Laura Fayer paintings draw on various structures and systems to produce a loose geometry with organic rhythms. She relies mainly on her hand-crafted tools such as stencils and over-sized rubber stamps to construct her multi-layered paintings. As part of her process, she studies the natural and built environment; among her many references are architecture, aerial views of the landscape, language and musical structure. She also draws upon her memories of childhood years in Japan: her work reflects the wabi-sabi aesthetic--a Japanese concept of beauty that includes simplicity, unpretentiousness and imperfection.
Laura Fayer is a painter living and working in New York City. A graduate of Harvard University in Visual and Environmental Studies, Fayer also holds an MFA in painting from Hunter College in New York City. She is a recent recipient of a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Fayer's work has been exhibited in galleries nationally and internationally. She was awarded grants from International Residencies for Artists and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She has also been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony in NH, Yaddo in Saratoga Springs, NY, and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha.