1970 Born in Euclid (OH), USA
1992 Rhode Island School of Design, Providence (RI), USA
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan (ME), USA
1994 California Institute of Arts, Valencia (CA), USA
  Lives and works in Los Angeles

Solo Exhibitions

2017 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY)
2016 Sadie Coles HQ, London
Ten Paintings, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco (CA), USA
2015 Soccer Club Club, Chicago (IL), USA
Zona Maco, Mexico City
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Secession, Vienna
2013 12 Paintings by Laura Owens and Ooga Booga #2, 356 S. Mission Rd., Los Angeles, 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles (CA)
2012 The Finley, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Pavement Karaoke / Alphabet, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Clocks and Clock Paintings, Karma, New York (NY)
Art Unlimited, Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2011 Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Crown Point Press, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Galerie Gisela Capitan, Cologne, Germany
2009 Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (NY)
2008 Sadie Coles HQ, London
Gavin Brown’s enterprise (620A), New York (NY)
Works on Paper, ACME, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Shanghai Embassy, Shanghai, China
2007 American Academy studio exhibition, Berlin
Laura Owens: Paintings & Studies, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, Netherlands
Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenossische Kunst Munster
2006 Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Camden Arts Centre, London
Sadie Coles HQ, London
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (cat.)
2005 Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
2004 The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia (PA), USA
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Crown Point Press, San Fransciso (CA), USA
MOCA, North Miami, (FL), USA
2003 Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
(CO), USA; Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee (WI), USA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami (FL), USA (cat.)
The General Store, Milwaukee (WI), USA
2001 Isabella Gardner Museum, Boston (MA), USA (cat.)
ACME (with Martin Kersels), Los Angeles (CA), USA
2000 Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Inverleith House, Royal Botanical Garden, Edinburgh
1999 Sadie Coles HQ, London
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Statements (Basel Art Fair), Gavin Brown’s enterprise, Basel, Switzerland
1999 China Art Objects (with Scott Reeder), Los Angeles (CA), USA Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Acme, Los Angeles (CA), USA
LARC, Loyola University, Chicago (IL), USA
Studio Guenzani (with Sharon Lockhart), Milan, Italy
Sadie Coles HQ, London
1998 China Art Objects (with Scott Reeder), Los Angeles (CA), USA Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
Acme, Los Angeles (CA), USA
LARC, Loyola University, Chicago (IL), USA
Studio Guenzani (with Sharon Lockhart), Milan, Italy
Patrick Painter, Santa Monica (CA), USA (with Jorge Pardo)
Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago (IL), USA
1997 Sadie Coles HQ, London
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
1996 Studio 246 (with Lisa Anne Auerbach), Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin
1995 Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica (CA), USA

Group Exhibitions

2017 made on the table, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Infected Foot, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Social Surfaces, Artist’s Space, New York (NY)
A Spaghetti Dress for World Peace, Park View, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM), Los Angeles (CA), USA
Depuis le temps, Galerie Mezzanin, Geneva Infected Foot, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California, Craft & Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, (CA), USA
Vanishing Points, James Cohan Gallery, New York (NY)
Zeitgeist, Musée d’art Modern et Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
Tomorrow Will Still Be Ours, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York (NY)
The Florine Stettheimer Collapsed Time Salon, Presented by Jeffrey Deitch at The Armory Fair, New York (NY)
.COM/.CN, presented by K11 Art Foundation and MoMA PS1, K11 Art Foundation Pop-up Space, Hong Kong
2016 La collection Thea Westreich Wagner et Ethan Wagner, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Administrate, Artspeak, Vancouver, Canada (curated by Anthony Huberman)
L'Almanach 16, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Fine Young Cannibals, Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (NY)
Apeirophobia/Aporia, Human Resources, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, The Artist’s Institute, New York (NY)
Los Angeles - A Fiction, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, Norway
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas, Austin (TX), USA
2015

Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY)
Painting 2.0: Expression in the Information Age, Museum Brandhorst, Munich, Germany
Doodles, The Vanity Bakersfield, Bakersfield (CA), USA
best students, best teachers, best school: Michel Majerus, Albert Oehlen & Laura Owens, Michel Majerus Estate, Berlin
Far Bazaar, Old Federal Reserve, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Printed Matters, Gesso Artspace, Vienna
Works on Paper, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Can't Reach Me There, Midway Contemporary Art, Minneapolis (MN), USA (curated by Sarah Lehrer-Graiwer)
Marks Made: Prints by American Women Artists from the 1960s to the Present, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (FL), USA
The World is Made of Stories, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
NO MAN’S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection/Contemporary Arts Foundation, Miami (FL), USA
Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim, Guggenheim Museum, New York (NY)
Pretty Raw: After and Around Helen Frankenthaler, The Rose Art Museum, Waltham (MA), USA
Painting after Technology: Making Traces, collection displays, Tate Modern, London
Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism
, Galerie Max Hetzler, Berlin
Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s, Montclair Art Museum, Montclair (NJ); Telfair Museums, Savannah (GA); University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor (MI), USA
Call and Response, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York (NY)
2014 Variations: Conversations in and Around Abstract Painting, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Painter's Painters: Gifts from Alex Katz, High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), USA
Capture the Rapture, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Nature Study, Crown Point Press, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Persian Rose Chartreuse Muse Vancouver Grey, Equinox Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
The good, the bad and the ugly, Gesso Artspace, Vienna
Another Cats Show, 356 S. Mission Rd, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Cornucopia, Parkett Exhibition Space, Zurich
The Machine Project Field Guide to the Gamble House, Gamble House, Pasadena (CA), USA Wake Up Early, Fear Death, Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna (curated by Philipp Kaiser)
Death Ship: A Tribute to H.C. Westermann, The Pit, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, New York (NY)
Loveless, Greene Naftali, New York (NY)
2014 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY)
Joyride, Marlborough Broome Street, New York (NY)
2013 Working Proofs: A Revelation, Crown Point Press, San Francisco (CA), USA
Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Selections from the Venice Beach Biennial, Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Abstract - Nature: Selected Parkett Artists' Editions, 1984-2013, Parkett Space, Zurich, Switzerland
Made in Space, Venus Over Manhattan/Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York (NY) (curated by Peter Harkawick and Laura Owens)
The Cat Show, White Columns, New York (NY)
Painting Between the Lines, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown (MA), USA
Wir Drei, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange (CA), USA
Small Gems, Crown Point Press, San Francisco (CA), USA
2012 The Holodeck, PØST, Los Angeles (CA), USA
PRINT IMPRINT, Actual Size Los Angeles and Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Nudes Painting Show, 3704 North Figueroa, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Spectacular of Vernacular, Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill (NC), USA
Looking Back for the Future, Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
Things, Words and Consequences, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Curatorial Exchange, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine (CA), USA
Pittura (1995-2009), Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Pure Perception, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
2011 The Cactus Painting Show, 3704 North Figueroa, Los Angeles (CA), USA
From Where You Just Arrived, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles (CA), USA
PURE PERCEPTION: Kristin Baker, Laura Owens, Mai-Thu Perret, Amanda RossHo, Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Painting Between the Lines, CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco (CA), USA
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York (NY)
The Artist’s Museum, MOCA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Boy Who Robbed You A Few Minutes Before Arriving At The Ball, Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Melon of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
The Spectacular of Vernacular, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MO), USA
2010 Happy Holidays! Drawings!, Alex Zachary, New York (NY)
MOCA’S First Thirty Years, MOCA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Painting and sculpture, lehmann Maupin, New York (NY)
Ordinary Madness, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg (PA), USA
Hecate’s Lab, senious & Shopmaker Gallery, New York (NY)
At Home/Not at Home, Hessel Museum of Art, New York (NY)
2009 15 Year Gallery Artist Group Exhibition, ACME, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Art Tells the times, Works by Women Artists, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo
Continuous Present, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (CT), USA curated by Jennifer Gross
Slow Paintings, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
Continuous Present, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (CT), USA
The Still Life Show, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Broodowork : Creative Practive and Family Life, Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Hello, Mrs. MacGruder, Benson Keyes Arts, Southampton (NY), USA curated by Michele Maccarone
2008 Biënnale van de Schilderkunst, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium
Blasted Allegories, Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
Pretty Ugly, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise and Maccarone, New York (NY)
Painting Now and Forever Part II, Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks, New York (NY)
Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art, Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Tapestry, Karin Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Collection, Miami (FL), USA
Collecting Collections: Highlights from the permanent collection, MoCA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
2007 Poets on Painters, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita (KS), USA (cat.)
Legends Altered: Maps as Method and Medium, Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture from the Francois Pinault Collection, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London
Gallery Artists Summer Show, Sadie Coles HQ, London
Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative (curated by Jens Hoffman), Thomas Dane Gallery, London
Visuell/Affinities: New Acquisitions Sammlung Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Contemporary Painters and Their Infulences, Contmpoary Art Canter of Virginia, Virginia Beach (VA), USA
2006 The Garden Party, Deitch Projects, New York (NY)
All the Best: The Deutsche Bank Collection and Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
The Art of Etching at Crown Point Press, Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica (CA), USA
Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection, Rubell Family Collection, Miami (FL), USA
Art For Our Sake!, Hessel Museum of Art & Center for Curatorial Studies Galleries at Bard College, Annadale-on-Hudson (NY), USA
The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection, MCA, Chicago (IL), USA
Hotel California, Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale (CA), USA
Essential Painting, The National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan
