Laura Ann Klopfenstein


b.1975, Lansing, MI

Lives & works in Austin, TX


I'm a mixed media artist.  Mother, friend, daughter, sister, aunt, supporter.  


I grew up in Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas. I am a mother of two children and work at The University of Texas at Austin with engineers who are addressing food-energy-water challenges.  I love to laugh and make things, and help people on their journey however I can. Most days, I have a twinkle in my eyes.


Self-taught artist

1997 University of Missouri, Communications

Gallery Affiliation

Jen Tough Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

Related Experience

2021Wild Lands book by Jen Tough Gallery

2021 IG Live Interview with Brook Hoffert, Curator MOCAN 

2020 Artist / Mother Podcast Crit Group

mentored by Pam Marlene Taylor, fiber artist and Gallery & Artist Residency Director of Stay Home Gallery & Residency


2021 - Amarillo Museum of Art Biennial-600: Justice, Equality, Race, Identity, juror Leslie Moody Castro

2021 - Brand 49 Annual National Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper, juror Marvella Muro

2021 - Museum of Contemporary Art Nashville TMP1, "Radical" Thoughts

2021 - Artist Alliance "Terrain" curated by Carol Dalton and Jen Tough

2020 - Artist Alliance "We the People" curated by Tamera Avery and Jen Tough

2020 - Artist Alliance "Rough Around the Edges" curated by Jen Tough

2020 - I Like Your Work Summer Juried Show "Congruence" curated by Bridgette Mayer

2020 - Stay Home Gallery, Week 12 "Soften" curated by Kaylan Buteyn and Pam Marlene Taylor

2017 - Cecile R. Hunt Gallery, "Lone Star", St. Louis, MO

2017 - Bouldin Creek Cafe Gallery, Austin, TX

2015 - East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

2014 - East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

2013 - East Austin Studio Tour, Austin, TX

2010 - Method Gallery, Austin, TX

2009 - Bouldin Creek Cafe Gallery, Austin, TX

2008 - Bouldin Creek Cafe Gallery, Austin, TX

2006 - South First Street Art Pop Up, Austin, TX

2003 - Guadalupe Arts Center Group Show, Austin, TX



Private Collections in Austin, TX; Columbia, MO; Durham, NC; Los Angeles, CA; Louisville, KY; New York, NY; Portland, OR; Santa Fe, NM ; St. Louis, MO;  Nashville, TN; Washington, DC

Grants & Awards 

2011 Hunting Prize Finalist

curated by Rachel Blackburn Cozad, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art; Carol Damian, Patricia and Philip Frost Art Museum; Julien Robson, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts