2010    MFA University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

2008   BFA California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA


Solo Exhibitions

2019    The Game of Patience, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA 

2017    Between You and Me, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY 

2015    Reap the Whirlwind, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2013   Viper Kingdom, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY 

2012    First Blush, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

2011    Milk and Honey, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 


Group Shows


Un/Raveling: A Collective Mourning, Harold J. Miossi Gallery, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA 


Untitled Art Fair, Luis De Jesus, Miami, FL 

The Vision Board, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Three Years: The Davyd Whaley Foundation, Castelli Art Space, Los Angeles, CA 

Narrative Painting in Los Angeles, Craig Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

ALAC, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA 

Dream House vs. Punk House (+Cat House), Serious Topics, Los Angeles CA 


Three Artists, CabadaGray Gallery, Ventura CA

The Sewing Circle: Feminine Narratives, Seaver Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Faculty Triennial, Cal Poly University Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA 

Herself, Girlhood in Stop-Motion, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA

Evolver, LA Louver, Santa Monica,CA 
Book Club: Speed Boat, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles, CA


Love Poems, Basement Projects, Santa Ana, CA

Four Artists, Paul Loya Gallery, Culver City, CA

 Hot Time, Summer in the City, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Werewolf, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Introspective, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY

2015  Untitled, BravinLee Programs, Miami, FL

Better Far Pursue A frivolous Trade By Serious Means Than A Sublime Art Frivolously, Fine Arts Gallery CSU LA, CA


Art Watch 2014: Young Careers- SB to Greater LA, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

Staring Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB, AD&A Museum UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA


Untitled, BravinLee Programs, Miami, FL 

Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Santa Monica, CA

Works on Paper, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA 

Some Fine Women, Vast Space Projects, Las Vegas, NV


 Seven, BravinLee Programs, Miami, FL

Virtual Boundaries, Craft Alliance, St. Louis, MO

Do not go Gently, LA City College, Los Angeles, CA


The Feminine Canvas, Beacon Arts, Inglewood, CA

Pieceable Kingdom, curated by David Pagel, Beacon Arts, Inglewood CA

Genesis, Cuesta College Art Gallery, San Luis Obispo, CA

Face Off, Zroboli Gallery, Chicago, IL


 C.F.E, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

Test Pattern, McNish Gallery, Oxnard College, Oxnard, CA

 Visual Spectrum, Santa Barbara University Art Museum, Santa Barbara, CA


Official Vision Quest, Gallery 1434, University of California Santa Barbara, CA 

Grand Narrative, University of California Santa Barbara, CA

Another Year Another Fire, University of Santa Barbara, CA


Selected Bibliography 


Ollman, Leah. “Tilted Art of Seduction”. Los Angeles Times. Oct. 2, 2019.  (Print)

Barrie, Lita. “Laura Krifka’s Wickedly Deviant The Game of Patience”. Riot Material. Oct. 17, 2019. (Web)


White, Katie. “5 Emerging Artists With Shows You Won’t Want to Miss This October”. Artnet News.  Oct 3, 2019. (Web)


Preston Zappas, Lindsay. “On View at Luis De Jesus Los Angeles”. KCRW. Sept. 18, 2019. (Web)


“7 NAP Alumni Shows You Can’t Miss” New American Paintings. Sept 14, 2019. (Web)


Miranda, Carolina. “Datebook: A Painter Slyly Picks Apart the Tropes Through Which Women Are Seen”. Los Angeles Times. Sept. 5, 2019. (Web and Print)

Davis, Genie. “Starting Off With a Bang”. Artillery Magazine. Sept. 12, 2019. (Web)


Turner, Nancy Kay. “In The Eyes Of The Beholder”. Art and Cake. Oct. 18, 2019. (Web)


Wheless, Avery. “Lively Artworks in Dead Heat”. Artillery Magazine. September 4, 2019. (Web)


Nys Dambrot, Shana. “Best of L.A. Arts: Fall Preview Pick: Laura Krifka at Luis De Jesus”. LA Weekly. August 20, 2019. (Web)


“The Game of Patience: A Look at the Works of Laura Krifka”. Juxtapoz. August 10, 2019. (Web)


2019 Turner, Nancy Kay. “Narrative Painting in Los Angeles,” Riot Material, Aug. 5, 2019

Davis, Genie. “Three Years and Seven Artists at Castelli Art Space,” Art and Cake, Jul. 5, 2019 


Frank, Peter. “Dollhouse Funhouse: Dream House vs. Punk House (+Cat House)”. Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art. April, 2019. (Web)


