Fables, or cautionary tales, with narrative elements embedded in labyrinthian corridors of color, shape and form can be found in Fader’s recent work. A feminine heroine is often central to her abstract landscapes. Macabre humor embodies the forces of our salvation from environmental destruction while dreamy alternative realities engage us in her complex spirited paintings.


Laurie Fader has been awarded two Great Meadows Foundation awards, a Pollock-Krasner Grant, an Adolf and Esther Gottlieb Foundation award, a Helen Winternitz Award for excellence in painting from Yale School of Art. She has shown widely and participated in residencies including the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the American Academy in Rome, Scuola Grafica di Venezia, The International School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, the Alfred & Trafford Klotz Residency in France, and a painting fellowship in Haiti. She has shown widely in the US and Europe, and is represented by Bonfoey Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, Billy Hertz Gallery and Zephyr Gallery in Louisville, KY.

Fader has held teaching positions at the Yale School of Art, Pratt Institute, MICA, Goucher College and was Chair and co-founder of The Kentucky College of Art and Design at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, where she currently resides as a full-time practicing artist. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.