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Laurel Lueders

  • Visual Studies
  • Chair / Associate Professor
Laurel Lueders


Professor Lueders is a visual artist who works with photo-based imagery and site-specific installations. She has shown in over 30 solo exhibitions worldwide, as well as in more than 100 group exhibitions. Her work is part of the permanent collections of museums and institutions in New York, Wisconsin, California, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Cyprus, Macedonia, Hungary, The United Arab Emirates, Japan, and more. Throughout her career as a practicing artist, Professor Lueders has given more than two dozen artist lectures and received nearly 20 grants and awards. Her most recent endeavor was a two-year photography project shot at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, culminating in a solo exhibition at the Taliesin Museum.

Joining LIM as an adjunct faculty member in 2013, Professor Lueders was promoted to full-time lecturer in the Arts & Sciences Department in 2014, where she taught a variety of classes in art and design history. She was named Chair of the Visual Studies Department in 2016. In 2019, she was promoted to Associate Professor.

Professor Lueders’ teaching career began at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she received a master’s degree in Design Studies. She later earned an MFA in Fine Arts, with a focus on Interdisciplinary Studio practice, from the School of Visual Arts.

In 2016, Professor Lueders created LIM College’s "The Arts in Florence" program at Florence University, and she has led the program each summer since.