Laura Owens

1970 Born, Euclid, OH
Lives and works in Los Angeles


1992 B.F.A. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Skowhegan, ME
1994 M.F.A. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Solo Exhibitions


"12 Paintings by Laura Owens," 356 S. Mission Road, Los Angeles

"Pavement Karaoke / Alphabet," Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
"Art Unlimited," Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Laura Owens, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Crown Point Press, Los Angeles, CA
Galerie Gisela Capitan, Cologne

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY


Sadie Coles HQ, London
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
Works on Paper, ACME, Los Angeles, CA


Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht
Ausstellungshalle zeitgenossische Kunst Munster


Kunsthalle, Zurich (cat.)
traveled to: Camden Arts Centre, London, Kunst Munster (2007); Bonnefanten Museum Maastricht (2007)
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin (cat.)
Sadie Coles HQ, London

Shiseido Gallery, Japan (cat.)

MOCA, North Miami, FL
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne
Fabric Workshop and Museum, Philadelphia
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY
Crown Point Press, San Francisco


The General Store, Milwaukee, WI
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA (cat.)
traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI,


Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA (cat.)
ACME (with Martin Kersels), Los Angeles, CA


"New Work by Laura Owens (1999) and John Hutton Balfour’s Botanical Teaching
Diagrams (1840-1879)", Inverleith, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland (cat.)
Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy

Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne, Germany
Statements, Gavin Brown's enterprise, Art Basel, , Basel, Switzerland
China Art Objects, Los Angeles, CA (collaboration with Scott Reeder)


Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY
ACME, Los Angeles, CA
Crown Center Gallery, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Sadie Coles HQ, London
Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York

Studio 246 (with Lisa Anne Auerbach), Kunstlerhaus Bethanian, Berlin, Germany

Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Group Exhibitions

Whitney Biennial, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 

"Working Proofs: A Revelation," Crown Point Press, San Francisco
"ABSTRACT – NATURE," Parkett Space, Zürich (presented by Bice Curiger, Dieter von Graffenried, and Jacqueline Burckhardt)
"The Cat Show," White Columns, New York (curated by Rhonda Lieberman)
“Yes, No, Maybe: Artists Working at Crown Point Press,” National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 
“Painting Between the Lines,” Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA 
“Wir Drei,” Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
"Small Gems," Crown Point Press, San Francisco

“Things, Words and Consequences,” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
“Curatorial Exchange,” Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
“Pittura (1995-2009),” Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
“Pure Perception,” Monica de Cardenas, Milan, Italy

"The Boy Who Robbed You a Few Minutes Before Arriving At the Ball", Gisela Capitain, Koln
"A Painting Show", Harris Lieberman
"The Artist’s Museum", MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
"Ordinary Madnessi", Carnegie Melon of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
"The Spectacular of Vernacular", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MO

"MOCA’S First Thirty Years", MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
"At Home/Not at Home", Hessel Museum of Art, New York

"Continuous Present", Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT curated by Jennifer Gross
"Hello, Mrs. MacGruder", Benson Keyes Arts, Southampton, NY, curated by Michele Maccarone

Biënnale van de Schilderkunst, Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens, Deurle, Belgium Blasted "Allegories", Works from the Ringier Collection, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland
"Pretty Ugly", Gavin Brown’s enterprise and Maccarone, New York
"Painting Now and Forever Part II", Greene Naftali and Matthew Marks, New York
"Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art", Japanese American National Museum,
Los Angeles, CA
"Tapestry", Karin Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Red Eye: LA Artists from the Rubell Family Collection", Rubell Collection, FL
"Collecting Collections: Highlights from the Permanent Collection of the Museum of
Contemporary Art", Los Angeles, CA


"Legends Altered: Maps as Method and Medium", Carrie Secrist Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Sequence 1: Painting and Sculpture from the Francois Pinault Collection", Palazzo
Grassi, Venice
"Affinities: New Acquisitions Deutsche Bank Collection", 1997-2007, Deutsche
"Very Abstract and Hyper Figurative", Thomas Dane Gallery, London

"The Fluidity of Time: Selections from the MCA Collection", MCA, Chicago. IL
"Hotel California", Glendale College Art Gallery, Glendale, CA
"The Garden Party", Deitch Projects, New York
"The Art of Etching at Crown Point Press", Bobbie Greenfield Gallery, Santa Monica
"Essential Painting", National Museum of Art Osaka, Osaka Japan (cat.)


