Laura Skerlj is an artist and writer based in Naarm (Melbourne), Australia. Working in the field of contemporary painting, Laura is interested in exploring painting as a relational space with poetic, energetic and eccentric potential. Since graduating from the Master of Fine Arts (by research) program in 2013 at the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne), Laura has exhibited widely in Australia in commercial, artist-run, community and institutional spaces. She has undergone international art residencies and received grants to support her practice and the creation of new work. Parallel to painting, Laura writes poetry and art-related non-fiction.