Lara is an artist living and working in Richmond, VA.









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.


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.


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


2008 - 2010 – teaching assistant. Tulane University; New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • digital storytelling

  • building community through the arts

Solo Exhibitions

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 

selected group

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

Publications, Books & Research

w, steve & kathy (2016) the perfect end. brooklyn, ny. horse think press. 

Mossler, L. M. (2016) journal. Retrieved from

Published in literary magazine, The Garnet (Hampden-Sydney College 2003)