A Chicago native, Laura Olear received her MFA in Painting at the Savannah College of Art and Design and her BFA in Painting & Drawing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has been painting, drawing, curating, framing, teaching and medical illustrating for over 20 years. She has been featured in exhibits locally and nationally, including the University of Wisconsin, Madison – Ebling Medical library, University of Illinois at Chicago, and The International Museum of Surgical Sciences.

When not making art, Laura enjoys organic gardening, baking, learning to play the ukulele, reading science-fiction and communing with her cat.