Laura Ross-Paul

 

Born
1950 Portland, Oregon
 

Education
1978 B.S. Arts—Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
1976 M.F.A. Painting—Portland State University, Portland, Oregon
1974 B.F.A. Painting—Fort Wright College, Spokane, Washington
1972-74 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
1968-70 Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Waterfalls, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2014 Urban Forest, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2012  Connect, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR History Lessons, Helzer Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
2010 Seasons, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR 
2009 Still Lives, Joanne Artman, Laguna Beach, CA
2008  Northwestopia, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Patterns of Light, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
2007 Laura Ross-Paul: The Allusive Self, curated by Jessica Hunter Larsen, Coburn Gallery, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (catalogue)
2006 Naked, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (catalogue)
2005 Pattern and Illusion, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2004 Connect, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003 Juggling, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

2002 Simple Geometry, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR2000 Markers, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR (catalogue)1999 Dances and Exorcisms, Froelick Gallery, Portland, ORRealism Into Abstraction, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA1997 Defying Gravity, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR (brochure)1996 The Emotion of Light, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WAHistory Lessons, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR1995 New Paintings, Grover/Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WARecent Work, Oils and Monotypes, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, ORStudies for the Light Rail Mural, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR1994 Collective Meditations, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, ORThe Five Senses: New Lithographs, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR1993 Laura Ross-Paul: Oil Paintings, Ceremonial Office of the Governor, Salem, OROil Paintings and Watercolors, Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, WA1991 Oil Paintings and Watercolors, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR1990 A Decade of Painting: 1981-1990, curated by Terri Hopkins and Paul Sutenin, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR, (catalogue)Paintings and Drawings, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR1988 Northwest Viewpoints: Laura Ross-Paul—Watercolors, curated by John Weber, Portland Art Museum, OR (catalogue) 1987 Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR1985 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR1984 Works Dealing with Nature and Dreams, Multnomah Art Center, Portland, ORThe Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR1983 New Paintings and Watercolors, The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR1982 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR 1981 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR1980 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR 1979 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR 1978 The Fountain Gallery, Portland, OR1977 Oregon State University—Honors Gallery, Corvallis, OR1976 Thesis Exhibition, Portland State University—Gallery 299, Portland, OR1974 Thesis Exhibition, Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA

 

