Faculty Profile

Laura Beard

Laura Beard

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Studio Art
College
College of Visual Arts and Design

    

Education

MFA, University of Washington, 1990.
Major: painting
BFA, Colorado State University, 1988.
Major: painting/printmaking

Current Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 2202.503, Beginning Drawing and Painting: Painting II, Fall 2021 Syllabus
ASTU 3205.501, Intermediate Drawing and Painting: Experimental Approaches, Fall 2021 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

ASTU 3206.501, Intermediate Drawing and Painting: Themes, Variations and Series, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 3206.502, Intermediate Drawing and Painting: Themes, Variations and Series, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4200.501, Senior Drawing and Painting Studio, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 5001.502, Praxis: Rotating Topics, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4200.503, Senior Drawing and Painting Studio, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 4200.504, Senior Drawing and Painting Studio, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 2202.501, Beginning Drawing and Painting: Painting II, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 3206.502, Intermediate Drawing and Painting: Themes, Variations and Series, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 4200.503, Senior Drawing and Painting Studio, Spring 2020 Syllabus
ASTU 2200.502, Beginning Figure Drawing, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ASTU 2210.503, Painting I, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1440.501, Design I, Fall 2017 SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1440.501, Design I, Spring 2017 SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ART 1440.501, Design I, Fall 2016 SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2016 Syllabus
ART 1440.502, Design I, Spring 2016
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ART 5700.001, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2015 SPOT
ART 5700.791, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2015 SPOT
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ART 5900.709, Special Problems, Fall 2014
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.501, Painting I, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ART 5900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2014
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Fall 2013 Syllabus
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ART 1440.501, Design I, Spring 2013
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ASTU 2210.502, Painting I, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ART 5700.001, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2011
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2011 Syllabus
ART 1440.501, Design I, Spring 2011
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ART 5700.001, Seminar in University Art Teaching, Fall 2010
ASTU 2200.501, Beginning Figure Drawing, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ART 1440.001, Design I, Spring 2010 Syllabus
ART 4900.709, Special Problems, Spring 2010
ART 1440.001, Design I, Fall 2009
ART 1440.501, Design I, Fall 2009

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Art Review in Village Voice, NYC
Beard, L. A. (2014). Village Voice "Four Stories" by R.C. Baker.
Catalog
Laura, B. A. (2019). "Acoustic Shadow - Paintings by Laura Beard 2019" Bruno David Gallery. Catalog of solo painting exhibition.
Beard, L. A. (2015). "The Ravenna Suite - Works on Paper 2014/2015 by Laura Beard, Bruno David Gallery. Catalog of Solo Show "The Ravenna Suite - Works on Paper 2014/2015" Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Beard, L. A. (2011). "Thick and Smooth 2011" - New Paintings by Laura Beard, Bruno David Gallery. Catalog of Solo Show "Thick and Smooth - New Paintings 2011" Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Beard, L. A. (2008). "Laura Beard - New Paintings 2008" Bruno David Gallery. Catalog of Solo Show "Laura Beard-New Paintings" Bruno David Gallery, St. Louis, MO.
Beard, L. A. (2007). "St. Louis Painters" Daum Museum of Contemporary Art".
Catalogue Essay
Laura, B. A. (2013). "Space of A Painter" by Robert Jessup. Essay for Laura Beard solo show "Recursion 2013".
Beard, L. A. (2008). "New Paintings by Laura Beard 2008" Catalog essay "Grounding Flow and Release" by Charles Shwall.
Photography/Actress in Catalog
Beard, L. A. (2010). "Four Stories" by Heather Bennett. My photos are throughout the catalog.. "Four Stories".
Review
Beard, L. A. (2018). Review of "Acoustic Shadow" Wall Street International Arts Magazine.
Review on Exhibition
Beard, L. A. (2007). Laura Beard Aeling "Perception/Abstraction" by Megan Peters.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Beard, L. A. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Fellowship for Research in the United Kingdom," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (May 1, 2010August 15, 2010).
Grant - Research
Beard, l. A. (Principal), "Numerous Travel Grants 2001-2018," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $8000.00 Funded. (May 1, 2010May 1, 2018).
Beard, L. A., "Scholarly and Creative Arts award," Sponsored by Residency and Solo Show at Sternstudios, Vienna, Austria, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (October 15, 2016August 15, 2017).
Beard, L. A., "Research Enabling Grant," Sponsored by Residency and Solo Show at Edition PS I, Vienna, Austria, University of North Texas, $10000.00 Funded. (May 1, 2014August 1, 2014).
Beard, L. A., "Interdisciplinary Artist Residency, Antigua, Guatemala," University of North Texas, $1250.00 Funded. (December 1, 2012December 15, 2012).
Beard, L. A. (Principal), "Research Initiation Grant," Sponsored by University of North Texas, University of North Texas, $7500.00 Funded. (May 1, 2010August 15, 2010).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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