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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

2022 Texas Observer magazine cover, July/August

2022 Artsy Shark Artist Feature

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


2022 - Artist Alliance "Nocturnal"featured on Artsy, curated by Jen Tough

2022 - Method Hair Gallery, "Food + Body + Suggestion"

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 Hair 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

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