris Works of Art, New York, New York

2012 Landslides, James W. Palmer Gallery, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York


2023 Kaleidocombs: The Subconscious Playground, UAlbany Curating Contemporary Art Course Exhibition, Collar Works Gallery, Troy, New York

 2023 Entanglements, Arts Mid-Hudson Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY

2022 Mohawk Hudson Regional Invitational, Albany Center Galleries, Albany, New York

2021 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Regional Exhibition, Opalka Gallery, Russell Sage College

2020 The Earth Beneath their Feet, Pamela Salsbury Gallery, Hudson, New York

 2020 Interpreting the Natural: Chinese Scholars’ Rocks, The Korean Cultural Center, New York, New York, curated by Donna Dodson

2018 SPECTRUM, The Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, New York, Co-curated by Kiki Smith and Kate Menconeri (catalog)

2017 Debtfair (participating artist), a project of Occupy Museums, Whitney Biennial 2017, 

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

 2017 Still Eden, Collar Works, Troy, New York, curated by Elizabeth Dubbin

2016 A Strategraphic Fiction, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania


2016 Geomagic: Art, Science and the Zuhl Collection, University Art Gallery, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

2015 Empire of Dirt, Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey,  Curated by Anonda Bell

2014 Shifting Ecologies. The Painting Center, New York, New York

2013 Second Nature, Albany International Airport, Colonie, New York

2012 Dear Mother Nature: Hudson Valley Artists 2012, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, New York, curated by Linda Weintraub

2010 Field Notes: Revisions. Ruffin Gallery, University of Virginia at Charlottesville

2009 Field Notes: States of Mind. Jyväskylä Art Museum, Jyväskylä, Finland.

2008 Hyper-Nature. Spaces, Cleveland, OH


2023 Residency, the Cill Rialaig Project, Ballinskelligs, Co. Kerry, Ireland

2022 Individual Artist Commission, Arts Mid-Hudson

2021 Rabbit Island Residency, Lake Superior, Michigan

2016 Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Individual Support Grant

2016 Baer Art Center Artist in Residence, Hofsos, Iceland

2013 Platte Clove Artist in Residence, Catskill Center for Conservation, Arkville, NY

2009 MARK 09 Award, New York Foundation for the Arts

2007 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

2005 Radius Award, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Ridgefield Guild of Artists

2004 Frans Masereel Center Artist in Residence, Kasterlee, Belgium

1997 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1996 Ucross Foundation Residency, Clearmont, WY


Mattera, Joanne; 'Italianita: Contemporary Art Inspired by the Italian Immigrant Experience', Well-Fed Artist Press, 2023

‘Beeswax Artwork with Laura Moriarty’ AHA! A House for Arts, WMHT Public Television, Season 8 Episode 3, Aired 7/22/22

Kate Sierzputowski; ‘Geode-Like Sculptures Formed From Colorful Layers of Molten Beeswax’, colossal.com, January 10, 2017

Edith Newhall; ‘Anthropocene Art’, The Inquirer Daily News, Philadelphia, PA, January 7, 2017

Naomi Orwin; ‘The Anthropocene becomes art: Digging the future out of the present’, Broad Street Review, August 22, 2016

Anne Martens; ‘Space Invasion: Painting’s Sculptural Presence’. Artillery Magazine, March/April 2015

Arthur Whitman; ‘Earth, Skin and Desire’. The Ithaca Times, September 18, 2014

Andrea Packard,; ‘The Translator’s Dilemma: Sculpting Landscape in the Anthropocene’. Catalog essay for the exhibition, Translating Earth, Transforming Sea at the Joy Pratt Markham Gallery, Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas, May 1 - June 21, 2014

Kristin Bauer; ‘Lynda Benglis and 6 Contemporary Artists Sculpt with Paint.’ Beautiful Decay Mag- azine, 11/23/13

Tammy La Gorce; ‘Skin and Earth, Suddenly Unrecognizable: Terra Incognita on exhibition at the College of New Rochelle’, The New York Times, 3/1/13

Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse; Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life. Published by Punctum Books, December, 2012 


Coutts Bank, London

Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

The Art Bank, a program of the US Department of State

The Baer Art Collection, Reykjavik, Iceland

The Philip & Muriel Berman Art Museum, Collegeville, PA

The New York Public Library, New York, NY

Jyväskylä Art Museum Holvi, Finland

The School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

The Royal Museum of Art, Antwerp, Belgium

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY

The Flemish Ministry of Culture, Kasterlee, Belgium

The Progressive Art Collection, Cleveland, OH