Laura Spector, currently resides in Houston, Texas after having lived in Chiang Mai, Thailand for ten years. She has been teaching painting to adults and to children since 2004; when she introduced the first foreign community arts center, ArtSpace, to the residents of northern Thailand. Currently, she teaches drawing and painting classes to adults at The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Education at Rice University , Art League Houston, and private classes from her studio and at various international locations. Previously, she taught high school students at the High School of Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA). From 2009-2014, she was a Senior Content Writer for Education.com, contributing art projects for children, grades K-12.
In 2018, she was the recipient of an Individual Artist Grant award from the Houston Art Alliance. In 2016, she exhibited at ArtPrize8 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM). She was also a recipient of an artist residency at AtelierHaus Hilmsen in Germany and is a Fellow of the prestigious New York Foundation for the Arts (2001). Spector was included as a finalist for the Sovereign Asian Art Award in both 2006 and 2008, where her Museum Anatomy photographs were auctioned at Sotheby’s Hong Kong. While in Houston, her work has been exhibited in FotoFest 2014, and The Big Show at the Lawndale Art Center in 2016 and 2013. Her solo exhibits in Houston include G-Spot Gallery (2018) and RedBud Gallery (2016). Her artwork has been published in The Harvard Review, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!, and in the book, The Real Real Thing: The Model in the Mirror of Art by Wendy Steiner. Museum Anatomy artwork can be seen in exhibitions and collections around the world.
While creating the Museum Anatomy project, she, along with her collaborator Chadwick Gray (www.chadwickandspector.com), has had the privilege of working with curators from the Friedrich Danniel Museum, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Prado, The National Gallery (Prague), The National Gallery (Athens), MuseuMAfricA (Johannesburg), The Civica Museum (Palermo), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley), National Gallery (Bangkok), among others. Currently, Museum Anatomy is expanding into three-dimensional works of art.