Finkel, Jori. “Honey I Shrunk the Art”. The Art Newspaper. April 24th, 2019. (Web) 


Dambrot, Nys Shana. “Dream House vs. Punk House (+Cat House)”. Artillery, April 10th, 2019. (Web)


Turner, Nancy. “The Sewing Circle: Feminine Narratives at the Marlborough School”. Art and Cake. September 17, 2018. (Web)


Davis, Genie. “Book Club: Speed Boat Makes Art Waves”.  Art and Cake LA, February 16th, 2018. (Web)


Black, Ezrha Jean. “Book Club: Speed Boat- Durden and Ray”. Artillery Magazine, February 3, 2018. (Web)  


Zevitas, Steven. “17 Artists (+2) To Watch in 2017”.  New American Painting. January 1, 2017. (Web) 


Osberg, Annabelle. “Hot Time, Summer in the City”.  Artillery Magazine, August 17th, 2017. (Web)


Mizota, Sharon.  “Unexpected Ferociousness In Laura Krifka’s work at CB1 Gallery”. Los Angeles Times. February 6th, 2015. (Print)


Abrahams, Meghan. “Laura Krifka: Reap the Whirlwind”. Art Pulse Magazine. NO 22, volume 26, 2015. (Print)


Frank, Priscilla. “Inside the Racy, Blood-Soaked Drama of Laura Krifka’s Painted     

World”. The Huffington Post. February 18th, 2015. (Web)


Young, Stephanie. “The Strange Expressions in Laura Krifka’s Paintings and Sculptures”. Beautiful/Decay. February 18th 2015. (Web)


Goldberg, Roxanne. “The Alluring Fantasies of Laura Krifka”. HiFructose. March, 2013. (Web)


Beininger, Anna.  “Laura Krifka Interview”. Carets and Sticks. February, 2013. (Web)


Dacheux, Stacy. “Paintings that Explore Classical and Contemporary Myth”. Beautiful Decay. 2013. (Web)


“Paintings by Laura Krifka”. Juxtapoz Magazine.  2013. (Web)


Pagel, David. "Wave of Vigor Spills Over", The Los Angeles Times. August 2, 2013, P. D13 (Print)


Harnish, Tracey. "Thirteen Questions". Art Week LA. April 21, 2012. (web)


Harnish, Tracey. "A Round up of the Best Shows in LA: Laura Krifka". LA Art Diary. March 31, 2012.(web)


Fitzpatrick, Kyle. "A Word with Laura Krifka on her First Blush". LA I’m Yours. March 6, 2012. (Web)


 “Laura Krifka's "First Blush" Depicts An Americana Fantasy”. Huffington Post. March 1, 2012. (Web)


Woodard, Josef. “Playing the Fields”. Santa Barbara News-Press. September 2, 2011. (Print)


Woodard, Josef. “Concepts Meeting the Concrete”. Santa Barbara News-Press. June 11, 2010. (Print)


Woodard, Josef. “The Good of the Grouping”. Santa Barbara News-Press. August 20, 2010. (Print)


“MFA Edition Issue 87”. New American Paintings. April 2010. (Print)


Shwellenbach, Ashley, “We Humans”, New Times SLO, April 16, 2008. (Print)



Lectures and Panels


The Game of Patience, Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles, CA 


Girlhood in Stop-Motion Film, Santa Barbara City College, CA


On Laura Krifka, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA


On Laura Krifka, Arts and Lecture series, UCSB, CA

On Laura Krifka, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA


Three Artists, LA Louver, Santa Monica CA

On Laura Krifka, Arts and Lecture series, UCSB, CA

On Laura Krifka, Cal Poly Pomona, CA


On Laura Krifka, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles CA 

On Laura Krifka, Otis College, Los Angeles CA


On Laura Krifka, Santa Barbara City College, CA

Genesis, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, CA

Piecable Kingdom, Beacon Arts, Inglewood, CA


 Twenty Images, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Call for Entries, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, CA


Seduction and the Body in Art History, Intro to Art, Renaissance to Baroque.  Art History Department, UCSB

Evolutions, Elastic Images: Recent Developments in Contemporary Painting College of Letters & Science,  UCSB


Grant and Awards



Davyd Whaley Foundation Artist-Teacher Grant, Los Angeles, CA


Santa Barbara Art Association Scholarship Award, Santa Barbara CA

Levitan Fellowship, University of California Santa Barbara CA


Broida Award, University of Santa Barbara CA

Studio Art Scholarship, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA

Cal Poly Arts Award, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo CA


Permanent Collections


Santa Barbara Museum of Art 

Westmont Museum of Art 

University of Santa Barbara California Museum of Art