Laura Spalding Best

Grants and Awards
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
2017 Intersections, MariSol 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 Featured Artist, 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
2005 New Work, Studeo Tad Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2003 Patterns, Undergraduate Honors Thesis Exhibition, Arizona State University

Public Art
2017 Public Mural, Mirasol Credit Union, 1515 W Roosevelt St. 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
2017 (upcoming) 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 Weren’t Looking, two person show with Cam DeCaussin, Chandler Center for the Arts, Chandler, Arizona
2017 Reclaiming Earth, San Francisco Public Library, WEAD exhibition,
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
2014-2015 Visions of Phoenix: Reality and Surreality, Modified Arts, Phoenix, Arizona
2013 Stop, Fast, Slow, Scottsdale Civic Center Library, Gallery @ the Library,
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, Mesa, Arizona
2008 Round Up, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 Sows and Bores, Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 $98 Show, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2008 6 x 6, eye lounge gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 Deck, Bragg's Pie Factory Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 What Smells So Bad?, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2007 $99 Show, Five15 Arts Gallery, Phoenix, Arizona
2005 Cabin Fever, City Wide Studios 711, Phoenix, Arizona
2004 New Work, City Wide Studio 711, Phoenix, Arizona

Studio Visit, Volume 38, 2017
Lynn Trimble “The 10 Best Art Shows in Metro Phoenix in 2016” December 21, 2016
Lynn Trimble “Laura Spalding Best's 'Inferior Mirage' Challenges Phoenix's Relationship to Water, Phoenix New Times, November 17, 2016
Studio Visit, Volume 31, 2016
Robrt L. Pela, “As Told To”, Phoenix New Times, Best of Phoenix 2015
Studio Visit, Volume 26, 2014
Arizona Horizon ArtBeat, June 16, 2013
Manifest Gallery, Catalog, Winter 2012
New American Paintings, Western Region, No. 96, 2011
Nina Carapetyan, “The Extraordinary Ordinary”, Phoenix New Times, Vol. 40, No. 3, January, 2009, 39.
Wynter Holden, “The Outsiders”, Phoenix New Times, Vol. 39, No. 40, October, 2008, 40.
Robrt L. Pela, “Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix”, Phoenix New Times, Vol. 39, No. 39, September, 2008, 16.
Ed Baker, “Skin Deep”, College Times, Vol. 8, Issue 5, September, 2008, 22.
Lara Taubman, “Phoenix Rising?”, art ltd., January, 2008, 56.
Lilia Menconi, “Sky Girl”, Phoenix New Times, Vol. 38, No. 46, November, 2007, 54.
Molten Brothers, Deck Catalog, October, 2007, 10.

Exhibitions Manager, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona

B.F.A. 2003 Painting, Barrett Honors College, Arizona State University (Summa Cum Laude)