Laura Degenhardt

I teach life drawing and professional practice on the Fine Art programme at Oxford Brookes University, and am a painting tutor at Sunningwell School of Art and the Oxfordshire Visual Arts Development Agency.  I completed a Masters degree in Fine Art Professional Practice at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2011, and work from a studio at my home in Jericho, Oxford.  I draw on my everyday surroundings as the subject for my work, with a focus on figurative landscape and still life.

Instagram is a window into my studio practice: @lauradegenhardtstudio

I do not believe that there is a one size fits all approach to teaching practical skills in the arts, and work with every student as an individual with a unique talent and worldview that shapes the way that they create work.  I emphasise the importance of process , allowing for accident and the unexpected in a workshop, and encourage my students to support one another’s journeys of exploration in the art studio.  Ultimately, I hope that the experience of learning through creative practice is as important – if not more so – than achieving a ‘finished’ outcome, but most of my students leave my sessions with  work that they would be prepared to share with others.


2017 – present   Associate Lecturer, Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford
2019 – present   Contemporary Painting tutor, OVADA, Oxford
2020 – present Painting and drawing tutor, Sunningwell School of Art, Oxfordshire

Previous Experience
2012 – 2019   Fine Art tutor, Foundation Art and Design, Abingdon and Witney College, Oxfordshire
2016     Painting tutor, OVADA, Oxford
2015     Tutor, BA Fine Art Venice Field Trip, Oxford Brookes University
2015     Ideas in the Making symposium, Oxford University Museum of Natural History  
2013     Summer Drawing Workshop tutor, BA Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University
2012     River Runs project, Urbonas Studio, Modern Art Oxford
2012     Artist talk, Oxford Brookes University
2003 – 2006 Journals Managing Editor, Blackwell Publishing, Ltd., Oxford
2001 – 2003 Editor, Baha’i Publishing, Rutland, UK
1998 – 2001 Copyeditor, Baha’i World Centre, Haifa, Israel

Aug 2015 Outlandia, London Fieldworks, Glen Nevis, Scotland
June 2013 Art Lab #1 Bern Lovefield, Gepard 14, Switzerland

Selected Exhibitions

For Women by Women 2, ronapainting gallery, Oxford
Art and the Interconnectedness of All Things, Wolfson College, Oxford
Seven Counties Open 2019, OVADA, Oxford
Below the Surface, OVADA, Oxford
Steam, Old Fire Station, Oxford
Art Lab #2, Fama Fame, London
Ideas in the Making, River and Rowing Museum, Henley-on-Thames
JAM, Jam Factory, Oxford
Breaking of Tulips: Unwrapping Books, Oxford Botanical Gardens
Import, Brick Lane Gallery, London
Art Lab #1, Gepard 14, Switzerland
Oxfordshire Artweeks, Workshop Studios, Oxford
Autumn Show, Upstairs Gallery, Berkhamsted
MA Fine Art Degree Show, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
MA Fine Art Interim Show, The Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London
Wound, House Gallery, London
BA Fine Art Degree Show, Oxford Brookes University
Go Home, East Gallery, London
Affordable Art Fair, Art File Gallery, London
Alternative Oxford, 03 Gallery, Oxford
Art and Architecture/The City/Realities and Visions, National Gallery of Arts, Albania
Affordable Art Fair, Art File Gallery, Bristol
Obsessions, Modern Art Oxford
Affordable Art Fair, Art File Gallery, London

2013-2015 PGCE, Oxford Brookes University
2010-2011 MA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UAL (Dist.)
2007-2010 BA Fine Art, Oxford Brookes University, UK (First Class Hons.)
1994-1997 BA English Literature/Psychology, University of Cape Town, South Africa

2010 AHRC Scholarship, UAL
2009 URSS Project: Life on the Wing, Oxford Brookes University/Warwick University

Oxford Brookes University
Private Collections

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