Laura Truitt is an assistant professor of painting and drawing at Gonzaga University. Before getting her MFA in painting at Colorado State University, Laura studied painting and drawing at Goucher College, the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland, Vermont Studio Center and the Chicago Art Institute. Her current work focuses on architecture and landscape as representative of social systems and the contrasts that are inherent in painting and drawing space. Truitt is represented by the William Havu Gallery in Denver and has shown her work all over the country including the here in the northwest, The Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, The Painting Center in New York, the Arvada Center in Colorado, Coker College in South Carolina, Wabash College in Indiana and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver. She has been a featured artist in Ruminate Magazine, and her work was recently published in Manifest INPA 7 Painting Annual.