 Group Exhibitions
2015 This Everlasting Valley: Willamette River Valley and Basin, Art About Agriculture 2015, Chehalem Cultural Center, Newberg OR & Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR
The Pacific Northwest Art Annual, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Healing through Art, Central City Concern, Old Town Recovery Center, Portland, OR
West Coast Biennial, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
2014 In Passionate Pursuit: The Arlene and Harold Schnitzer Collection and Legacy, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Large Inventory, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Ink This! Contemporary Print Arts in the Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, WA
2013 Winter's Shadow Cast by Light: Work from the Pacific Northwest, curated by Daniel Pake, 1078  Gallery, Chico, CA
Fire Department, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Creating Impressions:Printmaking in the Pacific Northwest, High Desert Museum, Bend, OR
2012  Large Inventory, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Artists of Oregon: 1940s To the Present,The Gallery at Pinckney Center, Prence Hall, Central Oregon Community College, Bend Oregon 
2011  Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years, Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art, Portland, OR
7 Days, 7 Artists, 7 Rings, online responsive exhibit conceived by Rebecca Campbell & Nicole Walker. Huffington Post, December, 2010
Women on the Verge, Joanne Artman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Album, 30th Anniversary portrait exhibit, Art GymMarylhurst, Marylhurst, OR
Los Angeles Art Show art fair, Joanne Artman Gallery booth, Los Angeles, CA
2009 Town and Country: Oregon at 150, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Considering Spring, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Super Heroes, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2008 Collaborations, Joanne Artman Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
UnExpected Watercolor, Trude Parkinson & Teri Hopkins, co-curators, The Lee Center for the Arts, Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA  
First Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Lake Oswego Chronicle Invitational, Lakewood Center
Modern Myths, 
MJ Higgins Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 
Modern Myths, 
Gray Area Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Representation, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
New Work, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
Women on the Verge, 7° (seven-degrees), Laguna Beach, CA
Landscape Now, Glenn and Viola Walters Cultural Arts Center, Hillsboro, OR
2006 Fourteen Artists/Fourteen Years: Mahaffey Fine Art, Dr Annette Dixon, curator, Portland Art Museum,
Portland, OR
Overlapping Lines, Mugoe Gallery, College of Design, University of Ulsan, Ulsan, Korea
2005 drawing(s) 40+ artists/200 works: A 25th anniversary exhibition, Terri Hopkins, curator, Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR
First Person: a juried group exhibition, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2005 Unexpected Watercolors, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, OR
2004  Opening Exhibition, Pacini Lubel Gallery, Seattle, WA
The Clown Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR  
Fifth Annual Realism Exhibit, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Winter Group Show, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR
2003 Building Traditions: Gifts in Honor of the Northwest Collection, Tacoma Art Museum, Rock Hushka, Curator, (Catalog), Tacoma, WA
Women by Women, Jenkins-Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Fifth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Print Arts Northwest, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR
Expectations, Pringle Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2002 Summer 2002, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
20th Annual Art About Agriculture, Oregon State University—Memorial Union Concourse Gallery, Corvallis, traveling to: High Desert Museum, Bend, OR; Klamath County Government Center, Klamath Falls, OR; Jurors: Humberto Gonzales, Ronna Neuenschwander, Martha Werhle (award)
Jenkins/Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, conjoined with San Francisco International Art Fair
Fourth Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
2001 Northwest Narrative: Portland, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, OR, Curator: Stuart Horodner
Visual Chronicle of Portland: 1985, University of Portland—Buckley Center Gallery, Portland, OR
Pressure Points: Recent Prints from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer & The Jordan & Mina 
Schnitzer Foundation
, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR (catalogue) traveling to: 
Hallie Ford Museum of Art—Willamette University, Salem, OR
Washington State University—Museum of Art, Pullman, WA (November 2002)
NW Women 2001, Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR
East Meets West, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR 
Printworks 2001, Seattle Arts Commission Gallery—Key Tower Building, Seattle, WA
Re Presenting Realism V, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY, Curator: John O'Hern (catalogue)
Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Fifth Anniversary Group Exhibition, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
ordinary extraordinary, Portland State University—Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR
Portland Artists: Past and Present, Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR (in celebration of Jack McLarty)
Winter Group Exhibit, Froelick Gallery, Portland, OR 
Art About Art, Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA, Curator: Marjorie Hirsch
Introductions, Seattle Art Museum—Rental Sales Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 Inaugural Exhibition, Portland Art Museum—Center for Northwest Art, Portland, OR
Arts in Oregon Council Millennium Invitational, State of Oregon—Capitol Gallery, Salem, OR
Wonder Women: 34 Amazing Oregon Women Artists, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA (catalogue)
Printwork, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
Winter Group Show, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR 
What Came First: New Beginnings, L&B Viewing Room, Portland, OR
PSU Alumni Exhibition, Portland State University—Autzen Gallery, Portland, OR 
1999 Talent, Alan Stone Gallery, New York, NY
Annual Holiday Show, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Faculty Exhibit, Portland State University—Fine and Performing Arts Gallery, Portland, OR
Pacific Rim Exhibitions: Oregon, Terrain, San Francisco, CA
Plant Forms, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
The Color of Dreams, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, OR
Artists Collect, L&B Viewing Room, Portland, Oregon, Curator: Nan Curtis
Self-Portrait Exhibition, Corvallis Arts Center, OR 
1998 Here & Now, tidbit, Portland, OR, Curator: Randy Gragg
Paper, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
1997 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo (award) traveling to Hallie Ford Museum of Art—Willamette University, Salem, OR
West Coast Painting and Sculpture, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
Printmakers of the Northwest, Vancouver School of Art & Academics, WA, Curator: Kristy Edmunds
Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo (award)
Cultural Exchange Exhibition, University of Ulsan School of Design, Ulsan, Korea (catalogue)
1996 One Year Later, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR
Painterly! Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA
XV Anniversary Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR 
Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds, Clark College—Archer Gallery, Vancouver, WA (publication)
1995 Northwest Women Artists, Seattle Convention Center—Friesen Gallery, WA 
Fences, Tri-Met West Side Light Rail—Washington Park Zoo Station, Portland, OR (catalogue)
1994 Northwest Print Council at the University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI (catalogue)
Intersections, Artquake, Portland, OR
Prints From West Coast Presses, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1993 Crosscut: The Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curators: Curators: Kristy Edmunds, 
John Weber, Prudence Roberts, Terry Toedtemeier
Monotypes, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
1992 Brenau College National Invitational Art Exhibition, Gainesville, GA, Juror: Leo Castelli
Northwest Tales, Anchorage Museum, AK, Curators: Dave Nichols and Ron Glowen (catalogue)
Master Alumni, State of Oregon, Salem, Curator: Mary Constans 
1991 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, traveling through 1992
10th Anniversary Exhibition, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Portraits from the Collection, Portland Art Museum, Curator: Prudence Roberts (brochure)
The Big and the Small of It, Portland Community College—Northview Gallery, OR, Curator: Cliff Michel
Women's' Show, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
Northwest Prints, Lower Columbia College—The Art Gallery, Longview, WA
As the War Ended, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR, Curator: Terri Hopkins
Monotypes: Unique Prints by Northwest and National Artists, Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR
PDX CVO, Oregon State University—Fairbanks Gallery, Corvallis, OR 
10th Anniversary Northwest Print Council, Portland Art Museum, OR 
1990 Faces, Figures, Gestures and Signs, Oregon Art Museum, Portland, Curator: John Weber
Visual Chronicle of Portland, Oregon Historical Society, Portland, OR (catalogue)
Small Works and Miniatures: Articulated Textures and Volume, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland
NW x SW: Painted Fictions, Palm Springs Desert Museum, CA, Curators: Katherine Plake Hough and Michael Zabien (catalogue) traveling to: 
University of Houston—Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX
Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA
Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, MT
1989 Northwest Print Council at Chicago Center for the Print, Chicago, IL
ArtQuake, Portland, OR, Curator: Mary Beebe
Invitational Print Exhibition, Lisa Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 Oregon Women '88, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, OR
West Coast Monotypes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Contemporary Landscapes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR 
1987 Oregon Biennial, Oregon Art Institute, Portland, Juror: James Demetrion 
Northwest '87, Seattle Art Museum, WA, Curator: Bruce Guenther 
Northwest Expressionism, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Mary Priester
Close to Home, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
1987 Invitational Monotypes, Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Art is the Center, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR
Watercolors, Shasta College, Redding, CA, Curator: John Harper
Oregon /Washington, Maryhill Museum of Art, WA, Juror: Claire Kelly
1986 Mt. Saint Mary's College Fine Arts Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, Juror: Bruce Richards
Color Print USA, Museum at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, Juror: Cornelia McSheehy (catalogue)
Mayor's Invitational Exhibition, City of Portland, Oregon—Office of the Mayor
Portland/BC, Northwest Print Council, Vancouver, BC
1985 Northwest Print Council, Cannon Beach, OR 
Portland Painting Now, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR (catalogue)
Oregon 2-D, Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR
Erotic Art Show, Northwest Artists Workshop, Portland, OR
New Impressions, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, Portland, OR (traveling)
1984 Landscape/Point of View, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
First Alumni Invitational Exhibition, Portland State University—Littman Gallery, Portland, OR
Faces, Portland Community College—Sylvania Gallery, OR
Seven Originals, Catlin Gable School, Portland, OR
Heathman Collection of Oregon Art, Elizabeth Leach, Portland, OR
ArtQuake, Portland, OR (invitational)
All Oregon Annual, State Fair, Salem, OR
Australian Show/Northwest Print Council, Portland, OR, traveling
Summer Faculty Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art—Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR
Summer Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
Description/Portrayal, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
Northwest Printmakers, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
1983 Print West, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art—Utah State University, Logan, UT
Northwest Printmakers, The Lawrence Gallery, Portland, OR
Los Angeles Print Society Invitational, El Camino College, Torrance, CA
Artquake, Portland, OR
Watercolor Oregon, University of Oregon—Visual Arts Resources, traveling
1982 New Realism, Stone Press Gallery, Seattle, WA
Art Wave, Portland, OR
Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR 
Faculty Show
, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts—Hoffman Gallery, Portland
Northwest Prints '82, Portland Art Museum, OR
Printmakers Annual, Mt Hood Community College, Gresham, OR
Faculty Show, Pacific Northwest College of Art—Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR 
1981 Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
ArtQuake, Portland, OR
1980 Representational Art, The Art Gym—Marylhurst University, OR
Group Show, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
1979 Open Studio Show, Studio 614, Portland, OR
1307 Galleries, Portland, OR
1978 Professional Women's National Conference Show, Seattle Convention Center, Seattle, WA
Portland State University, OR 
1976 Lutheran Business Collective, Salem, OR, traveling
Four, Mt Hood Community College, Portland, OR
New Views, The Fountain Gallery of Art, Portland, OR
Camera's Eye Gallery, Portland, OR
1975 Spokane Regional, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA, Curator: Mel Ramos 
Oregon Annual, Portland Art Museum, OR
Awards
2015  Juror’s Award: West Coast Biennuial, Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding California
2007 2007 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship award, Reed College, Portland, OR
2002 Carey and Glenn S Strome Agriculture Art Memorial Purchase Award, Oregon State University, 
Corvallis, OR, Jurors: Humberto Gonzales, Ronna Neuenschwander, Martha Werhle
1997 Juror's Award: Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, OR, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo
Juror's Award: Pacific Northwest Annual, Bellevue Art Museum, WA, Curator: Kathryn Kanjo
1980 Individual Artist Fellowship Recipient, Oregon Arts Commission, Salem, OR 

