Magnolia Laurie was born in Massachusetts and raised in Puerto Rico. She received her BA in Critical Social Thought from Mount Holyoke College and her MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art. She has been awarded residencies from the Vermont Studio Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, and the Jentel Foundation in Wyoming. Magnolia’s work has been supported with grants from the Creative Baltimore Fund, the Maryland State Arts Council Grants, the Belle Foundation, and a Mid Atlantic Creative Fellowship. Magnolia lives in Baltimore, MD, and is an Associate Professor at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. Magnolia Laurie’s work has been exhibited in solo shows at frosch & co (New York, NY), The Phillips Museum of Art, Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA), and Hamiltonian Gallery (Washington, DC) and group exhibitions at MONO Practice (Baltimore, MD), Little Berlin (Philadelphia, PA), Addison/Ripley Gallery (Washington, DC), Hemphill Gallery at Carroll Square (Washington, DC), and the Baltimore Museum of Art (Baltimore, MD), among other venues. She has participated in residencies across the United States including at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (Amherst, VA) and Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT).