LAUREL FARRIN is an artist making abstract paintings, drawings and videos using visual structures of comedy-incongruity, awkwardness and disruption, to elicit empathy for human predicaments. Farrin splits her time between Iowa City and New York. She is Associate Professor and Chair of Painting and Drawing at the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa. Select exhibitions include Hallwalls (Buffalo, NY); Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM); The Corcoran Gallery of Art (Washington DC); The Bronx River Art Center (New York, NY); the Des Moines Art Center (Des Moines, IA); Lesley Heller Gallery (New York, NY); Columbia University’s Teacher College; and Long Island University; among others. Farrin was an Artist-in-Residence at the Roswell Museum and Art Center (Roswell, NM); Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY); The MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH); among others. She received a BFA from Ohio University and an MFA from the University of Maryland.