"After Cezanne", MOCA, Los Angeles, CA
"Goetz Meets Falckenberg", Sammlung Falckenberg, Hamburg Germany
"Think Blue", Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA
"Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art", Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
"Extreme Abstraction", Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY (cat.)
"Desired Constellations", Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
"Post Modern", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York

"Undiscovered Country", UCLA Hammer Museum, LA, CA, (cat.)
"Huts", Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, Ireland (cat.)
"Paintings’ Edge", IdyllwildArts, Idyllwild, CA
"Never Never Landscape", Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, curated by Kirsty Bell
"Contemporary Painting", Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME, curated by Alex Katz
Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (cat.)
"Malerei", Galerie Rolf Hengesbach, Cologne
"Drunk vs. Stoned", Passerby, New York, curated by the General Store

Inaugural Exhibition, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York


"Eight Propositions in Contemporary Drawings", Museum of Modern Art, New York (cat.)
"Painting on the move", Kunstmuseum Basel and Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
"Urgent Painting", Musee d’ Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris (cat.)
"Cavepainting: Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens", Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA (cat.)


"The Mystery of Painting", Sammlung Goetz, Munich, Germany (cat.)
"Accumulations", School of Art Gallery, Kent State University, Ohio curated by Martin Ball


"Some Options in Abstraction", Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (booklet)
"Objective Color", Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
"Cal’s Art: Sampling California Painting", University of North Texas, Denton, Texas
"Bastard (Son of Hot Sauce)", The Law Office, Chicago, IL
"Public Offerings", MOCA, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Paul Schimmel (cat.)
"Painting at the Edge of the World", Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (cat.)
"Locating Drawing", Lawing Gallery, Houston, TX


"American Academy Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture", The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
"On Canvas: Contemporary Painting from the Collection", Guggenheim Museum, New York
"The Next Wave: New Painting in Southern California", Cal. Center for the Arts, Encondido,
"Art on Paper", Weatherspoon Art Gallery, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro,
"Greensboro, NC", curated by Nancy Doll and Ron Platt
"Works on Paper from Los Angeles", Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy


"Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings", Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (cat.);
traveled to: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2000)
"Drawn to Nature", George’s, Los Angeles
"Facts & Fictions II: Los Angeles", in ARCO, Torino, Italy
"Carnegie International 1999/2000, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA
"Standing Still & Walking in Los Angeles", Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles
"New Work: Painting Today", SF MoMA, San Francisco, CA
"Works on paper (and some other things)", ACME, Los Angeles, CA
"Nach-Bild", Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland (cat.)
"The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999", Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC, (cat.)
"Hot Spots", curated by Elizabeth Brown, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC
"Local Color", curated by Virginia Rutledge, The University of La Verne, La Verne, CA


"Color Fields", Luckman Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, CA
"Young Americans 2", The Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (cat.)
"I’m Still in Love with You", Women’s 20th Century Club, Los Angeles, CA
Studio Guenzani, Milan, Italy
"Visions, XXIX Recontres Internationales de la Photographie", Arles, France
"Exterminating Angel", Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Paris
"Paintings Interested in the Ideas of Architecture and Design", Post, Los Angeles

"Vertical Painting Show", P.S.1 Museum, NY Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark, Blum & Poe, Santa Monica, CA
"Hot Coffee", Artists Space, New York, NY
"Palace", Beret International Gallery, Chicago, IL
"Project Painting", Basilico Fine Arts and Lehmann Maupin, New York, NY (cat.)
"The Eagle Rock Show", Eagle Rock Community Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA


"Wunderbar", Kunstverein, Hamburg, Germany
"Screen", Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York, NY, curated by Joshua Decter
"The Speed of Painting", Pat Hearn, NY
"Studio 246", Mark Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


"Painting Show", Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA
"Smells Like Vinyl", Roger Merians Gallery, New York
"Tell Everyone", Greene Naftali Gallery, New York, NY

"From LA with Love", Galerie Praz-Delavallade, Paris, France
"Gorgeous Politics", Las Vegas, NV, curated by Dave Hickey
"L.A.C.E. Annuale", Los Angeles Contemporary Art Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, curated by Dave Hickey
"Thanks Again", Food House, Santa Monica, CA
"Playfield", Rio Hondo College, Rio Hondo, CA
"Hot Crop", curated by J. Willette, Claremont College, Claremont, CA
Monographs 2006 Beatrix Ruf (ed.) Laura Owens, exh. cat. Kunsthalle Zurich; JRP/Rinigier: Zurich
John Hutchinson (ed.) Laura Owens, exh. cat. The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin 2005 Laura Owens, exh. cat. Shiseido Gallery, Toyko


Clocks, published by Karma, New York

Ruf, Beatrix (ed.) Laura Owens, exh. cat. Kunsthalle Zurich; JRP/Rinigier: Zurich
Hutchinson, John (ed.) Laura Owens, exh. cat. The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin

Laura Owens, exh. cat. Shiseido Gallery, Toyko


Paul Schimmel (ed.), Laura Owens, exh. cat. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles


Pieranna Cavalchini (ed.), Laura Owens, exh. cat. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Charta: Milan


Susan Morgan, Henry Noltie (eds.), New Work by Laura Owens (1999) and John Hutton Balfour’s Botanical Teaching Diagrams (1840-1879), exh. cat. Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and CalArts, Los Angeles

Curatorial Projects

"Made in Space," curated by Laura Owens and Peter Harkawik, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

"The Eagle Rock Show," curated by Laura Owens, Eagle Rock Community Center, Los Angeles, CA


Berens, Stephen and Tumlir, Jan, "Still Lifing: Conversation with Laura Owens," XTRA, December
Vogel, Carol, "The 2014 Whitney Biennial Is Taking Shape," The New York Times
Tumlir, Jan & Berens, Stephen, "A Room of Owens's Own..," XTRA, Volume 16, November
Wrightson, Erica Zora, "Laura Owens: Painting in Space," LA Weekly Blogs, May
Berardini, Andrew, "How Laura Owens' New Boyle Heights Exhibit Moves Painting Forward," La Weekly, March 2013
Pagel, David, "Review: Laura Owens' large-scale paintings an immersive experience," La Times, March 2013
Finkel, Jori, "Industrial building gives artist Laura Owens versatility," Los Angeles Times, March 2013
Lehrer-Graiwer, Sarah, "Optical Drive," Artforum, February
Solway, Diane, "Solway Selects," W Magazine, January
Arsdale, Joslin Van, "Laura Owens 12 Paintings," The Art Reserve, January
Boucher, Brian, "The Brief," Art in America, January

Myers, Molly, "Laura Ownes," Modern Painters, November
Russeth, Andrew, "Look at This! Laura Owens’s ‘Clocks’ Book," GalleristNY, October 17
Kherbek, William, "Laura Owens: Pavement Karaoke/Alphabet," Port Magazine, October 14
Modern Painters, “Modern Painters Magazine’s Top Picks From Frieze New York,”, May 5

Rivera, Laura, “Artist Laura Owens to Discuss her Abtract Paintings Tonight for UCLA Hammer Museum’s Lecture Series,” Daily Bruin, University of California, LA, February 3
Darsie Alexander, et. al., “The Spectacular of Vernacular,”Walker Art Center, exh. cat.

