Laura Beth Reese (b.1987) is a Boston-based artist and curator. She was born in Iowa and raised in the Northeastern United States - sometimes in New Jersey and sometimes in Massachusetts. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2009 at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA and went on to earn her Master of Fine Arts in 2013 from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Reese's work has been exhibited around the United States, most recently at the New Art Center, the Griffin Museum of Photography, and Bentley University's McGladrey Art Gallery.

Laura Beth Reese uses photography as a catalyst for intimacy - taking pictures of others as a way of reaching out and connecting with them and the world. Her work is autobiographical: she photographs people that occupy her life one way or another, for better or worse. Reese photographs with a large format camera and color film.

EDUCATION
2013      MFA Photography, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) / Tufts University
2009     BA Studio Arts and Media & Communication, Muhlenberg College

EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
2015
On Photography, Hynes Convention Center, Boston, MA
Ex-Boyfriends, The McGladrey Art Gallery, Bentley University, Waltham, MA (solo)

2014
I Want to Smell Your Hair, New Art Center, Newton, MA
20th Juried Exhibition, Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA
Shoot & Tell, StoneCrop Gallery, York ME
All Visual Triangle IV, The Carrack, Durham, NC
Carousel V, New Art Center, Newton, MA

2013
Selections from Carousel, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
ARTcetera 2013, Park Plaza Castle, Boston, MA
Young New England Photographers II, Online Exhibition
Carousel IV, Spontaneous Celebrations, Jamaica Plain, MA
All Visual Triangle III, Casbah, Durham, NC
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Fourth Wall Project, Boston, MA (solo)

2012
All Visual Boston Slideshow II, Spectacle, Jamaica Plain, MA
Medium Without Measure, Grossman Gallery, SMFA, Boston, MA
Proof of Purchase, Samson Gallery, Boston, MA
PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Photography Annual Student Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, MA
All Visual Boston Slideshow, Spectacle, Jamaica Plain, MA

2011
Photography Annual Student Exhibition, SMFA, Boston, MA
Home is Where the Camera Is, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
PRC Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA
Memory Full Issue 2, Boston, MA

2009
Senior Thesis Exhibition, Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA
Muses, Allentown, PA

SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, & GRANTS
2012
Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography, First Place, SMFA
Graduate Student Research Grant, Tufts University
Graduate Student Travel Grant, Tufts University

2011
Merit Scholarship, SMFA

2010
Merit Scholarship, SMFA

TEACHING
2015, Spring     Art & Digital Technology, Boston College
2014, Fall          Intermediate Digital Printing, SMFA
2013, Spring      Photo I, SMFA