Laura Collins

Master of Fine Arts in Studio, Painting and Drawing

I work in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, and collage. I am interested in the mass circulation of both printed and digital imagery. My work opens a discourse on vulnerability, perceived confidence, and the objectification of women. I strive to humanize celebrities and create empathy through the exploitation of their candid faltering. My practice is an invitation to consider the absurdity of pageantry, a celebration of societal idolatry, and a beacon for popular culture fanatics.
I have earned a Master of Arts in New Media and a Graduate Certificate in Women & Gender Studies from DePaul University. Before pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, I earned a Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois.