Laura L Minor
   

Biography

I earned my Associates degree in Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology. After studying fashion photography I worked at small newspaper shooting fires and editing the most wanted photos.  A year later I returned to school and received a Bachelors in Art Education from Buffalo State College.

For two years I taught art to students with special needs at the Aspire Center for Learning in Cheektowaga, NY. This was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of my life. Though my drive as a maker steered me towards pursuing my Masters of Fine Arts degree at the Visual Studies Workshop in association with the College at Brockport.

During my tenure at VSW my work has focused on the effects of sprawl in the Western New York area. My photographic series Now Leasing looks at vacant retail spaces, and in Idle Land I turned my lens towards the long-closed parking lots of former industry giants such as Kodak and Bell Aerospace. In other work I explored Brownfields and urban decay. Recently I finished my degree after presenting my thesis Visualizing Vacancy in Buffalo, NY.

I currently teach art for Buffalo Public Schools and I continue to explore land use issues (among others) in my work.

     

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Education:
2013 M.F.A., Visual Studies, Visual Studies Workshop in association with The College at Brockport, State University of New York

2008 B.S., Art Education, State University College at Buffalo

2003 A.A.S., Photography, Fashion Institute of Technology

Teaching Experience:
2012-present Art Teacher, Buffalo Public Schools
2011-2012 Adjunct instructor, The College at Brockport
2008-2010 Art Teacher, Aspire Center for Learning

Lectures:
2013: Graduate Level Masters Research Conference, Visualizing Vacancy
2012: Graduate Level Masters Research Conference, The Archive
2010: NYSATA Convention, Art for Students with Special Needs
2010: Guest Lecturer at Daemen College, Art for Students with Special Needs

Select Exhibitions:

2013
Myth of the White Dress, CHB Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
City of Night, Silo City, Buffalo, NY.

2012
Visualizing Vacancy, Siskind Gallery, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.
Creative Conversation, Presented by ELAB, Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo NY.
City of Night, Silo City, Buffalo, NY.

2011
Idle Land, Visual Studies Workshop, Print Loft Gallery, Rochester, NY.
Recto/Verso, WNY Book Arts Collaborative, Buffalo, NY.
Visual Data, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY.

2010
Graffiti on the Great Wall, Sugar City, Buffalo, NY.
The Memory Remains, The Vault Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
National Women’s Exhibition, Impact Artist Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

2009
Scars: The Physical Manifestation of Memory, Hardware Cafe, Buffalo, NY.
I to I, 464 Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
The Camera I, Artsphere Gallery, Buffalo, NY.
National Women’s Exhibition, Impact Artist Gallery, Buffalo, NY.

     
     
   

 

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