MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)Prior to 2012
Laura Burns has her BA in French Literature from the University of Maryland and her MFA in photography from the Yale School of Art. She was awarded the Alice Kimball English traveling fellowship upon completing her MFA program in 1997. She is also a recipient of a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artists Award as well as a Puffin Foundation Grant for work in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Recent exhibitions include two collaborations with Rachel Schreiber, Holding Up More Than Half the Sky at Art in General in New York, and Bread and Roses: One Hundred Years from the Lower East Side to the Maquiladoras at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore. She recently exhibited her Faces series at the Haas Gallery of Art in Bloomsburg, PA. Her work has also been on view at the Robert Wood Johnson, Jr. Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.