Laura Roosevelt is a contemporary American artist whose work employs a wide range of media to explore themes of art history, individual and shared cultural identities, personal narratives, literature, philosophy, spirituality, and history.
Roosevelt’s practice embraces a wide range of media- including large scale paintings, steel sculpture, photography, drawing, and most recently installation. Roosevelt has a complex multidisciplinary practice that incorporates diverse materials rich with symbolism and her personal history. Her ponderings, her stories, her statements carry energy that gives her work its composition, form, color, structure, and texture. When all the components weave together the piece becomes charged with a palatable, powerful and perceived energy. It is then declared complete.
Roosevelt received degrees in art history and studio art from Denison University and a MA from New York University. Roosevelt worked at Sotheby’s in the Print and Latin American painting departments after completing her graduate studies. She is a member of Ken Burn’s Board of Directors: The Better Angels Society. Most recently she re-located her studio practice from the east coast to her hometown, Dallas, Texas. Roosevelt is also the great-granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Her work can be found in collections across the US, London, St. Barth’s and the Bahamas.