Blind Date: Recent Acquisitions of the Deutsche Bank Collection, Galerie Kunstforum Altes Haus, Seligenstadt, Germany
2005 Extreme Abstraction, Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo (NY) (cat.)
Desired Constellations, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York (NY)
After Cezanne, MOCA, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Goetz Meets Falckenberg, Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg, Germany
Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Recent acquisitions, MOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Early show, White columns, New York (NY), USA
Drawn to Cleveland, MOCA; Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland (OH), USA
Plip, Plip, Plippity, Richard telles Fine Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Old News, LACE; Los Angeles Contemporary Exibitions, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Think Blue, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Huts, the Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
25 Deutsche Bank Collection, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin
Post Modern, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
2004 The Undiscovered Country, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Four Color Pen Show, Locust Projects, Miami (FL), USA
POST MoDERN, The Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
2004 Whitney Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY)
Huts, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
Never Never Landscape (curated by Kirsty Bell), Alte Gerhardsen, Berlin
Contemporary Painting (curated by Alex Katz), Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville (ME), USA (cat.)
Cavepainting, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica (CA), USA
Malerei, Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne, Germany
Drunk vs. Stone (curated by the General Store), Passerby, New York (NY)
Painting’s EDGE (Visiting artist for summer program), Idyllwild Arts, Idyllwild (CA), USA
2003 Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York (NY)
Painting Pictures: Painting and Media in the Digital Age, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany (cat.)
2002 Drawing Now: Eight Propositions, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY)
Cave Paintings (with Peter Doig and Chris Ofili), Santa Monica Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Painting on the Move, Kunstmuseum Basel; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Basel; Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Urgent Painting, Musee d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris
The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
2001 Paintings, 5117 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Public Offerings, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Lens and Paper – the Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands; Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany; Museum Haus am Waldsee, Berlin
The Mystery of Painting, Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany
Accumulations, School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Kent (OH), USA
Some Options in Abstraction, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge (MA), USA
Objective Color, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (CT), USA
Cal’s Art: Sampling Californian Painting, University of North Texas at Denton, Denton (TX), USA
Bastard (Son of Hot Sauce), The Law Office, Chicago (IL), USA
Painting on the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN), USA
Locating Drawing, Lawing Gallery, Houston (TX), USA
2000 Drawing 2000, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY) (cat.)
On Canvas: Contemporary Painting from the Collection (curated by J. Fiona Ragheb), Guggenheim, New York (NY)
American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York (NY)
The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California (curated by N. Gamblin), Californian Center for the Arts, Encondido (CA), USA
Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, MOCA Chicago (IL), USA; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro (NC), USA
Works on Paper from Los Angeles, Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
1999 Drawn to Nature, George’s, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Facts & Fictions II: Los Angeles (curated by Sergio Bertaccini), ARCO, Turin, Italy
Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA (cat.)
Standing Still and Walking in Los Angeles, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
New Work: Painting Today, SFMOMA, San Francisco (CA), USA
Examining Pictures, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; MCA Chicago (IL), USA (cat.)
Works on paper (and some other things), ACME, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Nach-Bild, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham (NC), USA
Hot Spots (curated by Elizabeth Brown), Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North California at Greensboro (NC), USA
Local Colour (curated by Virginia Rutledge), University of La Verne, La Verne (CA), USA
1998 Hello Out There, ACME, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Colour fields (curated by David Pagel), Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Young Americans 2, Saatchi Gallery, London
I’m Still in Love with You (curated by Stephen Hull) Women’s 20th Century Club, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Visions (curated by Claudio Guenzani) XXIX Rencontres International de la Photographie, Arles, France
Exterminating Angel, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
Paintings Interested in the Ideas of Architecture and Design, Post, Los Angeles (CA), USA
1997 The Prophecy of Pop, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans (LA)
Project Painting, Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York (NY)
Palace, Beret International Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
Hot Coffee, Artists Space, New York (NY)
Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica (CA), USA
Vertical Painting Show, P.S.1, New York (NY)
Palace, Beret International Gallery, Chicago (IL), USA
The Eagle Rock Show, Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Hot Coffee, Artists Space, New York (NY)
1996 Wunderbar, Kunstverien, Hamburg, Germany
Screen (curated by Joshua Decter), Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York (NY)
Studio 246, Mark Foxx Gallery Los Angeles (CA), USA
The Speed of Painting, Pat Hearn, New York (NY)
1995 Painting Invitational, Regen Projects, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Tell Everyone, Greene Naftali Gallery, New York (NY)
Smells Like Vinyl (curated by Thaddeus Strode and Sarah Seager), Roger Merians Gallery, New York (NY)
1994 From LA with Love, Galerie Praz-delavallade, Paris
Gorgeous Politics (curated by Dave Hickey), Las Vegas (NV), USA
L.A.C.E. Annuale (curated by Dave Hickey), Los Angeles Contemporary Art exhibitions, Los Angeles (CA), USA; Temporary Contemporary Gallery, Las Vegas (NV), USA
Thanks Again, Food House, Santa Monica (CA), USA
Playfield (curated by Randy Sommer), Rio Hondo College, Rio Hondo (CA), USA
Hot Crop (curated by J Willette), Claremont College, Claremont (CA), USA

Curatorial Projects

2013 Made in Space, curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik, Night Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA
1997 The Eagle Rock Show, curated by Laura Owens, Eagle Rock Community Center, Los
Angeles (CA), USA

Awards

1999 Baloise Art Prize at Art Statements, Art 30 Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Public Collections

  Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Saatchi Collection, London
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (PA), USA
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (NY)
Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York (NY)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (NY)
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco (CA), USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (CA), USA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), USA
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland