Laura Coombs

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mail@lauracoombs.com
© 2018


Education

MFA, Yale School of Art
B.Arch, Cornell University

Honors

Toby Devan Lewis Prize, Yale School of Art, 2017.
28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, 2018.

Experience

New Museum
Rhizome
Pratt Institute
Yale University
Yale School of Art
With Projects, Inc.
Herman Miller
Associated Fabrication
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Teaching

Visiting Professor, Thesis, Pratt Institute, 2018.
Visiting Professor, Typography, Pratt Institute, 2018.
Visiting Professor, Research, Analysis, Process, Pratt Institute, 2017–2018.

Critic

Yale School of Art, Interactive Design, 2018.
Parsons, Motion Concepts, 2018.
Cooper Union, Book Design, 2018.
Columbia GSAPP Graphics Project, 2018.
Pratt School of Design, 2017–2018.
Pratt School of Architecture, 2017–2018.
Yale School of Art, Interactive Design, 2017.
Cooper Union, School of Architecture, 2017.
Yale School of Art, Graphic Design I, 2016.

Lectures

New Museum, 2018.
Werkplaats Typografie, 2018.
GAP, Inc., 2018.
Pratt Institute, 2017–2018.
Cooper Union, 2017.

Teaching Assistant

Yale School of Art, Graduate Core Graphic Design with Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, 2017.
Yale School of Art, Digital Animation, 2016.

Publications

Nathaniel Mellors: Progressive Rocks, 2018.
Yale School of Art Magazine, 2018.
Frieze, April, 2018.
Kaleidoscope, Autumn 2017.
Artforum, October 2017.
New York Magazine, September 2017.
Palimpsest VIII, 2017.
Retrospecta 40, 2017.
81.–1., 1.–81., 2017.
Appetitive Torque, 2017.
Yale Dance Theater Journal 4, 2017.
WYBC Yale Radio Journal, 2016.
Retrospecta 39, 2016.
Fragmented Gaze, 2016.
Yale Dance Theater Journal 3, 2016.
Dissheveled Geometries, 2015.
Interview Magazine, 2014.

Collections

New Museum Archive
Werkplaats Typografie Library
Harvard Library
Graphic Design Collection of the Moravian Gallery
New York Public Library
Yale University Library Haas Special Collections
Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art Permanent Collection
Cornell University Fine Arts Collection

Exhibitions

28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, 2018.
Daddy’s Books, Life Lessons, New York, 2018.
Beyond Advanced, Yale School of Art, 2017.
Appetitive Torque, TSA L.A., 2017.
Open Studios, Yale School of Art, 2017.
First Time, Yale School of Art, 2016.
Fragmented Gaze, TSA L.A., 2016.
Esoteric Rodeo, Yale School of Art, 2016.
Sweet Sixteen, Yale School of Art, 2016.
Open Studios, Yale School of Art, 2016.
The Gates Are Open, Yale School of Art, 2015.

Press

It's Nice That, 2018.
Books from the Future, 2018.
28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno, 2018.
It's Nice That, 2017.
Brutalist Websites, 2017.
Internet Explorers, 2017.
Sucker Punch, 2016.
Laura Coombs is a graphic designer and art director in New York, currently the Senior Graphic Designer at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and a Visiting Professor at Pratt Institute. She has lectured or served as a critic at design schools including the Yale School of Art, the Columbia GSAPP, Cooper Union, Parsons, the Pratt School of Design, and the Pratt School of Architecture. Her work has been awarded exhibition at the 28th International Biennial of Graphic Design Brno 2018.

In 2017, she graduated from the Yale School of Art with an MFA in Graphic Design, awarded the Toby Devan Lewis Fellowship Prize for excellence in art. Her design clients at Yale included the Yale School of Architecture, the Yale School of Art, the Yale Dance Theater, and the Yale Graduate Literary & Arts Magazine.

Previously, she graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, and worked as an architectural and environmental designer in New York for clients including Herman Miller, Diller Scofido + Renfro, Zaha Hadid, Vito Acconci, and Pentagram, among others.

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