Laura Kimpton Artist Curriculum Vitae

Awards, Grants & Civic Art Installations

  • Six-time grant recipient for the annual Burning Man event
  • Best of Show winner at the Rene DeRosa Preserve
  • Best of Show winner at the Luther Burbank Center
  • Monumental Word sculptures purchased and installed by the cities of West Palm Beach, Florida, Arlington, Texas and Reno, Nevada, and at the Paradise Winery in Napa, CA
  • Second place winner at SFWeekly Photo Contest
  • 35 Gallery Shows across the United States Seven sculptures and over ten two dimensional pieces purchased by the Pritzker Collection

Education
Bachelor of Arts in Art Education University of Iowa 1986
Bachelor of Fine Arts focused on Photography San Francisco Art Institute 1989
Masters of Arts in Psychology University of San Francisco 1994

Selected Exhibitions

2021
“Mosaic MAGIC”, FiLo Festival
“Mosaic MAGIC”, Acrostic Underground

2020
“Kimpton Forest”, Art With Me, Tulum, Mexico
“LOVE”, Renown Hospital, Reno, NV

2019
“LOVE”, Burning Man Installation, Black Rock City, NV

2018
“XO” and “HaHa” Installations, San Jose, CA
“XO”, Burning Man Exhibition at the Renwick Gallery (Smithsonian), Washington, DC

2017
“XOXO”, Burning Man Installation, Black Rock City, NV
“If WORDS could SPEAK”, Solo show at PHG Contemporary Gallery, New York, NY

2016
“BE ART”, Commissioned by the City of West Palm Beach, FL
“MAGIC”, Commissioned for display at Burning Man and permanently installed in Miami, FL
“LOVE”, Commissioned by the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, NV
“@EARTH #HOME”, Burning Man Installation, Black Rock City, NV
“LOVE”, Commission for BottleRock Music Festival, Napa, CA
“Rainbow LOVE”, Commissioned by the Grand Hyatt, Union Square, San Francisco, CA
“Word”, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Arts, Peekskill, NY
“LOVE”, Omar’s, New York, NY

2015
“Myths Words and Fire”, Art Basel, SLS Hotel Activation, Miami Beach, FL “Buck
$hot to the $oul”, Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Mill Valley, CA “BELIEVE”,
Purchased by City of Reno, Permanent Installation, Reno, NV “DREAM”,
Commission for “Dream Park”, Permanent Installation, Arlington, TX “LOVE”,
BottleRock Music Festival, Site Installation, Napa, CA

2014
“LOVE”, Sonoma County Fair, Site Installation, Sonoma, CA
“Pyramid of Flaming LOVE”, Burning Man Honorarium, Installation, Black Rock City

2013
“BELIEVE”, Burning Man Honorarium, Site Installation, Black Rock City, NV

2012
ArtPadSF Exhibition, Featured Artist, San Francisco, CA
“EGO”, Burning Man Honorarium, Site Installation, Black Rock City, NV
“Forward”, Hammerfriar Gallery, Healdsburg, CA

2011
“Flying Solo”, McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“LOVE”, Burning Man Honorarium, Site Installation, Black Rock City, NV

2010
“OINK”, Burning Man Honorarium, Site Installation, Black Rock City, NV
“His & Her: Line in the Middle”, Project One Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2009
“Rauschenberg Tribute”, Museum of the Gulf Coast, Port Arthur, TX “Bass
Camp”, Art Auction, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT “Book of the
Raven”, Public Installation, Reno, NV
“Who Gave Birth”, Burning Man, Site Installation, Black Rock City, NV

2008
“Close to the Flame”, Santa Cruz Museum of Art, Santa Cruz, CA “The
Art of the Book”, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA “SlideSlam”,
di Rosa Preserve, Napa, CA
“Bringing Back the Flame”, Santa Rosa College, CA
“Let It Go”, Beulah Gallery, Olema, CA