Education: BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1977; MFA, California Institute of the Arts, 1980. At SPU 2002-20. Emerita since 2020.
Laura Lasworth is a professor emerita of art at Seattle Pacific University since 2020. She had served as director of the Illustration/New Pictures program, teaching a number of core classes for the Art Department, including Design Studio Color, Perspective Drawing, and a series of painting studios.
As an artist, Ms. Lasworth is known for her sophisticated use of literary, philosophical, and personal symbolism in a manner that recalls classical allegory and medieval iconography. Her paintings have been exhibited nationally in numerous solo and group shows and have been featured in the publications Art in America, Artforum, The Los Angeles Times, and Image Journal. She is represented by the Lora Schlesinger Gallery in Santa Monica, California.