August 2-27, 2017

I have three pieces in the annual Associate Members show at Kingston Gallery

Opening reception August 4, 5-7:30pm

Closing reception August 27, noon-3pm

450 Harrison Ave #43
Boston, MA 02118
Heated - Kingston Associates

June 16 - July 21, 2017

I will have a solo exhibition of my paintings and prints at Art@TheTwitchell in Salida, CO.

Opening reception June 24, 6-9pm

Artist Talk and closing reception July 21, 4-7pm

101 N F st.
Salida CO 81201

September 2016


My paintings and prints will be on view at Arts Research Collaborative in Lowell MA.

The show is on view September 1-30. Opening reception September1, 6-8:30pm

82 Prescott Street
Lowell MA 01852

August 2016

I am excited to announce I will have artwork in a group exhibition at Kingston Gallery in Boston's South End this August.

Ten Kingston Associates: Our Voices
August 3-28, 2016 
Opening Reception: Friday, August 5, 2016, 5:30-8:00 pm
Closing Reception: Sunday, August 28, 2016, Noon-3:00 pm

Kingston Gallery
450 Harrison Ave, No. 43
Boston, MA 02118
Gallery Hours: Wed-Sun 12-5pm and by appointment

Learn more about our Kingston Gallery members on the blog Thinking About Art Out Loud.

April 1 - May 29, 2016

I am honored to have a painting in this group exhibition
Show runs April 1 - May 29

The Vets Gallery
Veterans Memorial Auditorium, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
Presented by the Arts League of Rhode Island

August 17 - September 5, 2015

My work is included in Accumulation: New Work by MassArt Alumni
Show runs August 17-September 5
Reception September 2

Student Life Gallery
2nd Floor Kennedy Building
621 Huntington Ave, Boston 02115
viewing hours Mon-Sat 9am-5pm

September 2015

My work is included in Issue 3 of PAINT PULSE MAGAZINE

July-September 2015

Recent paintings by Laurel McMechan

at The Space
128 Brookside Ave Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Show runs July 11 - September 20
Opening Reception: July 11, 6-9pm
(swing by after J.P. Porchfest!)

Additional viewing by appointment only. Contact me for a time.

The Space


October 2014

Excited to announce a solo exhibit of my recent paintings at Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery

Folded Mountains

Show runs October 6-23, 2014

Opening reception October 15, 11am-Noon & 5pm-7pm

June 2014

Working for the month as an Artist in Residence at Woodstock Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, NY


March 8, 2014

One night only! I have a few pieces in this Bodega inspired art show at DEAD SPACE, an artist run space in Brooklyn, NY

"All That and a Bag of Chips"

164 20th St.
Brooklyn, New York 11218


January 2014

Having a productive two weeks in residency at Vermont Studio Center!

September 2013

I have a piece in the UMass Lowell Art Department Faculty Biennial

Across Sections: A Cross Section II
in the University Gallery
McGauvran Student Center
71 Wilder Street Suite 8
Lowell, MA 01854

Show up September 4 - 20 2013

April 2013

I have two pieces in a show this month:

Layered: Forced Unity, Hidden Subjects
at the Installation Space
Garthwaite Center for Science and Art
Cambridge School of Weston

45 Georgian Road, Weston, MA 02493

Show up April 6 - May 1 2013
Reception Friday, April 19, 4 – 7 P.M.

October 2012

ART FOB is travelling!

I will have work in two exhibitions during October:


Politicizing Aesthetics, an exhibition of political art
juried by Monica Herman, Director at Mixed Greens Gallery in NYC.
John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts
University of South Dakota, Vermillion SD
show runs October 1 - November 2, 2012

Borders & Boundaries, Harwood's 3rd Annual Exhibition exploring contemporary social issues
Harwood Art Center
Albuquerque, NM
show runs October 5 - 25, 2012

February 4-25, 2012


new paintings, drawings and sculptural installation by

Sarah Lubin
Laurel McMechan
Sarah Alice Moran
Elizabeth Thach

February 4th through February 25th

Opening reception:
Saturday February 4th: 5 to 8pm

Sweet Lorraine Gallery at Screwball Spaces
183 Lorraine St. 3rd Fl.
Red Hook, Brooklyn
F or G trains to Carroll St.

