Biography on Laura Petrovich-Cheney

Dina Kantor, copyright 2015
In my current body of work, I create sculptures, site-specific installations, and drawings by resurrecting and transforming wood, birds’ nests, wasps nests, honeybee wax, debris, and detritus that I find in my natural surroundings. My work has been inspired by nature as an allegory to resiliency and examines the intimacy of our relationship with the environment in which we live.
My works are in several public collections, including Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA), MD Anderson Cooper Hospital Cancer Care Center  (Camden, NJ), The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (Jersey City, NJ) and the Abington Art Center Sculpture Park (Jenkintown, PA). Additionally, my work has been exhibited nationally including solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. Past exhibition venues include A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), James A Michener Art Museum (Doylestown, PA), Delaware Art Museum (Wilmington, DE), The Wiseman Gallery (Grants Pass, OR), Woman Made Gallery (Chicago, IL) and City Hall Art Gallery (Philadelphia, PA).

I earned my BA in Fine Arts & English Literature from Dickinson College, MS in Fashion Design from Drexel University and an MFA in Studio Art from Moore College of Art & Design. I was awarded a grant from The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation and the Clark Hulings Artists Fund. I have received awards from the National Art Education Association, the Council for Art Education, National Academy of Art and the New Jersey State Department of Education. Since 2009, I have maintained a blog on my art practice and write reviews of art exhibits in the tri-state area. When I am not teaching or making art, I maintain several native flower gardens and a small orchard that sustains my two colonies of honeybees
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To learn about the artist, please read some on-line interviews:

Les Femmes Folles, July 2015

Revisiting Sandy, Bernardsville Library Exhibit, 2015

working in Ireland, 2010