• Francis N. Roddy Exhibition

    Please stop in to see the 22nd Annual Francis N. Roddy Exhibition at Concord Art - 9/23-10/24 in Concord, MA. The exhibition was juried by
    Sam Adams of the Decordova Sculpture Park and Museum. I have a painting included in the show.

  • Dazzleship Review in Artscope

    A review of Dazzleship, an exhibit in which I have work at Umbrella Arts.

  • Thrilled to be part of the Francis N. Roddy Annual Exhibition and selected as "Curator's Choice."

    Juried by Lisa Crossman, Curator of American Art & Arts of the Americas, Mead Art Museum, Amherst College.

    Concord Art Association
    37 Lexington Road, Concord MA
    In-Person Exhibition Dates
    September 25—October 22, 2020
    11am – 4pm, Wednesday – Saturday

    Opening reception:
    Online September 25th, 7 - 8 PM

  • Great Eight Things to do this Weekend

    So nice for my exhibition to be listed in the Merrimack Valley Magazine as one the Great Eight Things to do this Weekend!

  • Press Release from Essex Art Center on Stilling Life

    Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery
    Stilling Life

    The Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery at Essex Art Center is pleased to present Stilling Life, painting by Laura Fischman.
    Laura Fischman sustains a daily painting practice. This is a radical gesture made in defiance of the "turbulent times" in which we live. This is how Laura Fischman describes her practice:
    Like meditation, exercise or even brushing my teeth, painting is a vital part of my routine…both a reprieve from the chaos of the world and a source of constant challenge and learning.
    Embracing imperfection, she is less interested in realism than she is in "capturing the essence, a feeling, a relationship, and the humanity in objects." This sometimes manifests in painted objects that appear to be out of focus, in the process of appearing or disappearing. These paintings are evocative, fugitive, bordering on the ephemeral. Others are more realistic, capturing plums or a jade plant cutting in deft paintings that are strikingly economical in their marks, yet rich with paint and color.
    Laura Fischman is a dedicated painter who embraces the failure inherent in investigation and exploration. Her prolific practice yields a body of work that "explores the vast possibilities that exist in painting."


    Please join me for my solo show:
    Stilling Life
    Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center, Lawrence, MA
    Sept. 6 - Dec. 12
    Opening reception Sept 6, 5-7PM


    Save the Date! August 10
    Benefit Auction
    Happy to participate in the Annual Auction Benefit at Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill.

  • Tiny Biennale

    Thrilled to have work in Temple University Rome's Tiny Biennale

  • Artrageous!33

    Pleased to have work juried into this benefit auction benefiting Montserrat College of Art. May 30, 2019. Artrageous!33

  • Object(ive), National Juried Exhibition

    Thrilled to participate in Object(ive) at the Brookline Arts Center, juried by Carly Glovinski.
    March 15-April 19, 2019
    Reception: Friday, March 22, 6:00-8:00pm

  • MJ1

    Honored to be selected to participate in MJ1 at the Concord Art Association, juried by Gerry Bergstein and Gail Boyajian.
    January 10—February 10, 2019
    Opening reception:
    January 10, 6-8pm

  • HallSpace Drawing Project

    Paper Chassis
    Exhibition Dates 9/8-10/13
    Opening Reception: Saturday, September 8, 3-6pm

  • Review of New England Collective in Artscope Magazine

  • New England Collective IX

    Looking forward to participating in New England Collective IX at Galatea Fine Art
    Exhibition dates: August 1-September 2, 2018.

  • Secret Gardens

    Looking forward to participating in Secret Gardens at Nave Gallery -- Garden Party Opening May 19 3-5PM
    Exhibition dates: May 4- June 17.

  • Honered to have my painting on the cover of This Next Tenderness by Ellen Steinbaum.

  • National Juried Exhibition: Red, White + Blue

    Brookline Art Center
    March 16-April 20, 2018
    Reception: March 23, 6-8 pm
    Juror: Camilo Alvarez
    Red, White & Blue

  • Style Carrot Blog

    A design blog write up that includes an image of my work.

  • Boston Area Art Sales

    SMFA Art Sale Nov 16-19 and Montserrat Art Sale Nov 17-19 -- I have work in the both. Stop in and check out the art by many talented artists.

  • Unveiled

    HallSpace Drawing Project 2017
    Looking forward to being a part of this exhibition
    September 2 – October 7
    Opening Reception
    Saturday, September 2

  • Handled

    Honored to be participating in this exhibition at Gallery 263, juried by Pat Falco.Exhibiton dates 9/7-10/7. Opening reception, 9/7, 7-9PM. Handled

  • Nasty Women Boston

    Looking forward to participating in this fundraiser/exhibition at Laconia Gallery (all artwork priced between $25 and $250, and 100% of proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to Color of Change and Planned Parenthood). Friday - Sunday, 9/1-10, 2017 - Opening reception: September 8, 6-9PM. Nasty Women Boston

  • The Woodfleet Project

    The Woodfleet Project 2.0 is a pop-up art event, exhibition, and experience designed for guests of every age. Inside, this one-day only exhibition will feature two set priced small works by working artists based locally and nationally. Artists will be provided cradled wood painting panels in two sizes to make work specifically for this exhibition. The pieces will be available for purchase at two pre-set prices, with all funds shared by participating artists and Wellfleet Preservation Hall. Sunday August 20, 2017. The event is from 5 - 8pm. Exhibition preview: 11am - 3pm.
    The Woodfleet Project

  • Act 1. Rally in the Valley

    Instar has joined together with Kristen Dodge from September Gallery to create ACT I. ACT I will be an anonymous exhibition with artists names revealed after works are purchased. Each work will be sold for $50 with all proceeds being donated to Upper Hudson Planned ParenthoodRally In The Valley will be July 21-23 in Hudson, NY.
    Act 1.Rally in the Valley

  • Thinking about Water: Artists Reflect

    Thrilled to be participating in this exhibition at the Waterworks Museum, curated by Lauren Kaufman.
    Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22.
    Thinking About Water

  • A Group Thing

    Thomas Young Gallery
    Opening Reception: Sunday, November 6th, 5–9PM
    A Group Thing

  • New England Collective VII

    Looking forward to participating in New England Collective VII at Galatea Fine Arts, Boston, juried by Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture of the City of Boston.
    Exhibition dates - August 3-28.
    Opening reception - August 5, 6-8 PM.

  • Lots of great art for sale!

    Public Days—Thursday, November 19, 2015 (10 am–8 pm)—opening celebration from 5–8 pm
    • Friday, November 20, 2015 (10 am–8 pm)
    • Saturday, November 21, 2015 (10 am–8 pm)
    • Sunday, November 22, 2015 (10 am–5 pm)

  • Paint Pulse Magazine, Issue 3

    So honored to be featured in Paint Pulse Magazine due out in October.

  • Cambridge Art Association's National Prize Show

    I have a painting included in this exhibition in Cambridge, MA, juried by Caitlin Doherty, Curator from the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. Exhibition dates: May 15-June 25, 2015.

  • National Weather Center Biennale

    Honored to be selected by juror Mel Chin for inclusion in this exhibition in Norman, OK which opens on April 19, 2015 (open through June 15).

  • with(in)between

    I am excited to be showing my work in a solo exhibition in the University of South Dakota Vermillion's Gallery 110, April 4-May 1, 2015

  • Blue - Linus Gallery

    Honored to have two paintings included in the upcoming "Blue Show" at Linus Gallery online.

  • Visiting Artist South Dakota

    I will be a visiting artist at both South Dakota State in Brookings and University of South Dakota, Vermillion in March.
    www.sdstate.edu/news/event-detail.cfm?c… Visiting Artist South Dakota State|

  • Works on Paper - National Juried Exhibition

    South Shore Art Center
    Juried by Al Miner, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, MFA, Boston
    October 24–December 21, 2014
    Opening Reception: October 24, 6–8 pm
    Works on Paper www.ssac.org/competitions.asp

  • New England Collective V

    Galatea Fine Art
    Opening Reception: August 1 6 - 8 PM
    Exhibition Dates: August 1 - 30, 2014
    Juror: Edmund Barry Gaither
    New England Collective V

  • Featured in the 365 Artists 365 Days Project by Frank Juarez Gallery (Sheboygan) and Greymatter Gallery (Milwaukee).

