Laura Hampton holds an M.A. and M.F.A. in painting from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. Her undergraduate studies include a B.A. in Art from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa. Ms. Hampton also spent two years studying painting and drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.
Following graduate studies at the University of Iowa, Ms. Hampton moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1996, Ms. Hampton and her husband purchased the south Minneapolis home and studio of Stanford Fenelle (WPA Artist/Painter) where she works daily. Ms. Hampton’s work has been represented by the Groveland Gallery, in Minneapolis, since 1994. At Groveland, the artist regularly exhibits in both solo and group shows. Ms. Hampton has also exhibited with Cline Fine Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a prestigious gallery known for its focus on the work of the Early American Modernists and small number of Contemporary artists. Ms. Hampton’s work is held in prominent private and corporate collections nationwide.
In addition to her work as a professional artist, Ms. Hampton is a part-time college art instructor. For the past fifteen years, Ms. Hampton and her husband, have spent their summers on the Navajo Nation where she teaches painting and drawing at Dine College (Dineh) in northeast Arizona. She has also taught locally at the College of Visual Arts, Minneapolis College of Art and Design Continuing Studies Program and Luther College. In the spring of 2006 she served as a visiting artist and critic to the Graduate Painting Program at Hartford School of Art in Hartford, Connecticut. Ms. Hampton has served as guest artist/ lecturer at the Weisman Art Museum, The University of Minnesota Department of Art and at the College of Visual Arts, in Saint Paul.
Sunday April 18—Wednesday April 21
“Selections from a Painter’s Journey in Navajo Country (1994-present) – Art Exhibition in Preus Library
Monday April 19
10:30 a.m. Speak in Daily Chapel, CFL
Tuesday April 20
7:00 p.m. “Reflections on Personal Work”, Public Lecture, Olin 102, reception to follow
Wednesday April 21
7:00 “Navajo Culture: Working and Learning”, Public Lecture, Olin 102, co-sponsored with LSEA and Social Work Association