About Laura Moretz

Laura Moretz received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2009. Most recent solo exhibitions include In the Hands of Grace (2018) and An Ode to Mary Oliver (2019) with her late gallery ATC DEN in Denver, Colorado. Laura’s national coverage includes having her work featured on the cover of New York Cottages & Garden (October 2017) and in the September issue of ELLE magazine (September 2016). Her work is collected in private homes in Colorado, California and New York, among others as well as within several corporate private collections. Her largest painting to date "Forever Colliding" was acquired by the City of Denver for the permanent collection at the Colorado Convention Center. Her mini-residency Poured Action Painting with the Denver Art Museum's Demonstration Series took place in the summer of 2016 and coincided with the museum's major summer exhibition Women of Abstract Expressionism. In 2018, Moretz was voted by Denver as Artist of the Year, Readers’ Choice Award in 5280 Magazine. Laura paints in her studio in Denver's RiNo art district with her dog Clover where she also runs her creative lifestyle blog and brand, Among the Colors.

Artist Statement

My paintings are abstract happenings that tell the story of a process of becoming. I do not paint the outer world around me, but rather the invisible, energetic world that we live in. I look at abstraction not as a pairing down of the perceivable universe into a sublime experience, but rather the process of movement becoming form as divine in its own nature and worthy of celebration. My work is influenced by high fashion and quantum physics as well as my years as a hip hop dancer and my affinity for tarot and mysticism. My paintings are bold, vibrant and experimental. Each painting is made of poured techniques of acrylic paint mixed with layers of mixed-media drawing including pastel, charcoal and oil paint markers.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019 An Ode to Mary Oliver, SuperFine Art Fair, Los Angeles, California.

2018 In the Hands of Grace, ATC DEN Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2017 It’s All a Dream, ATC DEN Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2016 Evening on Fourteenth Street, Four Seasons, Denver, Colorado.

2016 Poured Action Painting, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado.

2016 Stillness Awakening, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2015 Forever Fading into Gray, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2014 Standing on a Mystery, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2013 Suspended Chaos, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2010 New Paintings, Space Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

Group Exhibitions

2016 Living with Contemporary Art, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2015 New Very New, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2014 An Introduction to Plus Gallery, Plus Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2013 Abstraction, Republic Plaza, Denver, Colorado.

2012 Anniversary Show, Space Gallery, Denver, Colorado.

2009 Vernissage MFA Show, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California.