 

Corporate and Public Collections
4Culture, Seattle, WA
Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY
Bellevue Athletic Club, Bellevue, WA 
Bonnie Bronson Memorial Collection, Reed College, Portland, OR
Boutwell, Beard, Grimes, Portland, OR 
Central City Concern, Portland, OR
City of Portland—Multnomah County Portable Works
City of Portland—The Visual Chronicle
City of Seattle—Printworks 2001
Emanuel Hospital, Portland, OR 
Fine Arts Graphics, Tualatin, OR 
First Interstate Bank, Portland, OR 
Fort Wright College, Spokane, WA 
Frank Russell Company, Tacoma, WA 
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Salem, OR
Kaiser Permanente, Portland, OR 
Kaiser Permanente, Vancouver, WA
Lutheran Business Collective, Salem, OR
Management Compensation Group, Portland, OR
Mentor Graphics, Wilsonville, OR
Dr. Debbie Miller, Portland, OR
Mt. Hood Community College, Portland, OR
Multnomah Athletic Center, Portland, OR
Northwest Film Center, Portland Art Museum, OR
Ochoco Lumber, Prineville, OR
Oregon State - Bureau of Land Management, Eugene, OR
Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
Oregon State Capitol Art Collection, Salem, OR
Oregon State University, Corvallis—Art Department
Oregon State Univ, Corvallis—Art About Agriculture 
Portland Art Museum—Gilkey Center for Graphic Art
Portland Art Museum, OR
Portland Community College, Performing Art Center
Portland Community College, Cascade Campus, Portland, 
Portland State University, OR
Regional Arts & Culture Council, Portable Works Collectiion, Portland, Oregon
Salem Replacement Hospital, Salem, OR
Sheraton Hotel, Seattle, WA
State Capitol, Salem, OR
State Office Building, Pendleton, OR 
State Office Building, Portland, OR
State of Washington, Olympia, WA
Swedish Hospital, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Museum of Art, Tacoma, WA
U.S. Bank, Portland, Oregon
W Hotel, Seattle, WA
Wacker Chemical International, Portland, OR Commissions
2002 Join, Portland Art Museum—Gilkey Center for the Graphic Arts, OR, intaglio edition for the Patron Print
1998 Governor's Arts Awards, Oregon Arts Commission, series of oil paintings for the awards, painting for poster
1996 Harold and Arlene Schnitzer and the Claremont Hotel of Berkeley, California, six lithographs
1995 Tri-Met Westside Lightrail Zoo Station, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR, mural, 
Curator: Kristy Edmunds
1990 USA Network Movie—Spy, Hollywood, CA, series of paintings
1985 The Visual Chronicle, Metropolitan Arts Commission, painting documenting Portland, OR

 

Fellowships and Residencies
2013 Susan Cooley-Gilliom Artist Residency and Teaching (ART) Program, PlacerArts, Placer County, Roseville, CA
2007 Bonnie Bronson Fellowship 

 

Professional Experience
2007 Board of Directors, Portland Art Center, Portland, OR
All Oregon Annual, Oregon State Fair, Salem, OR, juror
1998-2001 Steering Committee, Portland State University—Art Department Alumni Assoc, OR
1997 Works of Faith, juror, First Presbyterian Church, Portland, OR
Student Art Show, juror, Portland Community College, OR
1996 Regional Arts and Culture Council—Project Grant Panelist, Visual Arts, Portland, OR
1994-1995 Metropolitan Arts Commission—Chair of Grant Panel: Multidiscipline Project Grants, Portland
1994-1995 Commissioner, Metropolitan Arts Commission, The City of Portland, OR
1994 Visual and Media Arts Panel, Metropolitan Arts Commission, Portland, OR
Advisory Artist—Arts-In-Education, Portland Public Schools, Portland, OR
William Jamison Scholarship—Inaugural Juror, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland
1993 Women in the Arts, juror, Center for the Performing Arts—Intermediate Theater, Portland, OR
1992 Founding Board Member: ART/NET, Portland, OR, non-profit arts resource/advocacy group
1990 Executive Committee Member, City of Portland, Oregon, Arts Plan 2000+
Arts Plan 2000+—Steering Committee, The City of Portland, OR
Artist Needs Task Force Leader for a major sub-division of the Arts Plan 2000+, Portland, OR
Undercurrents, curator, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR (catalogue)
1981-1984 Board Member, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, Portland, OR
1978-1980 Oregon Arts Institute—Advisory Committee Member, for the Four Conversations Series
1979 Artist-in-Residence, North Powder, OR, Sponsor: Oregon Arts Foundation 
Education Committee Member, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, OR
1976-1979 Co-Founder—Northwest Artists Workshop, alternative exhibit space, Portland, OR

