Laurie Snyder came to Maryland Institute College of Art in the Fall of 1993. Prior to teaching at MICA, she taught at Cornell University, Ithaca College, and Syracuse University.
At MICA, Laurie teaches classes in the Photography Department and the Printmaking Department. In Photo, she teaches the Alternative Processes in Photography class and Intermediate Photo. In Printmaking, she teaches The Artist's Book, which explores the book as concept and object.
An active exhibiting artist, Laurie Snyder has recently shown her work at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, the Maryland State Arts Council in Baltimore, and the Ink Shop, in Ithaca, New York. Earlier exhibits at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York, and the Fine Arts Gallery at University of Maryland brought good critical response.
Currently Laurie is working on several series: Nature and Lace, a series of photograms of antique lace paired with a photogram of plant material. These are silver gelatin prints (black and white); another group are wall books of plant matierial printed in cyanotype on rice paper. These are bound into long books to exhibit on the wall. Another on going series of photographs explores the concept of " Mend". These photographs document the repairs and mends in everyday life: patches, stitches, repairs, restorations. She seeks to celebrate the ingenuity and skill to sustain the functionality of everyday objects.
Laurie maintains a studio in Baltimore, Maryland and in Ithaca, New York.