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University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, 2018

MA in History of Art

Concentration: Modern/Contemporary


OCAD University, Toronto, ON, 2012-2016

BA Hons in Visual and Critical Studies  

Minor: Drawing and Painting


Solo Art Exhibitions

2024  Rotunda Gallery, City Hall, Kitchener, ON

2020   Parallel Universe, Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto ON

2018   The Beast In Me, Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto ON

2017   All In A Sea Of Wonders, Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto ON

2015   The Abyss Gazes Into You, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto ON

2014   Strange Stories, The Toronto Public Library, Toronto, ON

2012   Preconscious, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto ON

2009   Arrangements, Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto ON

2007   Into the Woods, Blue Dot Gallery, Toronto ON


Selected Group Art Exhibitions

2023   Story/Book, Gagné Contemporary, Toronto, ON

2023   Hiding in Plain Sight, Curated by Rishi Midha for ArtMatch, Leslie Grove Gallery, Toronto, ON

2022   Fall Group Exhibition, Walker Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2021   Ontario Society of Artists 148th Annual Juried Exhibition, Online Exhibition

2020   Group Exhibition, Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto, ON

2019   Art Gems Auction, The Berkeley, Toronto, ON

2016   Why The Fuck Do You Paint, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON 

2016   The Million Dollar Monster Show, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto, ON

2016   Other Worlds, Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Toronto, ON

2016   The Body Electric, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada’s (RCPSC) International Conference on Resident Education (ICRE), Niagara Falls, ON

2015   Perspectives, OCADU Great Hall, Toronto, ON

2015   Kinky n’ Queer, Glad Day Bookshop, Toronto, ON

2014   Insomnia, Red Head Gallery, Toronto, ON

2014   Bluebeard in Black and White, National Gallery of Canada, Online Exhibit

2014   OCADU Figure Show, OCADU Great Hall, Toronto, ON

2013   Audacious Women, Brockton Collective, Toronto, ON

2013   Ghosts and Goblins, Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, ON

2013   At Last, I Am Here, Inclusive Design Research Center, Toronto, ON

2008   Environment Show, Ben Navanee Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005   Art Affordable, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005   XXXmas Erotic Art Show” Engine Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005   Little Art Show, Hangman Gallery, Toronto, ON

2005   Buckhorn Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Buckhorn, ON

2005   Mini Art Show, Cossar’s Gallery, Peterborough, ON

2004   Mini Art Show, Cossar’s Gallery, Peterborough, ON


Grants, Art and Writing Awards, Residencies

2022   Honourable Mention, Microfiction Competition, NYC Midnight

2021   Fish Factory Creative Centre Artist Residency, Bankastræti 1, Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland

2021   Project Grant, Ontario Arts Council, Toronto, ON

2017   School of Graduate Studies Conference Grant, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2016   Medal in Visual and Critical Studies, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2016   Dorothy Hoover Award for Written Research Involving the Critical Theory of Art, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2016   Spoke Club Membership Prize, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2016   Nora E. Vaughan Award, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2015   Emerging Artist Award, OCAD University Scholarship, Toronto, ON

2005   First Place in Oil Painting Division, Buckhorn Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Buckhorn, ON

2003   Honorable Mention in Oil Painting Division, Buckhorn Arts Festival Juried Art Show, Buckhorn, ON


Press and Publications

2022   Artist Feature, New Visionary Magazine, Issue 5, Brooklyn, NY

2022   Our Artist Community | Laura Thipphawong, Gwartzman’s, Toronto, ON

2019   OCADU Alumni Stories, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2018   Laura Thipphawong triumphs over darkness by channeling it into these mysterious paintings, March Mercanti, CBC Arts, Toronto, ON

2018   Links We’re Loving, Meet Canadian artist Laura Thipphawong whose mysterious, monster-filled paintings draw from folklore and childhood memories, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, ON

2018   A Day in the Life with Artist Laura Thipphawong, Joel Levy, Toronto Guardian, Toronto, ON

2017   What it Takes to be an Emerging Artist, INSTUDIO, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2016   Voices in the Dark, Deadbeat Superheroes Album Cover, Toronto, ON

2016   Other Worlds, Exhibition Catalogue, Lieutenant Governor’s Suite, Toronto, ON

2016   BA Annual Visual and Critical Studies, OCAD University, Toronto, ON

2016   OCAD University's annual Graduate Exhibition celebrates the class of 2016, Newswire, Toronto, ON

2015   Must See Shows, Now Toronto, Toronto, ON

2013   Audacious Women, Sarah O’Leary, Fresh Print Magazine, Online Magazine, Toronto, ON

2012   RENT, Itamar Jobani: People of the 21st Century, The Turn of the Screw, Laura Thipphawong’s Preconscious, and Paul and Marie, blogTO, Toronto, ON

2008   Artist Feature, In My Bed Magazine, Issue 3 - Foreplay, Toronto, ON


Lectures and Research Presentations

“The Mad Scientist: 19th-century Horror Media and the Origins of a Trope” Popular Culture Association/American                 Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Annual International Conference. Washington D.C., VA, May 2019

“Death and the Maiden Paintings: Dominance, Submission, and the Fear of Female Sexuality as Represented in                     Symbolic Art” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association (MAPCA) Annual Regional Conference. Philadelphia, PA,           November 2017

“Living Dead Girl: The Symbolically Docile Female Body in 19th-Century Horror Art” Popular Culture                                       Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Annual International Conference. San Diego, CA, April                 2017

“Encounters with the Male Sexual Other in 19th and 20th Century Fairy Tale Literature” Rocky Mountain Modern                   Language Association (RMMLA) Annual National Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, October 2016

“Caution and Curiosity: Allegories of Sexual Predation in Christina Rossetti’s Goblin Market and Angela Carter’s ‘The              Company of Wolves’” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Annual                                International Conference. Seattle, WA, March 2016

“Avast Me Hearties: Myths and Realities of the Golden Age of Piracy” Small Talk Alternative Academia Lecture Series.           Toronto, ON, June 2015

“Reconstructing Collective Memory: Mythological Representation in the Art of Shary Boyle” HASA (History of Art                   Students Association) Annual Conference – Memoria: Constructions and Interpretations. Toronto, ON, March                 2015.

“Gold Pieces” Indigenous Poetics Book Launch. Toronto, ON, November 2014.

“Life is Like a Fairy Tale: Research in Classic European Folklore” Function Speaker Series 6. Toronto, ON, June 2014.

“The Golden Age of Piracy: 17th Century Buccaneers” Nerd Nite XIII. Toronto, ON, March 2012

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