 

 Teaching Experience
2007 Professional Practice – Senior Seminar, Portland State University, Portland, OR
1990-2007 The Figure, Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, Otis, OR
1996-2006 Advanced Painting: The Figure, Associate Professor of Painting, Portland State University, 
1994 Watercolor Monotype, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
1990-1995 Watercolor Monotype, Watermark Press, Portland, OR
1989-1991 Painting Class—Guest Teacher, Menucha Arts, OR
1989-1991 Watercolor Workshop, Marylhurst University—Lifelong Learning Center, OR
1986-1988 Life Drawing and Third Year Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
Painting and Drawing, Lewis and Clark College, Portland, OR
1986-1987 Advanced Painting Seminar, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland
1986-1987 Advanced Painting, Marylhurst University—Lifelong Learning Center, OR 
1983-1984 Painting/Basic Drawing; and Basic Drawing, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR 
1980-1984 Watercolor/Figure; Life Drawing; Drawing; and Watercolor and Portrait Painting, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR
1979-1985 Life Drawing; and Watercolors and Drawing, Oregon College of Art and Craft, Portland, OR
1976-1978 Painting; Drawing; Life Painting; and Life Drawing, Portland State University, OR
1974-1976 Painting, Oregon State Penitentiary, Salem, OR

 

2012  History Lessons, Helzer Gallery, Portland, OR
2007 Guest Artist, lecture in conjunction with Allusive Self exhibition, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
2002 Studio Visit, Portland Art Museum—Contemporary Arts Council, Portland, OR

 

2002 Art Explorers, Center for Northwest Art—Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2001 Culture and the Arts: Guest Speaker, Museum of the Oregon Territory, Oregon City, OR
Disciplined-Based Art Education: Featured Speaker, Summer Institute, Portland, OR, since 1989
2000 Issues Facing Women Artists Today, panelist, Marylhurst University, OR, Moderator: Lois Allan
Portland Arts and Artists Lecture Series: Art After Hours, Portland Community College, OR
1996 Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds: The Lives of 30 Artists Who Are Mothers, Clark College, Vancouver, WA, 
Marylhurst University/Lewis and Clark College: Senior Seminar, Portland, OR
1996 Spring Art Weekend, Clatsop Community College, Astoria, OR
1995 Guest Artist, Oregon State University, Corvallis, lecture and demonstration for advanced students
1994 Women and Art: Still an Issue?, Marylhurst University, OR, panelist, Moderator: Susan Fillin-Yeh
1994 Spiritual Aspects of Post-Modern Art, Mittleman Jewish Community Center, Portland, OR, panelist, Moderator: Loanne Rovinson Hill
A Moment for Art: Featured Artist, Portland City Club, OR 
Arts and Cultural Committee, keynote speaker, Portland City Club, OR
1993 Palm Springs Desert Museum Contemporary Art Council’s Art Tour, studio visit and lecture, Curator: 
Katherine Plake Hough, Portland, OR
1992 Carl Morris Retrospective—Lecturer/Tour Guide, Portland Art Museum, OR
100th Year Celebration: Guest Speaker for Impressionist Collection, Portland Art Museum, OR
1990 NW x SW—Featured Speaker, Palm Spring Desert Museum, CA
Laura Ross-Paul—A Decade of Painting, retrospective lecture, Marylhurst University, OR
1988 Northwest Viewpoints—Laura Ross-Paul: Watercolors, lecture, Portland Art Museum, OR
1979 Northwest Artists Workshop: Co-Founder, Portland, Oregon, since 1976

 

Books
2003 Artists of the West, Douglas Bullis, Schiffer Publishing
1996 Strong Hearts, Inspired Minds, Anne Mavor, Portland, OR
1995 Contemporary Art in the Northwest, Lois Allan, Craftsman House, Australia, pp 172-3
1992 Modernism and Beyond, Women Artists of the Pacific Northwest, Lois Allan, Midmarch Arts Press, New York, NY, p 107
Northwest Originals, Oregon Women & Their ArtLaura Ross-Paul: Watercolor Painting, Lois Allan, 
In Unison Publications, Portland, OR, pp 92-93
1990 The Visual Chronicle of PortlandVolume One: Acquisitions 1985-1989, Metropolitan Arts Commission, 
Portland, OR, Henk Pander essay, p 29

