Lara is an artist living and working in Richmond, VA.
ABOUT THE WORK
Virginia-based artist, Lara Mossler makes work based on personal experiences. She surrounds what we define as feminine with complexity, layering and concern. Her work call into question the classification of the "feminine" by coupling and confusing gender, suggestion and forms.
Born in rural Virginia in 1989, Lara Mossler painted throughout her childhood, winning awards, and exhibiting her work in regional galleries and shows. She moved to New York City at the age of sixteen to follow her passion for the arts, taking an internship at Leila Heller Gallery. Lara spent her time in museums, at artists’ studios, and painting at The New York Studio School. When her Assistant Curator internship concluded, Lara accepted an art-activities counselor position at Wediko Children Services in Boston. After teaching art in that treatment center for emotionally disturbed children throughout the summer, Lara was accepted to Tulane University on a full scholarship and with a strong desire to further her studies in art.
Lara piloted the Community Service Scholars program as the selected inaugural group. In 2008 and 2009, the Center for Public Service chose Lara as a Public Service Fellow. Lara received the Outstanding Public Service Leader Award from the Newcomb Alumnae Association. She received the Alberta Collier Memorial Award for Outstanding Art Studio Work in 2D. Lara earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Tulane University with Honors. Lara also published five psychological research papers that she presented at professional conferences.
After graduation, Lara moved back to New York City. She has lead technology research for Cities of Service, NYC Department of Probation and Capital One Digital (where she is a 4x inventor). UrbanGlass in Brooklyn and Taidelaitos Haihatus in Finland have awarded her studio residencies. She belongs to the Bushwick Critique and Group and NY Equity Artists' Association. In 2016, Virginia Commonwealth University selected Lara for their Summer Studio Program. Her art work is exhibited in New York City, New Orleans and Scandinavia. Her first solo performance opened at The Hollows in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 2016. She works in her two studios in Virginia.
Today, I make my work according to these thirteen truths:
Strength is intelligence.
Mind mirrors body.
Seduction requires surprise.
Fatigue reveals grace.
Prepare to assert yourself.
Mental toughness creates beauty.
The opposite of masculinity is not docile.
Real laughter is deep and loud and shakes you from the inside out.
Prune behavior, and graft new habits: it is how to survive.
Physical danger is not as threatening as emotional violence.
Not everything is possible - be honest about parameters, limitations and constraints.
You will want to melt into someone else's reality to escape your own.
You must endure long periods of extreme boredom.
Summer Studio Program (SSP), Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2016).
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art; Tulane University, New Orleans, LA (2011) Summa Cum Laude.
Continuing Education, New York Studio School; New York City, NY (2007).
2017-present, Studio Residency, ArtLab, Richmond, Virginia.
2016, Studio Residency, Compound Studios, Richmond, Virginia.
2015, Studio Residency, Active Studios, Brooklyn, NY.
2014, Studio Residency, Taidelaitos Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland.
Publications, Books & Research
w, steve & kathy (2016) the perfect end. brooklyn, ny. horse think press.
Mossler, L. M. (2016) journal. Retrieved from https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5796c6b8b3db2b0f3f5f4926/t/57c6e8f1be65945300ad8cbd/1472653556687/28Days_Journal_02.pdf
Published in literary magazine, The Garnet (Hampden-Sydney College 2003)
Mossler, D.G., Van Dyke, J., Klein, E., Hamlet, L., Duncan, J., & Mossler, L. (2017, March). Elementary and Middle School Children’s Use of Computers, Cell Phones, and Social Media Research report under review for presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: March 16-19 in Boston, MA.
Mossler, D.G., Van Dyke, J., Klein, E., Hamlet, L., Duncan, J., & Mossler, L. (2017, March). Elementary and Middle School Children’s Use of Computers, Cell Phones, and Social Media Research report under review for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association: May 16-19 in Boston, MA.
Mossler, D.G., Fitzgerald, J., Warnement, C., Sedlar, C., & Mossler, L. M. (2009, February). Differences in children's motivation to participate in sports. Research presentation accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the SouthEastern Psychological Association: New Orleans, LA.
Danahy, G., Mossler, L., Efremidis, T., & Mossler, D.G. (2007, March). The use of emotional intelligence and academic motivation to identify and predict which students will fail to graduate from college. Research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Philadelphia, PA. Received award from Psi Chi Honor Society for best research presentation in the East Region.
Mossler, D.G., Lee, B., Danahy, G., Phillips, N., Black, J., & Mossler, L. (2006, March). A comparison of factors that predict success in college for male and female students. Research report presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Baltimore, MD.
Mossler, D.G., & Mossler, L.M. (2004, April). A comparison of eating disordered behavior in middle school male and female students and athletes. Research report presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Washington, D.C.
Systems and Methods for Cryptographic Authentication of Contactless Cards. us 62740352. Filed October 2, 2018.
Systems and Methods for Data Access Control and Account Management. us 16150202. Filed October 2, 2018.
Card Communication Display. us 29665233. Filed October 1, 2018.
Systems and Methods for Providing Card Interactions. us 16135954. Filed September 19, 2018.
2016, moon & menses, the hollows artspace, brooklyn, ny
2016, 28 days, the eastyard, brooklyn, NY
2014, New Paintings by Lara Mossler, 254 Kingsland, Brooklyn, NY
2014, Winter Paintings by Lara Mossler, Haihatus Art Center, Finland
2014, New Work from Finland, Charles Ross House, VA
2009, New Paintings, Dancing Leaf, Lynchburg, VA
2004, Layers of Definition, CODG, Charlottesville, VA
2016, coming out ceremony, inlight richmond 2016, 1708 gallery, richmond, va
2016, pop-up show, vice presidential debate, farmville, va
2016, Summer Salon, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn NY
2016, guest privileges, Depot Gallery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
2016, Thru the Rabbit Hole, Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY
2015, Open Call, Lorimoto, Queens, NY
2015, Paintings in Trees, People’s Garden, Brooklyn, NY
2014, A Tribute to Sandy Chism, Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2014, Sideshow Nation, Life on Mars, Brooklyn, NY
2014, Summer Group Exhibition, Taidelaitos Haihatus, Finland
2011, BFA Thesis Show, Woldenberg Art Center, New Orleans, LA
2016, UrbanGlass Scholarship for New Cast Glass, Brooklyn, NY
2016, Queens Museum, Dinner without an Agenda
2011, Outstanding Public Service Leader, Newcomb Alumnae Association
2011, Alberta Collier Memorial Award for Outstanding Studio Art in 2-D
2011, Summa Cum Laude, Tulane University Honors Department
2009, First Place, Juried Undergraduate Exhibition – Tulane University
2009, 2010 Fellow, Center for Public Service, New orleans, Louisiana
2008, 2010, Art Student of the Year, Tulane University
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, Community Service Scholar, Tulane University
2007, Best Research Presentation in the East Region, Psi Chi Honor Society
2002, Visual Arts Merit Award, Longwood Center for Visual Arts
Teaching, presentations & Writing
2008 - 2010 – teaching assistant. Tulane University; New Orleans, Louisiana.
building community through the arts
Research presentation scheduled at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association: May 16-19 in Boston, MA. 2017.
Research presentation scheduled at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: March 16-19 in Boston, MA. 2017.
Mossler, Lara. (2013, november). "the art of branding." lecture presented at 2013 humanizing work conference, New york, NY.
Mossler, Lara. (2013, july). "leveraging public data." lecture presented at neighborhood achievement awards at Gracie mansion, New york, NY.
Research presented at the annual meeting of the SouthEastern Psychological Association: New Orleans, LA. 2009.
Research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Philadelphia, PA. Received award from Psi Chi Honor Society for best research presentation in the East Region. 2007.
Research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Baltimore, MD. 2006.
Research presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association: Washington, D.C. 2004.