Laura Petrovich-Cheney graduated with a SA from Dickinson College, MS from Drexel University and an MFA from Moore College of Art & Design, Her work has been exhibited in numerous venues including the George Segall Gallery, Monmouth Museum, Delaware Art Museum and the Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Her work is in several public and private collections, such as Temple University and Cooper Hospital. She has received a grant from The Dodge Foundation and awards from the National Art Education Association, the Council for Art Education, National Academy of Art and the New Jersey State Department of Education. In the fall of 2013, she participated in a residency to the Arctic Circle, She was selected as a 2013-14 AIR, Gallery Fellow. The AIR Gallery is the first artists-run gallery for women in the United States.
Petrovich-Cheney’s work focuses on resurrecting debris found in the natural environment. She upcycles and repurposes washed up boats, hollowed tree trunks, abandoned wasps· nests, rain water, and her honeybees· wax to create sculptures and mixed media work , Her autobiography and the environment inform her work as she documents place and experience, In addition, she is a National Soard Certified Art Educator working with children from kindergarten to middle school. She presents lectures on art education nationally, Petrovich-Cheney is also an active member several not-for-profit art organizations and was selected to write the art education curriculum for New Jersey Museum of Contemporary Art, She maintains a blog on her art practice and writes reviews of art exhibits in the tri -state area, Laura Petrovich-Cheney is full -time practicing, professional artist who lives and works in Asbury Park, NJ, She also maintains several organic vegetable gardens, flower gardens, a small orchard and several colonies of honeybees,
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