Laura Funk
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  • Las Cruces, NM
  • United States
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Funks Art
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Art Interests
Art History, Arts Ministry, Drawing, Glass Arts, Iconography, Mixed Media, Museum/Gallery, Painting, Photography, Public Art, Sculpture, Theology, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
I seek to speak God's truth and beauty through art and hope to inspire contemplation through my work. Combining a life history of performing arts, seminary education, and fine art education and practice, I hope to make art worthy of inclusion in sacred space, wherever it may be. Mediums include painting (oil, watercolor, acrylic), mosaic, mosaic on sculpture or furniture, multi-media sculpture, stained glass, and installation design. MA Theology, University of the South, Studio Art/Art History at NMSU, extensive self-training, extensive international museum study.
Accomplishments / CV
Laura S Funk
5125 Rock House Rd., Las Cruces, NM 88011
(575) 405-0022

2011-2012 BFA Studio Art & Art History courses, NMSU, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
2005 MA Theology “optimum meres”, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, USA.
Thesis: Sacred Space: How the Art and Architecture of our Houses of Worship Both Reflect and Influence the Communities that Use Them”
2004 BS Religion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, USA.
1989 AA Modern Dance, Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA, USA.

Juried Fine Art Shows/Exhibitions:
2013 Franciscan Fine Art Festival, Holy Cross Retreat Center, Las Cruces, NM, USA.
2012 Thresholds Exhibition, Gallery St. Michael, Albuquerque, NM, USA.

2013 Oil painting on canvas. 20” x 38”. “The Three Crosses“ (Las Tres Cruces). NM, USA.
2012 Large scale painting/multimedia piece for downtown Houston, TX, USA public live event/concert. Acrylic and iron rail road spike on plywood; 3’x7’.
2008 Large scale, outdoor public art on Main Street. Painting of acrylic on steel, approx. 6’x5’.
Commissioned by St. James’ Episcopal Church, Mesilla Park, NM, USA.

Private Collections:
2014 Mosaic (glass) on wood, 12”x12” “Victory”. Bp. Laish Boyd, Bishop of Bahamas & Turks & Caicos. Nassau, Bahamas.
2014 Wall mural, acrylic on concrete, 10’x16’ “Sis Shirl & Cop”. Crooked Island, Bahamas.
2014 Sculpture (desert wood, stained glass, copper), 4”x10” ”Iguana”. NM, USA.
2013 Mosaic (smalti, glass, copper) on wood, 2D, 12”x12” “Busted Halo”. Busted Halo Sirius/XM Radio offices, NY, NY, USA.
2013 Mosaic (smalti, stones, seashell) on wood, 12”x12” “Canterbury Cross”. Private, Belgium.
2013 Oil painting on panel. 22” x 30”. “The Judas Kiss”. Private, NM, USA.
2013 Multimedia sculpture. 17”x15”. Desert wood, copper wire, stained glass, solder, copper nails. Crucifix. Private, NM, USA.
2013 Set of wood side tables with drawers and shelf. Top has continuous design in mosaic of the Rio Grande River Gorge. 48”Lx14”Wx30”H. Porcelain vintage tiles, glass tiles, polished geode slabs, sanded grout, stained and varnished wood tables. Private, NM, USA.
2013 Sculpture. 16” x 14”. Desert wood, glass beads, aluminum wire. Cross. Private, NM, USA.
2012 Large scale multi-media painting, “the Feat of Peace”. Acrylic, iron, on wood. 3’x7’. Ecclesia Church, Houston, TX, USA.
2009 Mosaic on board. 6”x8” cross. Glass smalti, polished stones, sanded grout, acrylic paint. Private, NM, USA.
2005 Mosaic on wood. 16”x16”. Outdoor installation. Seashells, glass tile, ceramic tile, sanded grout. FL, USA.

Public Art Projects:
2012 Agave Arts (Glenn Schwaiger) outdoor mosaic production/installation for
Downtown Las Cruces Association, Downtown Mall mosaic corridor installation. Las Cruces, NM, USA.

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