Laura Cloud has traveled to Brazil, Australia, Japan, Europe and across the USA over the past few years. She has documented each trip in an ongoing series called The Travel Journals. This work has been shown both nationally and internationally. She has also attended residency programs located in Vermont, Ireland and Japan. Recent work was exhibited at the Museu Historico de Santa Catarina, in Florianopolis, Brazil and in the Sidney Yates Gallery, Chicago Culture Center. Laura received a BFA from the University of Hartford, Hartford Art School and the MFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she is a national member of ARC, Chicago and Soho 20, New York City, and an Associate Professor of Studio Art in sculpture at Michigan State University.