    Please check out my profile from July 19, 2014.
    365 Artsist 365 Days

  • "Winter" at Nave Gallery Annex

    July 17–August 16, 2014
    Opening reception: July 17, 2014, 6-8 p.m.
    Curators: Jenn Harrington and Susan Berstler
    The Nave Gallery Annex is open on Thursdays (6-8 p.m.); Fridays (6-8 p.m.); Saturdays (1-5 p.m.) and is located at 53 Chester Street, Somerville, MA

  • 2014 National Juried Exhibition at the Attleboro Arts Museum – See The Light

    June 25 - July 23, 2014
    Opening Reception June 25 7-9 PM
    Juror: Marjorie Kaye, Galatea Fine Art

  • Vermont Studio Center Residency

    Thrilled to be spending the month of May in Johnson Vermont with writers and artists from around the world.

  • New American Paintings, Issue #111, MFA Annual

    Check out my work in the most recent edition of New American Paintings!
    New American Paintings Issue 111

  • Proof of Puchase at Sampson Projects

    Art sale and fundraiser to benefit the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, April 3–5, 2014. Opening reception April 3, 7-9 pm.

  • Gratitude/Light

    Group Exhibition at the North River Gallery, Pembroke, MA
    Dec. 2013 - March 2014

  • SMFA Art Sale

    Thursday, November 21–Sunday, November 24, 2013
    The SMFA Annual Art Sale is rapidly approaching. Come check out my work - and the work of other faculty, students and alumni.
    Hours: 10 am–8 pm Thursday–Saturday; 10 am–5 pm Sunday
    Opening celebration: Thursday, November 21, 5–8 pm

  • Boston Young Contemporaries, 808 Gallery

    Jurors: Camilo Alvarez, Meghan Brady, Fabio Fernandez
    July 27 to August 24, 2013
    Opening Reception: 4-6 p.m., July 27, 2013
    Gallery Hours:
    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Sat,
    11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday
    808 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

  • Liminal Spaces

    Solo Show at McGladrey Art Gallery at Bentley University
    Opening reception May 22, 5-7pm, with artist talk at 5:30pm
    May 21- July 12
    For gallery hours, and more information on the Bentley University Library please visit:

  • Museum Council Summer Party: 10th Anniversary Gala Celebration

    Juried Auction
    June 8, 2013

  • SMFA Medal Award Silent Auction & Gala at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    May 20, 2013
    Juried Auction

  • Graduating Students & Award Recipients

    April 16-May 19, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston
    Opening reception: Tuesday April 16, 6-8PM

  • Neither here nor there.

    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University MFA Thesis Show
    Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave., Boston
    April 3-12, 2013, 12-6PM
    Opening and artist talk: April 6, 5-8PM
    (parking available at Landmark Center)

  • Delicious Torment

    Juried Group Show
    Nave Gallery, Somerville, MA
    February 9-24, 2013
    Opening Reception: Thursday, February 7, 6-8PM

  • META, Gallery 263, December 13, 2012 - Janurary 5, 2013

    Juried by Camilo Alvarez of Sampson Projects
    Opening Reception December 20, 2012 6-9PM
    263 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA

  • Juried Holiday Art Show & Sale

    Gallery Benoit, Boston, MA
    November 30, 2012 - January 14, 2013 -- Artist Talk Dec. 7, 6PM
    Friday, November 30, 2012, 5-8pm: Private Preview Reception
    Friday, December 7, 2012, 5-8pm: First Friday Holiday Reception

  • Museum School Art Sale

    November 29 - December 2, 2012

  • WIT

    Included in group show at Mission Hill Gallery. Juried by Randi Hopkins. November 2012.

  • BOIT AWARD COMPETITION, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

    Received this prestigious award from jurors, Howard Yezerski, director and owner of the Howard Yezerski Gallery, and Michio Ihara, Sculptor.

