Laura’s art practice is informed by her background in architecture and her continued investigation of visual art as a means of synthesizing multiple layers of meaning into a single object. 
Interested in shifting scale, historical significance, composition and technical precision, her artwork is intended to be understood across different modes of viewing, from the compositional scale of far away, to the minute precise details appreciated at close range.

Laura lives and works from her home studio in Brisbane, Australia.


Laura Patterson
Born Brisbane, Australia 1990

2014 Masters of Architecture University of Queensland
2011 Bachelor of Architectural Design University of Queensland


2020 Finalist Little Things Art Prize, St Cloche Gallery, Sydney
2020 Finalist Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2020 Finalist Glover Prize, Tasmania
Highly Commended – Glover Prize
Winner Children’s Choice Award – Glover Prize
2019 Finalist Brisbane Portrait Prize, Brisbane
2019 Finalist Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art,
Winner Milburn Art Prize, Brisbane Institute of Art.
2019 Finalist Pro Hart Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
Winner People Choice Award Pro Hart Outback Art Prize. Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery
2019 Finalist Lethbridge Small Scale Art Prize (Group 1), Brisbane
2017 Finalist Hadley’s Art Prize, Tasmania
2017 Finalist Glover Prize, Tasmania
2017 Finalist Little Things Art Prize – St Cloche Gallery, Sydney
2015 Award of Commendation – Architecture in Perspective. American Society of Architectural Illustrators ASAI


2020 The Storytellers Exhibition. Museum of Brisbane. Brisbane
2019 November Group Show. The Gallery – Brisbane Quarter. Brisbane
2018 Gentle Northerly, Museum of Brisbane, (purchased by the Museum for their collection)
2011 Papillon. Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne

2019 Patterned Terrain. Brisbane Institute of Art, Brisbane
2017 Selected Works, Myers Ellyett Architecture Office, Brisbane
2017 Selected Works, Rotheloman Architecture Office, Brisbane
2016 Layered Terrain, Percolator Gallery, Brisbane
2015 Precise Terrain, Baber Architecture Studio & Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Narcissus Exhibition + mural installation, Puk Gallery, Brisbane
2012 Narcissus Exhibition, Lust for Life Gallery, Brisbane
2010 Like Me, Like You, Stella Gallery, Brisbane

2018 Pecha Kucha Brisbane Presentation

2011 – 2012 Jackson Teece Architects
2014 – 2016 Claire Stevens Interior Design
2016 – 2018 Marc & Co Architects
2014 – Present. Architecture Tutor at University of Queensland