Laura Vandenburgh has taught at the University of Oregon since 1998, serving as the Art Department Head from 2008 - 2014. In 2014, she received the UO Fund for Faculty Excellence award. Before joining the UO faculty, she held academic appointments at Syracuse University and Hunter College, CUNY. Vandenburgh received her MFA from Hunter College in New York City, following a BS in Zoology and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California at Davis.
Vandenburgh’s drawing-based work has been exhibited in New York, Toronto, Portland (OR), Seattle, Syracuse, Chicago, Montreal, including venues such as the Susan Hobbs Gallery; the Portland Art Museum; the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art; the Everson Museum; the James Harris Gallery; the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire; Hunter College; Lawrence University and Syracuse University. Recent exhibitions include Wolkenschauen, a traveling group exhibition in Germany, the solo show Thick Drawings at Ditch Projects in Springfield, Oregon and Constructs, a three person show at Disjecta in Portland. Her studio practice has been supported by awards from the Oregon Arts Commission, the Ford Family Foundation, the Ucross Foundation, the Ragdale Foundation, the Saltonstall Foundation and the University of Oregon.