Laura A. Hartford
Assistant Professor, Fine Arts
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road, NA206
Louisville, Kentucky 40205


2004 MFA, Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana
Chancellor's Fellow

1992 BFA, Allen R. Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
Winthrop Allen Memorial Prize in Studio Art


2007–Present Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Art, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

2004–2005 Adjunct Professor, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana           

2004–2005 Adjunct Professor, Bellarmine University, Louisville, Kentucky

2004–2005 Adjunct Professor, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky

2002–2003 Associate Instructor, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

2000–2001 Adjunct Instructor, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana

1997–2001 Adjunct Instructor, Spalding University, Louisville, Kentucky

1997 Adjunct Instructor, Sabbatical Replacement, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

1990–1995 & 1997–2001
Artist In Residence, St. Francis High School, Louisville, Kentucky

Consultant, Image Research & Art Direction 2007–2009
Associate Producer, film, video and interactive media 2004–2007
Donna Lawrence Productions, Louisville, KY
Project management for media programs at the Gettysburg Museum and Visitors Center, Gettysburg, PA; the National Infantry Museum, Columbus, GA; the Museum of the Marine, Jacksonville, NC; the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, Louisville, KY. Image research coordination for the Orientation Theater and Peace videos for the Liberty Memorial WWI Museum in Kansas City, MO. Image research management and storyboarding for the Campaign into Pennsylvania & Aftermath of Battle videos at the Gettysburg Museum.

Photographer, Louisville Department of Neighborhoods & Operation Brightside, Louisville, KY 2000

Summer Program Photographer, Louisville/Jefferson County Parks Department, Louisville, KY 1998

Photographer, freelance 1992–2005

Production Coordinator / Photo Assistant / Production Assistant, freelance 1993–2005

Master Control / Production Assistant, TKR Cable (now Insight), Louisville, KY 1997

Photographic Assistant & Office Manager, Quadrant Photography, Clarksville, IN 1993–1997

Multi-Image Production Assistant, Donna Lawrence Productions, Louisville, KY 1989–1992

Darkroom Technician, Photographic Archives, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 1990

Solo Exhibit, Eva G. Farris Gallery, Thomas More College, Crestview Hills, KY (upcoming)

Solo Exhibit, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH (upcoming)
Sprout, solo exhibit, Capital Arts Alliance, Bowling Green, KY
University of Louisville Photographic Archives 50th Anniversary Exhibit, invitational,
            Cressman Center for the Arts, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
Reversing the Gaze, group exhibit, Women’s Caucus for Art, Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Of Memory, Bone and Myth, juried exhibit, Gallery at the Rourke Art Museum, Moorhead, MN
            organizided by the University of North Dakota Department of Art and Design
            juror: Stephen Perloff,  founder and editor of The Photo Review
The Art of Hair, six-person exhibit, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY           

Sprout, solo exhibit, Morrison Gallery, Elizabethtown, KY
Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image, Trois Gallery, SCAD-Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
            SPE Women’s Caucus exhibit, in conjunction with the National SPE conference
Science, Poetry and the Photographic Image, Northlight Gallery, Arizona State University, AZ
Reversing the Gaze, Women’s Caucus for Art, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA
Indiana University MFA Alumni Exhibit, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL
Photography 2011: Portraits, juried exhibit, San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton, CA
Dreams, juried exhibit, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO
            juror: artist Aline Smithson, contributing critic to LucidaF Stop magazines

The Late Seating at Actors’ Theatre, solo exhibit, January 29, Louisville, KY
Conspiring with Nature, group show, the 930 Gallery, Louisville, KY
The World is My Family, The Magnolia Photobooth Company, Louisville, KY
PYRO Gallery invitational, PYRO Gallery, Louisville, KY
El Dia De Los Muertos, alterpiece, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY
Lucid Directions: Photographic Surrealism National Juried Exhibition,
            Western Michigan University, Richmond Center for Visual Arts
No New Tale to Tell: Contemporary Narrative Art, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY

Photographs, solo exhibit, McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Contemporary Art at the Kinsey Institute, The Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
The World is My Family, invitational exhibit, Central Exhibition Hall, Perm, Russia
The World is My Family, invitational exhibit, Gorky Library, Perm, Russia

