(b. 1986, USA)


2021 Master of Fine Arts in Painting + Drawing, The Art Institute of Chicago

2015 Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies, DePaul University
2013 Master of Arts in New Media Studies, DePaul University
2008 Bachelor of Fine & Applied Arts in Painting, University of Illinois School of Art + Design
2003 Early College Program, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago


  • Anna Wintour Double-Crossing Her Legs, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2018

  • Housewives Pointing Fingers, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2017

  • The Olsen Twins Hiding From The Paparazzi, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2016

  • Laura Collins Solo Exhibition, Gallery 2622, Milwaukee, WI, 2014


  • 3rd Annual Portrait Exhibition, Elephant Room, Chicago, IL, 2018

  • Anatomy of an Icon: A Tribute to Grey’s Anatomy, THNK1994 Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 2018

  • David's Dead! THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2018

  • Celebrities Smoking in the Bathroom at the Met Ball, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2018

  • The Moon is a Planet, Darling, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2018

  • Warm & Fuzzy: A Solo Exhibition by Laura Collins, Night Light Studios, Chicago, IL, 2018

  • 2nd Annual Portrait Exhibition: You, Me, and Everyone Else, C.C's Art Garage & Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2017

  • Nicole Richie's BBQ, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2017

  • A Celebration of Kim Cattrall, THNK1994 Museum, New York, NY, 2017

  • A Juxtaposition of Spring, Soho House, Chicago, IL, 2017

  • Nasty Women Art Chicago, Moonlight Studios, Chicago, IL 2017

  • Making Visible, Awakenings Foundation, Chicago, IL 2017


  • Illinois Art Educator Exhibition, University of St. Francis Art Gallery, Joliet, IL, 2015

  • Who's Afraid of Feminism, Woman's Caucus for Art, New York, NY, 2015

  • The Mark on the Wall, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 2015

  • The Light Inside the Bell Jar, Sulfur Studios, Savannah, GA, 2015

  • Voices, National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY, 2015

  • Widening The Cycle, Suffolk University, Boston, MA, 2015

  • Prism Walls, Loyola University Newhart Promenade, Chicago, IL, 2015

  • The "F" Word: Feminism Now, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2014

  • The Wide Open, Roman Susan Annex, Chicago, IL, 2014

  • Collage Exhibition, (SCENE) Metrospace, East Lansing, MI, 2014

  • FemInArtScene, Carlton Studios, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 2014

  • SKIN, The Gallery On The Corner, London, UK, 2014

  • Wastelands, 313 Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, 2014

  • Yoko Ono Fan Club, University of Buffalo Visual Studies Gallery, Buffalo, NY, 2014

  • Human Rights? Ex Convento Dei Francescani Neri, Specchia, Italy, 2013

  • Exoskeleton, The B.S. Gallery, 220 W. Benton St. Iowa City, IA, 2010

  • BFA Exhibition, Krannert Art Museum University of Illinois at Champaign, IL 2008

  • Towards Emptiness, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL, 2006


2018  Illustrator, RuPaul's Drag Race Weekly Episode Recaps, Condé Nast, Them. 

2013-2017  Adjunct Professor, Beginning Sketching & Drawing, Triton College, River Grove, IL
2014  Creative Sabbatical, Ragdale Artists’ Community, Lake Forest, IL
2013  Digitization of Collage Art, Digital Archives Symposium, Lecturer, DePaul Museum of Art, Chicago, IL