  • (im)permeable

    Solo Show
    Elizabeth A. Beland Gallery, Essex Art Center
    Lawrence, MA
    October 26-November 30
    Gallery hours: M-F 10-6
    Call for additional evening hours
    Opening Reception October 26, 5-7 PM

    From the press release:
    "Laura Fischman’s paintings comprising (im)permeable operate somewhere between landscape and the figure. Fischman approaches “skin as the source material for abstraction,” and hopes to “… portray skin as space, place and topography, using it as metaphor for our own humanity and the beauty in our imperfections.” (Artist’s statement)

    Covering and protecting everything inside our body, our skin also operates as a barrier to keep things outside of our body, allowing us to have the sense of touch. The largest organ in the human body, skin heals itself by forming scar tissue. “It shows the marks of a life lived – both from the inside out, and the outside in…(providing) a very thin border between the internal and external worlds.” (Artist’s statement)

    Fischman’s investigation of skin is as much a psychological one as a physical and metaphorical one, as evidenced through the works’ titles: Morphology, Attack from Within, So Close to the Surface, Cria cuervos y te sacan los ojos (Spanish proverb, loosely translated to: “Raise crows and they peck out your eyes")."

  • Summer Camp Group Show, Mission Hill Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA

    September 9 - October 8, 2012

  • Boston Young Contemporaries

    Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 6-8 PM
    Boston University, 808 Commonwealth Gallery. Boston, MA 02215
    Show runs: June 15- August 17th
    Jurors: Gwen Strahle, Steve Locke, Steven Zevitas

  • SMFA Medal Award Gala & Silent Auction

    May 22, 2012
    Juried Auction
    MFA Boston

  • Proof of Purchase

    Sampson Projects
    May 3, 4, 5, 2012

  • Students Curate Students - Topographies of Space: Between Somewhere and Nowhere

    March 1 - August 26, 2012
    Artists Talks: May 2, 2012 6-7PM
    Courtyard Gallery, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA

  • Juried Annual Drawing Show

    February/March 2012
    SMFA, Boston, MA


    March 2 & 3
    6-9 PM
    160 St. Alphonsus Street, 2nd Floor
    Roxbury Crossing, MA

  • Annual Painting Show

    February 2012
    Juried Group Show

  • "Profiles of the [dis]connected", Huret & Spector Gallery

    Opening Reception, Friday, December 9, from 5-7 pm,
    Huret & Spector Gallery
    6th floor of the Tufte Building, 10 Boylston Place, Boston
    Exhibition dates: Dec. 9 -16, 2011 & Jan. 18 - Feb. 17, 2012
    Students Learn the Art of Curating (link to article)

  • Museum School Art School

    December 8–11, 2011
    10 am–8 pm daily
    Opening reception: December 8, 5–8 pm

  • Transpatterncey

    Group Show, Curated by Amy Flaherty, Mission Hill Gallery
    Boston, MA
    October 11 -23, 2011

  • Chain Letter Group Show

    Sampson Projects, Boston, MA
    July 16, 2011
    Chain Letter is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration.

  • The Artist's Voice, Violence Transformed, Resnikoff Gallery, Roxbury, MA

    Group Show
    May 1 - 31, 2011
    Opening Reception: May 15, 1-5 PM

  • Student Annual Exhibition, SMFA

    Grossman Gallery & Anderson Auditorium
    On view February 10 through March 3
    Opening reception February 10, 5-7PM

  • Museum School Sale

    Nov. 17 -21, 2010

  • Northeast Prize Show, Kathryn Schultz Gallery, Cambridge Art Association

    Group Exhibition, juried by Cheryl Brutvan
    Curator of Contemporary Art, Norton Museum of Art

    May 14 - June 23, 2010
    Reception: Thursday, May 20, 6-8pm
    25 Lowell St. Cambridge MA 02138

  • SMFA Student Annual Exhibition

    Grossman Gallery & Anderson Auditorium
    On view February 11–March 3

    The "Student Annual Exhibition" presents the largest
    annual overview of current work by students of the
    School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. It is based
    on a competitive selection of works chosen from
    approximately 200 entries by a jury of arts professionals
    unaffiliated with the Museum School.