Weaving Down Main Street, invitational, Kentucky Art and Craft Museum, Louisville, KY
Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from the Kinsey Institute,
IU Northwest Contemporary Gallery, Gary, IN
Faculty and Staff Exhibit, McGrath Gallery, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from the Kinsey Institute,
            Herron Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from the Kinsey Institute, SoFA Gallery,
            Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

ReFresh, DAAP Galleries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Like a Weed, solo, Huff Gallery, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
Contemporary Women Artists, invitational; Indiana State University, Terra Haute, IN,
Out of the Ordinary: The Collection of John Beck, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
ReFresh Print Biennial, Lawton Gallery, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Faculty Exhibit, Barr Gallery, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN
Home and Garden, MFA thesis, SoFA Gallery, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Human Figure, group exhibit, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
Cream, Dean Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
Girl Art Now, juried exhibit, Hera Gallery, Hera Educational Foundation, Wakefield, RI
Bluegrass Biennial, Morehead State, Morehead, KY
Photography; Digital Images, Long Beach Island Arts; Sciences Foundation, Loveladies, NJ,
            curator: Katherine Ware
Photo Review Magazine: Best of Show, Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA

Photography Invitational, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA
Neo-Erotic, Art@Large, New York, NY, curator: Grady Turner
Naked or Nude: perceptions of the human form, Fine Arts Building Gallery, Chicago, IL
Feminine Persuasion, SoFA Gallery and the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington, IN
Regarding Beauty, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX, curator: Deborah Willis

Face, The Louisville Visual Arts Association, Watertower Gallery, Louisville, KY
Play > Endeavors in Art and Media, Actor's Theater Gallery, Louisville, KY

In Balance: Movement and Measure, Actors' Theater Gallery, Louisville, KY
About Skin, Swanson-Craille Gallery, Louisville, KY
Off Campus, Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, IN
UPC Photography at 953, 953 Clay St., Louisville, KY

Photography, Artswatch, Louisville, KY
New Explorations: Faculty Exhibit, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

Mid City Portraits, solo, Spalding University Huff Gallery, Louisville, KY
Document, Depict, Deconstruct, Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY

Artist’s Grant, The Barbara Deming Memorial Fund/Money for Women
QEP Funding, Bellarmine University
Faculty Fellowship, Bellarmine University

Artist’s Enrichment Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women
Juror’s Selection, Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO

Travel Scholarship, Society for Photographic Education
Achievement Award, Long Beach Island Foundation of Arts and Sciences

Grant in Aid of Research, Indiana University
Travel Grant, Office of Research and the University Graduate School, Indiana University

Art-Meets-Activism Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women
Chancellor's Fellowship, Indiana University

Artsreach Grants, the Kentucky Center for the Arts

Individual Artist’s Grant, Kentucky Foundation for Women

Fox-Talbot Museum, Lacock, Wiltshire, England

The Kinsey Institute, photography collection, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Fine Print Collection, University of Louisville Photographic Archives, Louisville, Kentucky

Bellarmine University, Brown Library Fine Art Collection, Louisville, Kentucky

Gill Holland, Louisville, Kentucky

John Beck photography and print collection, Bloomington, Indiana


Light and Lens, second edition, image and extended caption included in photography textbook
by Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2012

Kramer, Elizabeth, Laura Hartford, artist (My Routine column), Courier-Journal, July 13, 2012
http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20120715/SCENE05/307150014/photography-William-Henry-Fox-England-history; interview and photograph

“Still Life, With John: Man As Object At The Kinsey” by Yael Ksan, Posted May 23, 2012
            http://indianapublicmedia.org/arts/life-john-man-object-kinsey; photograph and quote

Featured Artist, LENSCRATCH blog written and edited by artist/critic Aline Smithson, December 2011

Ms. Magazing blog, October 28, 2011, lead photograph, Reversing the Gaze exhibit review

Diffusion: Unconventional Photography magazine, Vol. III, OneTwelve Publishing, three images, 2011

Heilenman, Diane; The Life of a Growing Boy (On the Town column), Courier-Journal, September 11, 2009

Radio Guest, State of Affairs with Julie Kredens, WFPL, Louisville Public Radio, July 12, 2007
            “The Art of Photography” with Mary Carothers, Paul Paletti and Bill Carner,

Feminine Persuasion, image and artists statement included in art book published by the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University Press, 2003