“Laura Owens Interview with Brad Phillips,” Hunter and Cook


Holland Cotter, “Pretty Ugly: Art Makes Such Weird Bedfellows,” New York Times, July 25

Alison Gingeras, Carlo Simula, “Sequence 1: Palazzo Grassi,” L’Uomo Vogue, May/June p. 188
“Laura Owens,” The New Yorker, January 8 2007, p. 14

Joao Ribas, “An Ecumenical Love of Painting,” New York Sun December 14, p. 17-18
“interview with Laura Owens and Elysia Bowory-Reeder,” The Wrong Times, Winter 2006, p. 17-18.
Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath, “Nach dem Prinzip von Lust und Laune,” Neue Zürcher Zeitung, June 24, p. 48.
Dominique von Burg, “Laura Owens: Von der Suche nach der unbeschränkten Freiheit in der Kunst,” Kunst-Bulletin, Zurich, No. 6, July/August, p. 44–46.
Dominique von Burg, “Laura Owens’ Gemälde und Studien: Mit unerschöpflicher Fabulierlust,” Zürichsee-Zeitungen, July 22, p. 29.
Ken Johnson, “Review: The Garden Party, Deitch Projects,” The New York Times, April 21, p. E3.
“Kunsthalle Zurich Presents Laura Owens,”, July 11.
Gerhard Mack, “Laura Owens,” NZZ am Sonntag, Zurich, July 2, p. 61.
Jessica Morgan, “Blind Date,” Blind Date, exh. cat. Deutsche Bank Art, London, p. 14–97.
Feli Schindler, “Heiterkeit aus dem Sunshine State,” Tages-Anzeiger, Zurich, July 4, p. 47.
Cherry Smyth, “Laura Owens,” Modern Painters, July–August, p. 112.
Isabell Teuwsen, “Laura Owens: Luftig & leicht,” Schweizer Illustrierte, Zurich, July 10, p. 79.
Soutter, Lucy, “What Lies Beneath,” Frieze, September, p. 176-179.
O’Reilly, Sallay, “Review,” ArtReview, August, p. 136.
McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, Issue 20, Summer 2006, p 188 (image)

Edan Corkill, “Soft focus on reality links loose women,” The Asahi Shimbun, February 18, p. 18.
Cheryl Kaplan, “Freundliche Platzhalter: Ein Gespräch mit Laura Owens / Friendly Place-Holders: Conversation with Laura Owens”, db artmag,, August.
Anke Kempkes, “Laura Owens,” Max Hollein, Martina Weinhart (ed.), Wunschwelten: Neue Romantik in der Kunst der Gegenwart / Ideal Worlds: New Romanticism in Contemporary Art, exh. cat. Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt; Hatje Cantz: Ostfildern, p. 230–241 (German/English).
Kyotara, “Deepest Fantasies. Laura Owens sona,” Barfout!, Tokyo, no. 115, March, p. 28–29.
Jane McFadden, “LA: Then and Now, Here and There,” LA Artland, Oriana Fox, Catherine Grant (eds.), Black Dog Publishing Ltd., London, p. 40–57.
Julian Satterthwaite, “The Whimsical World of Laura Owens,” The Daily Yomiuri, February 17, p. 18.
Laura Richard Jank, “Interim Print Report,” Art On Paper, New York, May/June, p. 18.
Masami Taguchi, “Creator’s Voice,” MyLohas, May, p. 104–105.
Louis Grachos, Claire Schneider (eds.), Extreme Abstraction, exh. cat. Albright-Knox Gallery, Buffalo, p. 85 (ill.).
Huntington Richard, “To the Extreme,” Buffalo News, Friday July 12.

Maruccia Casadio, “Dreamy,” Vogue Italia, Milan, No. 645, May, p. 230–235.
Contemporary Painting, ex. cat. Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville.
Renato Diez, “Alla Biennale del Whitney,” Arte, Milan, May, p. 104–111.
Russell Ferguson (ed.), The Undiscovered Country, exh. cat. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Eleanor Heartney, “The Well-Tempered Biennial,” Art in America, New York, June/July, p. 70–77.
John Hutchinson, “Huts,” Huts, exh. cat. The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, p. 103– 109.
Michael Kimmerlman, “Touching all Bases at the Biennial,” The New York Times, March 12, p. 1.
Laura Owens, “A Painter’s Vote,” ArtUS, Los Angeles, issue 1, January–February 2004, p. 38–39.
Christian Rattemeyer, “Laura Owens,” ed. Chrissie Iles, Shamim M. Momin, Debra Singer, Whitney Biennial 2004, exh. cat. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Abrahams: New York, p. 222.
Lane Relyea, “Theory and Painting,” Flash Art International, Milan, vol. 37, no. 239, November/December, p. 63–65.
Dailey, Meghan, “Laura Owens bei Gavin Brown’s enterprise,” Texte Zur Kunst, June 2004, pp. 194-
Goodbody, Bridget, Review, TimeOut NewYork, April 1-8, p. 60.
Pappalardo, Bethany Anne, “Review,”, March 30th
Schjedahl, Peter, “What’s New,” The New Yorker, March 22, pp.100-101
Knight, Christopher, “Binary Days at the Biennial,” Los Angeles Times, Thursday March 11th
Saltz, Jerry, “The Ok Corral,” The Village Voice, March 15
Hilarie Sheets, “A Painter with Lots of Voices and No Comment,” New York Times, March 28, p. 29.

James Auer, “Loving the Canvas,” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, October 16, p. E1, E4.
David Greenem, “Class Renunion,” Modern Painters, London, Spring, p. 76–79.
Gean Moreno, “Never The Same Twice,” Flash Art International, Milan, vol. 36, no. 232, October, p. 94– 96.
Dodie Kazanjian, “The Happy Painter,” Vogue, New York, April, p. 242.
Christopher Knight, “Giving Girl Stuff a Good Name,” Los Angeles Times, March 24, p. 21–22.
Dave Muller, “Top Ten,” Artforum, New York, vol. 41, no. 10, Summer, p. 67.
David Rimanelli, “Preview, Los Angeles: Laura Owens: Museum of Contemporary Art,” Artforum, New York, vol. 41, no. 5, January, p. 58.
“Interview with Laura Owens,” The Believer, May, pp. 78-87
Howard Singerman, “Laura Owens,” Artforum, New York, vol. 41, no. 10, Summer, p. 163.
Raimar Stange, “Das Ich als Original-Copy: Überlegungen zu Subjektivität und Originalität in sechs Fragmenten,” Gijs van Tuyls, Annelie Lütgens (ed.), Painting Pictures. Malerei und Medien im Digitalen Zeitalter, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Kerber Verlag: Bielefeld, p. 46–48. (English version: “The Ego as Original Copy: Reflections on Subjectivity and Originality in Six Fragments,” Painting Pictures Painting and Media in the Digital Age, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Bielefeld, p. 46–48, (ills.) p. 181, 126, 155, 94.
Benjamin Weissman, “Interview with Laura Owens,” Cakewalk, Los Angeles, issue 5, Winter, p. 42–45.
Benjamin Weissman, “Laura Owens: MOCA Los Angeles,” Frieze, London, no. 76, June/July/August, p. 107–108.

