Education

MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2005
BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD magna cum laude, 2003
Burren College of Art, Co Clare, Ireland, 2002

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Time Enough, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Driving, 1946—2006, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
2009 Wedding Heads, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Davis Projection, Harper College, Palatine, IL
2008 Some Screens, Old Gold Exhibitions and Events, Chicago, IL
2007 Davis, Giftshop Project Space, Chicago, IL
2007 April of ’92 and Other Months, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2006 Videotape and Mirrors, Three Seasons Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions and Fairs

2010 Fog: A Spring Group Show, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Art Club, Half/Dozen Gallery, Portland, OR
2009 Artists Run Chicago, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL
2008 Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer?, Curated by Anthony Elms and Philip von Zweck, Alogon Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008 NEXT Fair, Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
2006 Spun from the Web, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
2006 Nova Young Art Fair, VIDEO+FILM, Chicago, IL
2005 Experiment 400/5, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL
2005 Instillation Collective, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2005 Representations, Contemporary Art Workshop, Chicago, IL
2005 SAIC MFA Thesis Exhibition, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
2005 Nova Young Art Fair, Bucket Rider, Chicago, IL
2004 Group Show, Gallery 2, Chicago, IL
2004 Winner’s Circle, The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
2004 The Stray Show, Curated by Scott Reeder, Chicago, IL
2004 Annual Juried Show, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2003 MICA Commencement Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2002 MICA Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, Baltimore, MD
2002 Poster Invitational, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2002 Nowhere Nothing, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2002 3×3, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD

Curatorial Projects

2007-2008 Director, Giftshop Project Space, Chicago, IL
2001-2003 Co-Director, H. Lewis Gallery, Baltimore, MD
Collaborative curatorial effort; presented solo and group artistic exhibitions, musical performances, and a lecture program in a storefront gallery

Selected Bibliography

Grabner, Michelle. “Can Bigfoot Get You a Beer?” Artforum.com. 21 Oct 2008.
Eler, Alicia. “Closing Time.” Time Out Chicago 26 Jun. 2008: 59.
Image from “Some Screens.” Chicago Reader 17 April 2008: 93.
Stabler, Bert. “Laura Mackin.” Time Out Chicago 27 Dec. 2007: 72.
Foumberg, Jason. “Eye Exam: West Side Dispatch.” Newcity Chicago 18 Dec. 2007.
Sondak, Justin. “Deck the Halls with Local Art.” Centerstage Chicago. 7 Dec. 2007.
McKinnon, John. “Carl Baratta and Laura Mackin.” Time Out Chicago 22 June 2006: 89.
Camper, Fred. “A Real Looker.” Chicago Reader 9 June 2006, sec. 2: 22.
Hoffman, Ezara. “Carl Baratta and Laura Mackin.” Flavorpill Chicago. 30 May 2006.
Weinstein, Michael. “Laura Mackin.” Newcity Chicago 23 May 2006.

Awards & Lectures

Visiting Artist, MCA Teacher’s Institute, Chicago, IL, 2010
Visiting Artist, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN, 2009
Visiting Artist, Harper College, IL, 2009
Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, Community Arts Grant, Chicago, IL, 2009
Panelist, Spun from the Web, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2006