Laura Blereau joined the Hilliard University Art Museum as curator in 2016. Raised in Baton Rouge, she comes to Lafayette from New York, where Blereau
lived for 17 years and attended graduate school at Pratt Institute. A specialist in art and technology, Blereau has organized hundreds of projects
with roster artists of the Bitforms Gallery, where she was a Director from 2005 to 2015. During her tenure in NY, she also facilitated projects
based in Louisiana, as an alum of the 2011 Independent Curators International workshop in performance art.
Her writing has been published in connection with exhibitions at Art Basel in Switzerland; the New Orleans Museum of Art; the Fleming Museum in Vermont;
Ad Hoc Art, Brooklyn; and the Good Children Gallery, among others. Blereau’s approach to the visual arts has also been shaped by formative work
experiences at The Kitchen, Marian Goodman Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art; and the Louisiana Arts and Science Museum; as well as in the art
studios of Dorothea Rockburne and Shirin Neshat.
Blereau studied Painting and Journalism at Louisiana State University, where she received a BFA in 1999. She earned an MFA concentrating in New Forms
at Pratt Institute in 2002.