Catalogues
2011  Bonnie Bronson Fellows 20 Years, Lewis & Clark College, essay by Linda Tesner, pp. 13, 50
Art of the Time, Oregon’s State Capitol Art Collection, Oregon Arts Commission, p 59
2006 Naked, Froelick Gallery exhibit catalogue
2005 Pattern and Illusion, Froelick Gallery exhibit catalogue
2002 George Johanson: Artist's Portraits, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: Prudence Roberts
2001  Pressure Points, The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, OR, Essay: Elizabeth Anne Bilyeum
Third Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Re Presenting Realism V, Arnot Museum, Elmira, NY, Curator: John O'Hern
2000 Markers, Froelick Adelhart Gallery, Portland, OR, Essay: Jeffrey Wechsler
Wonder Women: 34 Amazing Oregon Women Artists, Marylhurst University, OR
Second Annual Realism Invitational, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, CA, p 12, Essay: Valerie 
Gladstone
1997 Oregon Biennial 97, Portland Art Museum, p 29, Essay: Kathryn Kanjo
1994 NWPC Print Invitational, University of Hawaii at Hilo—Campus Center Gallery
1993 Crosscut/Contemporary Art from Oregon, Portland Art Museum, OR
 

Articles continued
1991 Northwest Print Council Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, OR
1990 NW x SW: Painted Fictions, Palm Desert Museum
Laura Ross-Paul—A Decade of Painting, Terri Hopkins, Marylhurst University, OR 
Northwest Viewpoints: Laura Ross-Paul—Watercolors, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: John Weber
1987 Perspectives 9: Northwest Expressionism, Portland Art Museum, OR, Essay: Mary Priester
Northwest '87, Seattle Art Museum, WA
1986 Color Print USA, The Museum at Texas Technical University, Lubbock, TX
1985 Portland Painting Now, Marylhurst University, OR, Essay: Paul Sutinen Images, Marylhurst University, OR
1985 Watercolor Oregon, Visual Art Resources, Portland, OR

Periodicals and Videography
2009 Portland: Eco-Art Centralart ltd., speciel eco issue, March/April 2009, pp. 50 - 54
2005 One Review, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, Vol 31, Issue 28, May 18, p. 53
2004 One Review, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, 14 January, p. 43
2003 Year End 2002, Best figurative show: Laura Ross-Paul-Froelick Gallery, Richard Speer, Willamette 
Week, 
31 December
Calyx Journal, Corvallis, OR, volume 21, #1, Winter
2002 Gallery Hopping and Shopping: Oregon Artists Craft Great Holiday Gifts, Christina Melander, Travel Oregon, MEDIAmerica Inc, Salem, OR, Fall & Winter, p 12
2002 Oregon Art Beat, Oregon Public Broadcasting, Portland, OR, aired 11 April and 14 April
Art, Food & Fiber, Karrin Ellertson, The Bear Deluxe, ORLO, Portland, OR, #19, pp 10-11
2001 Portlandscape Artists, Lisa Lambert, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 12 December, p 65
World Report: Portland—Crossing Boundaries: East West Symposium in Print Art, Hidekki Kimura, Hanga Geijutsu, Tokyo, Japan, #114, Winter, pp 132-133
2001 Art Saves Lives! (Sort Of): On PICA's Visual Arts Flank, Steffen Silvas, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 
26 December, p 26
1998 Tidbit Gallery, Tiffany Broili, Anodyne, Portland, Oregon, May, volume 2, #8, p 41
1997 Ross-Paul, Mike Roberts, Untitled, Portland, OR, Issue #34, November, J
1996 Precarious MotionSeattle Weekly, Seattle, WA, 11 December
Ernest Bloch Composing, Jim Svejda, Oregon Symphony, Portland, 6 October (feature)
1995 Women's Art Between Selling and Changing, Cyndy Gillis, Reflex, Seattle, WA, February/March
1994 Laura Ross-Paul: Collective Meditations, Ted Lindberg, Reflex, Seattle, WA, December/January
Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Vern Jensen Jr., Oregon Magazine, Portland, OR, August/September
1993 Laura Ross-Paul at Francine Seders Gallery, Laura Lee Bennett, Reflex, Seattle, WA, Nov/Dec
Art in the Governor's OfficeOAC/NEWS, Salem, OR, Spring
1992 Laura Ross-Paul, Jean Hutton, Reflex, Seattle, WA, January/February
1990 Emotion and American Painting, Jae Carlson, Reflex, Seattle, WA, May/June 
Openings, Altered States, Alexandra Enders, Art and Antiques, March
NWXSW Mix and Match, Ron Glowen, Reflex, Seattle, WA, September/October
Figural Presences, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, July
Current: Laura Ross-Paul, A Decade of Painting, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 15 March
Best Bet, Ross-Paul's WorkThe Oregonian: Northwest Magazine, Portland, 11 March
Painting a Picture of the '90's, Lois Allan, NW Gallery Magazine, June
Experimental Art Show Should Arouse the Curious, A Halloran, The Downtowner, Portland, OR, 7 December
Visualizing Area's Art Future, Joan Herman, PANACH! Astoria, OR, 30 March 
1989 Laura Ross-Paul/Painter, Lois Allan, Women In UNISON, Portland, OR, August/September
1988 Capturing Woman's Essence, Lois Allan, Women In UNISON, Portland, OR, Fall, p 45
1987 The Outer Reaches of Expressionism, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, October 3
On the Rivers of the Mind, Lois Allan, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, February 7
Under Currents, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, March 12 
Chain Links, Renardo Barden, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, January 29 
1985 The Perils of Insularity, Ron Glowen, Artweek, Los Angeles, CA, September 21 
What's Wrong with Portland Painting Now? Anne Schmidt, Willamette Week, September
1985 Myopic Chronicles, Angie Jabine, Willamette Week, Portland, OR, 31 October
1982 Fountain Gallery Displays LC Professor's WorkPioneer Log, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR, 15 April
1981 Artquake Lure for Galleries, Andy Rocchia, Oregon Journal, Portland, 10 September 
1978 Personalized Style, Palette, Inspire Artist, CS Vijayakekshimi, The Vanguard, Portland State University, OR, 14 April
1977 Laura Ross-Paul: Art Lost - Art Found, MJ Paulsen, Spectrum Magazine of the Arts, Portland, OR, 
Summer, volume 1, #3
ArtQuake Provides Showcase for Lesser Known Artists, Andy Rocchia, Oregon Journal, Portland, OR, 
23 September
1976 Welcome to Seven Young Artists, M.J. Paulsen, The Downtowner, Portland, OR, 23 August

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2014 The Best Visual Art of 2014,  Best Mixed Media, Richard Speer, Willamette Week, Dec. 24, 2014
2010 Laura Ross-Paul at Froelick Gallery, Richard Speer, Visual Art Source (www.visualartsource.com)
2009 Artist Profile: Laura Ross-Paul, Roberta Carrasso, ArtLtd, November
2007 Bonnie Bronson award announcement, D.K,’s Hot SheetThe Oregonian, Portland, OR, 20 April
2006 On Display, a Passion for Prints, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, December
Shows of Note, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 3 November
2006 Expression of FormPortland State Magazine, Fall issue
Life Interrupted (image of “Wings”), Riviera, Orange County, September issue
2006 Work is ‘In’, Roberta Carasso, Orange County Register, 15 June
2002 OSU Display Offers Agricultural Art, Connie Petty, Corvallis Gazette-Times, Corvallis, OR, 22 March
Unusual Program Blends Music, Art, David Stabler, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 14 September, C7
2001 The Buzz That Was: October 13, November 1The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 28 December, A&E, pp 6-10
2001 The Frame Game: "East Meets West" at Froelick Gallery, Stan Hall, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 
14 October, p F10
Print City: Froelick Gallery, Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 9 October, E1
Art Within Art Offers Hints of Masterpieces, Annie Pierce Rusunen, The Columbian, Vancouver, WA, 
D1-D3
Galleries, Pick Hit: Art About Art at Archer GalleryThe Oregonian, Portland, OR, 18 February
First Thursday: Jack McLarty's Singular, Sometimes Spiny Vision Forms the Core of a Showcase of Portland Artists, Bob Hicks, The Oregonian, Portland, 27 April, A&E, p 56
2000 A Painter’s Passage, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 2 November, E1, E5
Laura Ross-Paul: Taking Chances, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 21 May, F2
1999 Technical Gems, D.K. Row and Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 16 July, p 66
What Summer Doldrums?: This Month’s First Thursday Gallery Exhibits Offer a Sizzling Palette of Shows, D.K. Row, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 5 August, pp E1, E4
1998 1997 Expands the Spectrum of the Local Art Scene, Randy Gragg, Oregonian, Portland, OR, 2 January, 
p 53
1997 Ross Paul on Ross Paul, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, November, E1
Out on a Limb: The Portland Art Museum Offers a Surprising View of the State’s Best Art,
Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 August, pp 62-63 (cover illustration)
Pleasant Changes Enrich BAM’s Annual Show, Matthew Kangas, Seattle Times, WA, 6 July
A Chance To Shine in Bellevue, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post Intelligencer, WA, 7 August, C1-C2

