Laura Krifka

Lives and works in Ventura CA.

Solo Exhibitions

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


Herself, Girlhood in Stop-Motion Film, Atkinson Gallery, Santa Barbara CA
Book Club: Speed Boat, Durden and Ray, Los Angeles CA


Love Poems, Basement Projects, Santa Ana CA
People Who Need People, Paul Loya Gallery, Culver City CA.


Werewolf, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles CA
Introspective, BravinLee Programs, New York, NY.


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


Some Fine Women, Vast Space Projects, Las Vegas NV.
Rogue Wave, LA Louver, Santa Monica CA.
Works on Paper, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles CA.
Paradox Maintenance Technicians, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance CA.


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.
Piecable 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.


Twelve, Ridley Tree Center, Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Santa Barbara CA.
The Beat, Old Town Studio Gallery, Camarillo CA.
We Monsters, Steynberg Gallery, San Luis Obispo CA.



Davyd Whaley Artist-Teacher Grant


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.


Davis, Genie, “Book Club: Speed Boat Makes Art Waves”. Art and Cake LA, February 16th, 2018.
Black, Ezrha Jean. “Book Club: Speed Boat- Durden and Ray”. Artillery Magazine, February 3, 2018.
Zevitas, Steven. “17 Artists (+2) To Watch in 2017”. New American Painting. January 1, 2017.
Osberg, Annabelle. “Hot Time, Summer in the City”. Artillery Magazine, August 17th, 2017.
Mizota, Sharon. “Unexpected Ferociousness”. Los Angeles Times, February 6th, 2015.
Abrahams, Meghan, “Laura Krifka: Reap the Whirlwind”, Art Pulse Magazine. 2015.
Frank, Priscilla. “Inside the Racy, Blood-Soaked Drama of Laura Krifka’s Painted World”, The Huffington Post, February 18th, 2015.
Young, Stephanie. “The Strange Expressions in Laura Krifka’s Paintings and Sculptures”, Beautiful/Decay, February 18th 2015.
Beininger, Anna. “Laura Krifka Interview”. Carets and Sticks. [online] 2013.
Goldberg, Roxanne. “The Alluring Fantasies of Laura Krifka”. [online] 2013.
Dacheux, Stacy. “Paintings that Explore Classical and Contemporary Myth”. Beautiful Decay. [online]. 2013.
“Paintings by Laura Krifka”. [Online] 2013.
Pagel, David. "Wave of Vigor Spills Over," The Los Angeles Times, August 2, 2013. p. D13.
Harnish, Tracey, "Thirteen Questions", ArtWeekLA, April 21, 2012.
Harnish, Tracey, "A Round up of the Best Shows in LA: Laura Krifka" LA Art Diary, March 31, 2012.
Fitzpatrick, Kyle, "A Word with Laura Krifka"a on her First Blush", LA I’m Yours, March 6, 2012
Huffington Post, “Laura Krifka's "First Blush" Depicts An Americana Fantasy” Huffington Post Internet Newspaper, March 1, 2012.
Woodard, Josef, “Playing the Fields”, Santa Barbara News-Press, September 2, 2011.
Woodard, Josef, “Concepts Meeting the Concrete”, Santa Barbara News-Press, June 11, 2010
Woodard, Josef, “The Good of the Grouping”, Santa Barbara News-Press, August 20, 2010
Ed 87. New American Paintings, MFA Edition, April 2010
Volume 4, Trickhouse, Online Curatorial Project, March 2009
Shwellenbach, Ashley, “We Humans”, New Times SLO, April 16, 2008

Permanent Collections

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Westmont Museum of Art
University of Santa Barbara California Museum of Art