LAURA MACKIN
Resumé
Solo Exhibitions
(Upcoming) Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR, 2011
Driving, 1946—2006. Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 2009
Wedding Heads. Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
Davis Projection, Harper College, Palatine, IL, 2009
Some Screens, Old Gold Exhibitions and Events, Chicago, IL, 2008
Davis, Giftshop Project Space, gescheidle, Chicago, IL, 2007
April of '92 and Other Months, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL, 2006
Videotape and Mirrors, Three Seasons Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2006

Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs
Fog. Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR., 2010
Art Club. Half Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
Artists Run Chicago. Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL., 2009
Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer? Curated by Anthony Elms and Philip von Zweck. Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008
NEXT Fair, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2008
Spun from the Web, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, 2006
Nova Young Art Fair, VIDEO+FILM, Chicago, IL, 2006
Experiment 400/5, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL, 2005
Instillation Collective, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE, 2005
Representations, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL, 2005
SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, 2005
Nova Young Art Fair, Bucket Rider, Chicago, IL, 2005
Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL, 2004
Winner's Circle, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD, 2004
The Stray Show, curated by Scott Reeder, Chicago, IL, 2004
Annual Juried Show, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2004
MICA Commencement Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, 2003
MICA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, 2002
Poster Invitational, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2002
Nowhere Nothing, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2001
3x3, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2001
MICA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, MD, 2001

Press
Grabner, Michelle. “Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer?” Artforum.com. 21 Oct 2008.
Eler, Alicia. "Closing Time." Time Out Chicago 26 Jun. 2008: 59.
Image from "Some Screens." Chicago Reader 17 April 2008: 93.
Stabler, Bert. "Laura Mackin." Time Out Chicago 27 Dec. 2007: 72.
Foumberg, Jason. "Eye Exam: West Side Dispatch." Newcity Chicago 18 Dec. 2007.
Sondak, Justin. "Deck the Halls with Local Art." Centerstage Chicago. 7 Dec. 2007.
McKinnon, John. "Carl Baratta and Laura Mackin." Time Out Chicago 22 June 2006: 89.
Camper, Fred. "A Real Looker." Chicago Reader 9 June 2006, sec. 2: 22.
Hoffman, Ezara. "Carl Baratta and Laura Mackin." Flavorpill Chicago. 30 May 2006.
Weinstein, Michael. "Laura Mackin." Newcity Chicago 23 May 2006.

Curatorial Projects
Director of Giftshop Project Space, Chicago, IL, 2008
Co-Director of the H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD, 2001-2003
-- Collaborative curatorial effort; presented solo and group artistic exhibitions, musical performances, and a lecture program in a dedicated storefront gallery

Awards & Lectures
Visiting Artist, MCA Teacher's Institute, Chicago, IL, 2010
Visiting Artist, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 2009
Visiting Artist, Harper College, IL, 2009
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Arts Grant, Chicago, IL, 2009
Panelist, Spun from the Web, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2006