Helen Allen, “NY Contemporary Auctions,” Flash Art International, Milan, vol. 35, no. 222, January/February, p. 43, 48.
Laurence Bosse, Urgent Painting, exh. cat. Musée d’art moderne de la ville de Paris, Exhibitions International: Paris, p. 28 (ill.).
Bernhard Mendes Bürgi, Peter Pakesch (eds.), Painting on the Move, exh. cat. Kunstmuseum Basel; Kunsthalle Basel; Schwabe: Muttenz, p. 138 (ill.), 145, 147, 191 (ill.), 194.
Russel Ferguson, “Laura Owens Paints a Picture / Laura Owens malt ein Bild,” Parkett, Zurich/New York/Frankfurt, no. 65, p. 58–64 (English) / p. 65–73 (German).
Gloria Goodale, “Artist Trio Shares a Simple Love of Painting,” The Christian Science Monitor, February 15, p. 18.
Charles Gute, ed. “Focus Painting Part One”, Flash Art International, Milan, No. 226, October, p. 84, (ill.).
Doug Harvey, “Cavepainting: Hey, it’s their title, not ours,” Los Angeles Weekly, February 22-28, p.43, (ill.).
Laura Hoptman, “Ornament and crime: toward decoration,” Drawing now: eight propositions, exh. cat. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, p. 31–33.
Jonathan Jones, “Three-sided Ping-Pong,” Cavepainting: Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, Laura Owens, exh. cat. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, p. 7–22.
Anke Kempkes, “Laura Owens,” Uta Grosenick, Burkhard Riemschneider (ed.), Art Now, Taschen: Cologne, p. 368–371.
Christopher Knight, “Bristling with Attitude,” Los Angeles Times, February 15, p. F1, F26.
Francine Koslow Miller, “Reviews: Boston: Laura Owens: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,” Artforum, New York, vol. 40, no. 5, January, p. 144.
Elsa Longhauser (ed.), Cavepainting: Peter Doig, Chris Ofili, and Laura Owens, exh. cat. Santa Monica Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
Jemima Montague, “Urgent Painting,” Frieze, London, no. 66, April, p. 88–89.
Terry R. Myers, “Laura Owens,” Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, Phaidon Press, London, p. 240–243.
David Pagel, “Some Things Old, Some Things New,” Los Angeles Times, May 10, p. F26.
Peter Schjeldahl, “The Drawing Board,” The New Yorker, November 4, p. 102–103.
Roberta Smith, “Retreat from the Wild Shores of Abstraction,” The New York Times, Fine Arts & Leisure section, October 18, p. 31, 33.
Mungo Thomson, “From My Junkyard to Yours / Von meinem Schrotthaufen zu deinem eigenen,” Parkett, Zurich / New York / Frankfurt, no. 65, p. 82–87 (English) / p. 88–93 (German).
Benjamin Weissman, “Monkey Man Killer / Der Monkey-Man-Killer,” Parkett, Zurich/New York/Frankfurt, no. 65, p. 74–76 (English) / p. 77–81 (German)

Brooks Adams, “Raw Mineral Jaggedness: A Clyfford Still Legacy,” James Demetrion (ed.), Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944–1960, exh. cat. Hirshhorn-Smithsonian, Washington DC; Yale University Press, New Haven, p. 155.
Kirsty Bell, “It’s Just Painting,” Rainald Schumacher (ed.), The Mystery of Painting, exh. cat. Sammlung Goetz, Munich; Kunstverlag Ingvild Goetz, Munich 2001, p. 153–160.
Kimberly Cutter, “East Side Story,” W, New York, September, p. 204–208.
Douglas Fogle, “Laura Owens,” Painting on the Edge of the World, Douglas Fogle (ed.), exh. cat. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, p. 318–319.
Grace Glueck, “A Universe of Art Centered in Boston,” The New York Times, August 17, p. E27, E29.
Holger Liebs, “As if it were painted,” ed. Uta Grosenick, Women Artists in the 20th and 21st Century, Taschen, Cologne, p. 420–425.
Suzanne Muchnic, “That ’90s Show, The artists who shook up the decade show us why they mattered in a new MOCA exhibition,” Los Angeles Times, April 1, Cover and p. 4–5.
Kate McQuaid, “Laura Owens Brings Zen to her Bold Art,” Boston Globe, August 5, p. D13.
Singermann, Howard (ed.), Public Offerings, exh cat. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles;
Thames & Hudson, London and New York, p. 108–113 (ill.).
Jerry Saltz, “Babylon Now,” The Village Voice, New York, September 18, p. 65.
Neville Wakefield, “Laura Owens,” Elle Decor, New York, July, p. 48–51.
“New Work at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum,” Charta, essays by Jennifer Gross and
Russel Ferguson
Adams, Brooks, “Raw Mineral Jaggedness,” in Clyfford Still Paintings 1944-1960, Hirshorn-
Smithsonian/ Yale; p. 155.

Amanda Cruz, “Laura Owens,” Fresh cream: contemporary art in culture, Phaidon Press, London, p. 466–471.
Bill Fark, “North County Artists Featured in Museum Exhibition,” North County Times, San Diego, June 9, p. 33.
Louise Farr, “Six Artists for the Century, Art Beat,” W, New York, February, p. 102.
Russel Ferguson, “Exchange of Ideas Among the Living (interview with Laura Owens), “ Cakewalk, Los Angeles, Fall, p. 26.
Mark Godfrey, “Reviews,” Contemporary Visual Arts, London, January 31, p. 64.
Madeleine Grynsztejn (ed.), Carnegie International 1999/2000, exh. cat. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, CI:99 / 00 / V.01, p. 68–69, CI:99 / 00 / V.02, p. 94–95.
Katy Siegel, “1999 Carnegie International,” Artforum, New York, vol. 38, no. 5, January, p. 105– 106
Mottram, Jack, “A Natural Talent in all its Glory,” Sunday Herald, June 20th
Knight, Christopher, “Catchiing the Next Wave of Painters,” Los Angeles Times, June 20th
“Around the Scotish Galleries” The Times, June 28th
David Carrier, Burlington Magazine, February
Terry R. Myers, “Laura Owens,” Carnegie International 1999/2000, exh. cat. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh 1999, CI:99 / 00 / V.02, p. 148.
Alessandra Pioselli, “Review,” Flash Art Italia, No. 223 (Summer 2000), p. 13
Jan Avgikos, “Laura Owens at Gavin Brown's enterprise,” Artforum, New York, vol. 37, no. 5, January, p. 118–119.
Francesco Bonami, Judith Nesbitt (eds.), Examining Pictures: Exhibiting Paintings, exh. cat. Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Cornerhouse Publications, Manchester, p. 36 (ill).

Elizabeth Brown, The Perfect Life, Artifice in LA 1999, exh. cat. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham.
Michael Darling, “Laura Owens,” Art Issues, no. 56, January/February, p. 43.
Peter Frank, “Art Picks of the Week,” LA Weekly, January 8–14, p. 120.
Carmine Iannaccone, “Entertainment Complex,” Frieze, London, no. 49, November/December, p. 81–91.
Jim Isermann, “Jim Isermann’s Top Ten,” Artforum, New York, vol. 37, no. 89, April, p. 40.
Kristen M. Jones, “Basel 1999: The Swiss Art Fair Turns 30,” Travel & Leisure, New York, May, p. 132 (ill.).
Christopher Knight, “Post Boomers Spearhead the Boom,” Los Angeles Times, April 4, p. 5.
Susan Morgan, “A Thousand Words: Laura Owens Talks About Her New Work,” Artforum, New York, vol. 37, no. 10, Summer, p. 130–131.
Terry R. Myers, Standing Still & Walking in Los Angeles, exh. cat. Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills.
Laura Owens, “Art Project,” Open City, New York, no. 9, Fall, p. 145.
David Pagel, Color Fields: Now and Then, CD-ROM catalogue.
Nancy Princenthal, “Laura Owens,” Art In America, New York, February, p. 115.
Laura Owens, “Art Project,” Open City, New York, no. 9, Fall, p. 145.
Roberta Smith, “Safe Among Seamless Shadows,” The New York Times, November 17, p. C6.
Frances Stark, “Laura Owens,” ed. Peter Pakesch, Nach-Bild, exh. cat. Kunsthalle Basel, no. 25, Schwabe Verlag, Basel, p. 84–92.
Jan Tumlir, “Gentle Purpose,” New Art Examiner, Chicago, May, p. 43.
Alexandra Winokur, “The Quest for the Perfect California Home,” The Perfect Life: Artifice in LA 1999, exh. cat. Duke University Museum of Art, New York, p. 2–21.
George Melrod, “Young at Art,” Los Angeles Times, November p. 10
Steven Litt, “Exhibition of Today’s Art is a Triumph,” Plain Dealer, November 14th, p. 61
Kristen M. Jones, “Basel 1999: the Swiss Art Fair Turns 30” Travel and Leisure May p. 132 (ill)
Robert Pincus, “World Class Exhibition,” San Diego Union Tribune November 21
Adrian Dannatt, “Old Masters of Tomorrow,” Art Newspaper, December
“Far Away, So Close,” Pittsburgh City Paper, Nov. 3rd
Sarah Kent, “Review,” TimeOut New York, p. 59
Simon Maurer, “Alle gegen alle und all emit allen,” Tages-Anzeiger June 17th
Peter Plagens and Corle Brown, “Hollywood’s Big Art Deal,” Newsweek December 6th, p. 79-80

Brooks Adams, Lisa Liebmann, “Nothing Left Undone,” Young Americans 2, exh. cat. The Saatchi Gallery, London, p. 3–9.
Richard Dorment, “A Brush with Young America,” The Daily Telegraph, London, August 26, p. 19.
Lisa Liebmann, “Laura Owens,” Artforum, New York, vol. 37, no. 4, December, p. 96.
Christopher Knight, “Art & Architecture, Year in Review,” Los Angeles Times, December 27, p. 64.
Laura Owens, “Contemporary Studio,* Interview with Monique Prieto, Frances Stark, and Jorge Pardo,” Cakewalk, Los Angeles, Spring/Summer, p. 10.
David Pagel, “Color Them Retro,” Los Angeles Times, August 16, p. 6, 61–62.
David Pagel, “New Sophistication in Owens’ Landscapes,” Los Angeles Times, October 23, p. F26.
Lane Relyea, “Virtually Formal,” Artforum, New York, vol. 37, no. 1, September, p. 126–133, 173.
Roberta Smith, “Laura Owens,” The New York Times, November 6.
Claudine Ise “Art Reviews,” Los Angeles Times, September 18, 1998

Lisa Anne Auerbach, “Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens and Frances Stark at Blum & Poe,” LA Weekly, no. 31, June 27–July 3, p. 57.
Martin Coomer, “Laura Owens,” Time Out, New York, November 12–19, p. 56.
Bruce Hainley, “Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark at Blum & Poe,” Artforum, New York, vol. 36, no. 3, November, p. 119–120.
Giovanni Intra, “Sharon Lockhart, Laura Owens, Frances Stark at Blum & Poe,” Flash Art International, Milan, vol. 30, no. 197, November/December, p. 76.
Rebecca Morris, “Programming Attitude: An Interview with Laura Owens,” LA Muscle, Los Angeles, vol. 11, no. 3, February–March.
Project Painting, exh. cat., Basilico Fine Arts & Lehman Maupin, New York.
Peter Schjeldahl, “La-la Band,” The Village Voice, New York, February 18, p. 91.
Peter Schjeldahl, “Painting Rules,” The Village Voice, New York, September 30, p. 97.
Chris Smith, “On the American Job (interview with Laura Owens),” New Art Examiner, Chicago, July/August, p. 33.
Roberta Smith, “Laura Owens,” The New York Times, April 18.
Martha Schwendener, “Laura Owens,” Time Out, New York, May 1–8, p. 37.
Jerry Saltz, “Regular, No Sugar,” TimeOut New York, February 27
X-Tra, Number 3, December, Los Angeles
Michal Ann Carsely, “Palace,” New Art Examiner, May

Roberta Smith, “Laura Owens,” The New York Times, February 2, p. C26.
Jerry Saltz, “Review,” TimeOut New York, September

Charles Morgan, “Gorgeous Politics,” Las Vegas Weekly, LasVegas, December 21.
Benjamin Weissman, “Openings: Laura Owens,” Artforum, New York, vol. 34, no. 3, November, p. 84–85.

Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Guggenheim Museum, New York
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska

Baloise Art Prize at Art 30 Basel 1999 (“Art Statements”)