Kerry St. Laurent is a visual artist from Western Massachusetts who lingers in the spaces between realism and abstraction, chaos and meticulous detail. Life-curious and death-casual, her mixed-media work references nature, mapping, microbiology, architecture and memory, deconstructing the subjective lens and presenting impermanence as the grand unifier. She has recently focused on response work and collaboration with artists of different mediums, specifically writers and musicians. Her work has been exhibited locally and nationally and she has served as Artist-in-Residence at Hot Springs and Isle Royale National Parks. She teaches drawing, color theory, and design at Western New England University.
Kerry received her BFA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2004), and her MFA from the University of Hartford (2006), both with a concentration in painting. To gain a broader understanding of administration and pedagogy, she completed her EdD with a concentration in higher and postsecondary education in 2017. Her doctoral research investigated technology integration and higher order skills-building in introductory studio art curricula for non-majors.
Read her interview about process and purpose in The Creative Independent here.
View a virtual tour of her October 2021 exhibition "Reflex" at Gallery A3 here.
Contact Kerry to inquire about consulting services or commissions; request an exhibition record or full teaching portfolio.
Click here to view her dissertation summary, "Student Perspectives of a 21st Century Approach to Introductory Studio Art Curriculum at Western New England University: An Action Research Study."