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1996 Gallery Walk: Laura Ross-Paul, Robin Updike, Seattle Times, WA, 12 December, p 80
Clarity: The Eyes Have It, Megan McMorran, The Oregonian, Portland, 12 January, 16-17
1995 Conveying Emotional States Through Figurative Narration, Michelle Pappas, After Hours/Barometer
14 February, A&E
Heroic Emotions Fill OSU ExhibitionCorvallis Gazette Times, Corvallis, OR, February 17 
Abstract Constructionists, John Foyston, The Oregonian, Portland, 4 June
A Flawed but Welcome Look at Northwest Art, Randy Gragg, Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 October, E1- E4
1994 Laura Ross-Paul's Work Comes in Loud and ClearThe Oregonian, Portland, 23 October
The Yin & Yang of Painting, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 6 October, A&E
Luminous Landscapes Explore Communion with Nature, Michele Sung, The Daily Vanguard, 5 October
1993 State of the Art, the Art Museum's Crosscut, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 18 July, D1-D6
Individualists’ Styles Share the Spotlight in Show of Women Artists, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post  Intelligencer, WA, 19 January, pp D3-D4
1991 Paintings by Laura Ross-Paul, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, 13 December
Artists' Work Show True Response to War, Jon Larson, Lake Oswego Review, OR, 1 April
The Big and Small of It, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 March
Make Art, Not War, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 14 April
1990 Galleries Celebrate Human Figure in March, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, 1 March
Art About Town, Randy Gragg,  The Oregonian, Portland, 15 March
Spring Splash, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 March, H28
Two of a KindThe Oregonian, Portland, OR, 21 March
Show's Sloppy Makeup Smear the Integrity of Regional Artwork, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian
Portland, OR, 7 May
Looking Inward, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 3 June
Plenty of Art for Art's Sake, Randy Gragg, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 30 November
1988 1987's Achievements in the Visual Arts a Reminder of PCVA's Status in Limbo, Barry Johnson, 
The Oregonian, Portland, January 1 
Critic's Choice - West Coast MonotypesThe Oregonian, Portland, OR, January 29
The Utopian View of Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, 20 May, p E24
Water Works: Ross-Paul’s Sense of Renewal, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, 6 June
Directions Divergent for Landscape Artists, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 12 August 
Galleries Growth Dramatic Around Portland, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 30 Dec
1987 Critic's Choice—Close to Home, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 9 January
Visual Arts: Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 19 February
The Changing Direction of Artists, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 6 March Undercurrents Explores Human Drama, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 27 March
Critic's Choice—Seattle Art Museum, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 3 July
The Seattle Art Museum, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 31 July
NW '87 Is Startling Collection of Current and Diverse Regional Art, Regina Hackett, Seattle Post  Intelligencer, WA, 3 August
SAM Includes Oregon Artists’ Works, Deloris Targan, Seattle Times, 6 August, B1-B4
West Coast Watercolors at CollegeRecord Searchlight, Redding, CA, 29 August
Expressionists Blooming For Fall, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 30 August 
1986 Critic’s Choice—Laura Ross-Paul, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 9 January
Rain Show, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 28 March
Bright Mood Marks Last Fountain ShowThe Oregonian, Portland, 24 June
Fountain Closing Spurs Changes, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 4 July
Museum Effort to Rectify Impression, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 15 August
PCVA Promises Year of Whimsical Exhibitions, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 15 August
First Thursday Arrives at Last, Barry Johnson, The Oregonian, Portland, 29 September

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1984 Heathman to Display Collection of Northwest Art, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 27 July
Faces Explores Psychological Portraiture, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, 14 February, C4
1982 Fountain Gallery Displays Lewis & Clark Professor's WorkThe Oregonian, Portland, 14 February
Northwest Prints, Alan Hayakawa, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, October 15 
1980 All Oregon Art Show Promises Exciting Exhibits, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, OR, 22 August
1976 New Work, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, 2 June 
A Young Woman in Hong KongThe Oregonian, Portland, OR, p 11
1975 Realism Show, Beth Fagan, The Oregonian, Portland, 21 December

Artist Bio

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Brian Marki Fine Art & Framing is located at 170 East Arenas Road, between South Indian Canyon Drive and South Palm Canyon Drive. 

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