artist's portrait

Born in New York City, NY
Prior to her career in fine art, Laurene authored, and in one volume also illustrated, sixteen popular picture books for children. She has broad academic and professional experience in education, the arts, and children's cognitive development.


Harvard University Cambridge, MA Ed.D
Columbia University New York, NY M.A.
Cornell University Ithaca, NY B.S.
High School of Music and Art New York, NY

Residencies and Grants

A.I.R. Vallauris
Vallauris, France
Invited for one month as
an artist in residence

Galerie Huit Arles, 2022
Arles, France
Invited for one month as an artist in residence

American Academy in Rome, 2019
Rome, Italy
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program
welcomed the artist for a month long residency.

Moulin à Nef 2018
Auvillar, France
Invited for four weeks as a visual artist

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 2017
Amherst, Virginia
Invited for four weeks as a visual artist

American Academy in Rome 2015
Rome, Italy
The Visiting Artists and Scholars Program
welcomed the artist for a month long residency.

CAMAC 2012
Marnay-sur-Seine, France
Funded in part by a grant from the Tenet Foundation

Apothiki Art Center 2010
Paros, Cyclades, Greece
Funded in part by a grant from the Lighton International Artists
Exchange Program, a Project of the Kansas City Artists Coalition

Affiliations and Awards

Salmagundi Art Club New York
New York Artists Circle
National Association of Women Artists
Copley Society of Art
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Katonah Museum Artists Association
Organization of Independent Artists 2003-08
DeCordova Museum Corporate Loan Program 2003-07
Faber-Birren National Color Show Award 2003
Fall Director's Award, Copley Society of Art 2003

Selected Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions include:
2022   Shelf Life: The Art of Laurene Krasny Brown, Olde Hope, New York, NY
2021   Toying (Again) with the World, Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, NY
2019   Fine and Applied Paper Art, Artist’s Studio, Vineyard Haven, MA
2019   Discrete Measures, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2018   Le Mur Mûr (Ripe Wall), Moulin à Nef, Auvillar, France
2017   Homage à l'Orange, VCCA, Amherst, VA
2015   Assisted Migration, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
2015   Sanctuary of the Square, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
2014   At the Playhouse, Martha's Vineyard Playhouse, Vineyard Haven, MA
2014   Toying with the World, American Primitive Gallery, New York, NY
2013   Greek Revival, Boston Private Bank and Trust, Boston, MA
2011   Another Island: "It's all Greek to me!" Shaw Cramer Gallery,
Vineyard Haven, MA
2010   Precious (and Not So Precious) Things, Apothiki Art Center, Paros, Greece
2009   Laurene Krasny Brown, American Primitive Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Preaching Paper, Gallery at First Parish, Weston, MA
2006   Third Floor, Charlesmark Hotel, Boston, MA
2006   Laurene Krasny Brown, Shaw Cramer Gallery, Vineyard Haven, MA
2005   Paper Route, Copley Society of Art, Boston, MA
2002   Constructs - Two Person Show, Gallery of Graphic Arts, New York, NY
2001   Paper Work, Stephen Score Gallery and Antiques, Boston, MA

Group Exhibitions include: Salmagundi Art Club, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Piano Craft Gallery, Denise Bibro Fine Art, Harlem School of the Arts, Simmons College, Andrew Edlin Underground, Gallasia Associazione di Donne, Danforth Art Museum, Hammond Museum, Brian Morris Gallery, Fresco Decorative Paint, Washington Square East Gallery, New York School of Law, New York Public Library Riverside, Organization of Independent Artists, Brickbottom Gallery, Muskat Studios, Harvard University Club, Etherington Fine Art, Gallery of Graphic Arts, Bromfield Gallery, Della Piana Gallery, Arts and Business Council of Boston, Featherstone Center for the Arts, and European Artists Association.

For a more complete listing, click here.

Selected Collections

A.I.R. Vallauris
Andrea Spooner
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goldenberg
Mr. and Mrs. James Cole
Linda Lipsett and Jules Bernstein
Dawn Bradford-Watt and Robert Watt
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Miller
Mark Reisman
Joyce Tadler
Lauren Durst
Merck Research Labs
Wellington Management
South Shore Conservatory
Martha's Vineyard Hospital
Partners in Design
Stephen Score Antiques
Willis Henry Auctions
Meringoff Equities
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ashworth
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crovitz
Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Young
Marni Roberts
Peggy Koenig
Nick Swift and Lyn Shakespeare
Jan Whitlock
Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hoffman
Maegan Walton
Thea Duell and Peter Cook
Judy Mann and David Konig
Amy Gadney


Brown, Laurene Krasny. “Personal Space: One Artist’s Notes on Visiting an Art Fair”, The Magazine Antiques (Summer 2023)

Cerio, Greg. “Kissing Cousins: The Art of Laurene Krasny Brown at Olde Hope,” (April 2022)

Hollander, Stacy C. “Paper: A Love Story,” Exhibition Catalog for Shelf Life: The Art of Laurene Krasny Brown Olde Hope (Spring 2022)

“Toying with the World: Works by Laurene Krasny Brown,” Heritage: The Magazine of Fenimore Art Museum and Farmers Museum, Vol. 36 (Spring 2021)

“Feature,” CreativPaper Magazine, (August 2019)

"Interview," CreativPaper Magazine, (Winter 2018)

Scher, Robin. "Paper Wings through Open Doors,"
Brut Force, (February 2016)

Savory, Susan. "Laurene Krasny Brown Talks with Susan Savory,"
Martha's Vineyard Arts and Ideas (Early Summer 2014)

Lambert, Craig. “Montage: The Art of Paper,”
Harvard Magazine
(September-October 2012)

Robards, Brooks. “Featherstone Plans Artist Open Studio Tour,”
MV Times (September 2012)

Waring, Pat. “Show to Highlight Many Personalities of Handmade Paper,”
MV Times (September 2012)

Tutko, Nancy. “A Couple with Vision,”
Martha’s Vineyard Magazine (May-June 2011)

Anton, Aarne. “Laurene Krasny Brown Show in New York City,”
Antiques and the Arts Weekly (April 2009)

“Laurene Krasny Brown Work at American Primitive Gallery,”
Antiques and the Arts Weekly(March 2009)

“Paper Inspires Laurene Krasny Brown,” Vineyard Gazette (April 2007)

Bowen, Arlene. “The Artful Cottage,” La Vie Claire (Spring 2006)

Fife, Meredith Day. “Laurene Krasny Brown: Paper Route,”
Art New England (December-January 2006)

Wilson, Jennifer. “Body and Soul: A Blank Canvas,”
Traditional Home (November 2006)

Feinberg, Jody. “Artist Takes New Route in Artistic Expression,”
The Patriot Ledger (September 2005)

Guralnick, Estelle Bond. “Sign: A Cut Above,”
Boston Globe (September 2005)

McQuaid, Cate. "Rewards are Immediate in Art for Art's Sake,"
Boston Globe (September 2005)

“Calendar,” The Improper Bostonian (September-October 2005)

“On the Cover,” Gallery Guide: New England (September 2005)

“Sidekick,” Boston Globe (September 2005)

Herrara, Camilla. “Coloring their World: Annual Art Show is All About Hue,”
The Advocate, Serving Stamford and Greenwich CT
(October 2003)

McCabe, Bruce. “Names and Faces: Popular Paperwork,”
Boston Globe (June 2001)

“New Exhibit of Collages is Benefit for Disaster Fund,”
Vineyard Gazette (October 2001)