Laura Spalding Best
Laura Spalding Best

Grants and Awards
2019 Artist in Residence, Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
2017 Contemporary Forum Artists Grant recipient, Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum
2012-2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant recipient
2003 Award for Excellence in Painting, Katherine K. Herberger College of Fine Arts
Solo Exhibitions
2020 Any Port in a Storm, Practical Art, Phoenix, Arizona (upcoming)
2019 Undercurrent, The Balcony at London Gold, Scottsdale, Arizona
2019 Inundated, Stark Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2018 Vanity, Practical Art, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 Intersections, MiraSol Community Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2016 Inferior Mirage, Chartreuse Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2014 7th Street to 7th Avenue, Hot Box Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Miniature, The Mantle @ MADE, MADE Art Boutique, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Interconnections, @Central Gallery, Burton Barr Public Library, Phoenix, Arizona
2012 Radials, MonOrchid Gallery and Bokeh Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2011 New Work, Open Source Project, Tempe, Arizona
2011 autobiographical/autogeographical, Paradise Valley Community College
2009 mutual adaptation, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 from the passenger seat, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 autogeography, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
Public Art
2019-2020 Public Art Installation, Field Mural, Rise, Tempe Public Art, Tempe, Arizona
2018 Public Mural, Canal Waters, Willo Historic District, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 Public Mural, Convergence, Mirasol Credit Union, Phoenix, Arizona
2015 Public Mural, Power Structures, Halt Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2014 Public Mural, Mirage, Hot Box Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2012 Public Mural, Centennial, Roosevelt Row, APS Power Substation, Phoenix, Arizona

Group Exhibitions
2020 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona (upcoming)
2020 12 Year Anniversary Exhibition, Practical Art, Phoenix, Arizona
2020 WoW: Women on Walls, Pravus Gallery, The Newton, Phoenix, Arizona
2019 I Hear What You Are Seeing, Center Space Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2019 Control, Alt Create, NSAA, Tempe, Arizona
2019 Weather or Not: Art With Atmosphere, i.d.e.a. Museum, Mesa, Arizona
2019 Inspired by History, Chandler Museum, Chandler, Arizona
2019 Water: Life, Art, Science, Tempe Center for the Arts Gallery, Tempe, Arizona
2019 Artlink 19th Annual Juried Exhibition, Park Central, Phoenix, Arizona
2018 Tiny Works Tiny Dances IV, 9 Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2018 Control, Alt, Create, NSAA, Tempe, Arizona
2018 Arizona Biennial, Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, Arizona
2018 Object Inspiration, Vision Gallery, Chandler, Arizona
2018 Contemporary Forum Grant Winners Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
2018 Love, Passion, PAINt, MoVida Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2018 Nasty Women II, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 Tiny Works/Tiny Dances III, 9 Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 The State of Phoenix, The Lodge, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 BIG Works, New City Studio, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 Annual Invitational Show, The Lodge, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 Little by Little, Art Intersection, Gilbert, Arizona
2017 The Fate of Landscape Painting, Fine Art Complex 1101, Tempe, Arizona
2017 Rise & Grind, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, Arizona
2017 When You Werent Looking, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
2017 Reclaiming Earth, San Francisco Public Library, WEAD exhibit, San Francisco, California
2017 Nasty Women, Grand ArtHaus, Phoenix, Arizona
2016 Tiny Works/Tiny Dances II, 9 Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2016 Seeing Arizona, Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Smaller Footprints, Museum of Art and History, Lancaster, CA
2015 Tiny Works/Tiny Dances, 9 Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2015 New Works, Cartel, Tempe, Arizona
2014Visions of Phoenix: Reality and Surreality, Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Stop, Fast, Slow, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizona
2012 Lost Horizon (art about history), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Art Detour 2010, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2009 2 for 1, Art Detour 2009, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 Arizona Wheels & Ink, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, Arizona
Exhibitions Manager, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona
B.F.A. 2003 Painting, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude)