EDUCATION

2010   BFA, cum laude, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, NY
2009   AAS, cum laude, FIT, New York, NY
2003   The Illustration Academy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016   August Show, 17 Frost Gallery, New York
            Fridge Art Fair, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York
            Are You, Are You Not, 81 Christopher, New York
2015   Bushwick Open Studios, New York
            Runners Up Group Exhibition, The Greenpoint Gallery, New York
            Winter Grand Salon, The Greenpoint Gallery, New York
2013   KALEIDA Showcase, The Paper Box, New York
            Winter 2013 Exhibit, Perlow-Stevens Gallery, Columbia, MO
2012   Art Benefit for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Soho Gallery for Digital Art, New York
2010   Year of the Tiger, Cutler Salon, New York
2009   Art Bazaar, Lyons Wier Gallery, New York
            Everybody, Envoy Gallery, New York
            We Have Our Musics, Envoy Gallery, New York
2007   Crooked Mirror, Envoy Gallery, New York
            Summer Seething, Envoy Gallery, New York
2003   ICON3: The Illustration Conference, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
            Juried Illustrators Academy Student Exhibition, Anderson Gallery, Richmond, VA
            Student Scholarship Exhibition, Society of Illustrators, New York

AWARDS

2003   Effie Bowie Award for Excellence in Painting, Society of Illustrators, New York
            Scholarship to the Illustration Academy, Society of Illustrators, New York
            Honorable Mention, The Great Ben Franklin Portrait Contest, ICON3: The Illustration Conference, Philadelphia, PA

PRESS AND PUBLICATIONS

2016   Rose’s Summer of Arts & Dreams, Balboa Press (illustrator and co-author)
2014   TimeOut New York, #1 – The 30 Best Movie Posters of 2014 (images)

            MUBI’s The Notebook, The Best Movie Posters of 2014 (images)
            The Playlist, 20 Best Movie Posters of 2014 (images)
            Slant Magazine, 10 Best Movie Posters of 2014 (images)
            Be a Part Movement, Featured People: Laura Baran and Patricia Geremia of Arts & Dreams
            Apartment Therapy, Allison’s Silver Lake Charmer with a View
            The Huffington Post, Bushwick’s Street Art and Trendy Shops Make it the Next Hipster Hotspot in Brooklyn (images)
            Indiewire, Exclusive: Gorgeous Hand-Painted Poster for Robert Greene’s ‘Actress’
2013   Third Place Magazine, Illustrations by Laura Baran
            Columbia Daily Tribune, Works in PS:Gallery’s Winter Exhibit Let Viewers Gaze into Artists’ Process, Personality
2012   TimeOut New York, Dear Bushwick Review (images)
            GalleyCat, Arts & Dreams Book on Kickstarter
            Slush Pile Magazine, Featured Artist Laura Baran
2010   Adirondack Review
            Divine Revolution Magazine
2009   Miniature Garden, Book of Houseplants, Printed Matter
2006   Opium Magazine, “Interview with Painter Laura Baran” by James J. Williams III
2005   Elle, April 2005 (images)
2003   Student Scholarship Exhibition Catalog, back cover, Society of Illustrators
2002   Icon Magazine, Fashion Institute of Technology

AFFILIATIONS

Arts & Dreams, Organization providing empowering art workshops for kids, teens and adults, Co-founder
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention New York City Chapter, Board member 2012-13
The Memory Project, Contributing artist