November 10-12, 2011

I will be showing some of my recent work in a group exhibition:


June 2011


I will have two works in Flourish: Alumni Works on Paper at the Bakalar & Paine Galleries at Massachusetts College of Art + Design in Boston.


The show is on view June 6-July 9, 2011. Opening reception June 9 6-8pm

621 Huntington Ave, Boston MA 02115
Gallery hours: Wednesday 12-8pm, Thursday-Saturday 12-6pm


November 24, 2010

A nice mention about my show Territories in the Denver Post: read story

November 2010

I will have an exhibition of my work at Sellars Project Space in Denver, CO.

Show runs November 5 through the 30th, 2010.

Opening reception Friday November 5, 6 to 9 pm.


Sellars Project Space is located at

4383 Tennyson Street 1D
near the corner of 44th Avenue and Tennyson Street
Denver, CO

Hours: Tuesdays - Saturdays from 10 - 2 p.m. and always by appointment.
For more information or directions visit or call 720.475.1182.




September 30 - November 14, 2010

Two of my prints are included in the Juried Alumni Exhibition at the Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, in Denver, CO.

Exhibition on view from September 30th through November 14, 2010.

Opening reception Thursday September 30, 5 to 8pm.


Victoria H. Myhren Gallery is located in the Shwayder Art Building on the University of Denver campus
2121 E. Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80208
Hours: Open daily, Mon-Sun 12-4pm



Indications, intaglio, chine colle. 10 x 10 in. 2010

August 2010

My piece Satellite Feed will be on display in the juried exhibition Collective, presented by Galatea Fine Arts in Boston.
Exhibition from August 6th through the 29th. Opening reception Friday August 6th, 6 to 9pm.

Galatea Fine Arts is located at 460 B Harrison Ave. Boston, MA. 02118
Hours: 12 to 6pm Wed. through Fri. 12 to 5pm Sat. and Sun.

Exhibition juried by Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum.

May-June 2010

My book of etchings Hold Everything Dear was selected for New Prints 2010/Spring: Selected by Philip Pearlstein at International Print Center New York.

IPCNY installation IPCNY installation
Installation views,my book shares the display case with Rhea Nowak's prints.

The show runs May 18 through June 26, 2010
Opening reception is May 27th 6-8pm

IPCNY is located at 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, between 10th and 11th Avenues in Chelsea

April 2010

Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
Stephen D. Paine Gallery

Massachusetts College of Art and Design
621 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

April 30 through May 8, 2010
Reception: Friday, April 30, 6:00–8:00 p.m.

For more info visit the gallery website

September 15, 2009

Signed the editions of Hold Everything Dear, my artist book of etchings published by Center Street Studio in Milton, MA.

July 17 - July 29, 2009

MIDWAY EXHIBITION: A collection of artwork by MFA candidates in their first year of study
Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
Massachusetts College of Art and Design

(Press Release)

The 2010 master of fine arts candidates at Massachusetts College of Art and Design present The Midway Show. The exhibition features work from nationally and internationally recognized artists working in a wide range of media. Painting, drawing, photography, projection, sculpture, sound, and other works will be on view. The exhibition is on display July 17 through July 29 at the Sandra & David Bakalar Gallery.  A free closing reception will be held on Tuesday, July 28 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

MassArt’s MFA program is a rigorous two-year program culminating in a thesis exhibition.  The Midway Show offers a unique opportunity to view the work of a diverse group of artists who, after an intensive first year of study and interdisciplinary collaboration, are actively refining their artistic perspectives.  

Midway includes work by: Gretchen Burger, Stephanie Cardon, Christopher Carroll, Olivia Glascock, Wilson Lawrence, Sarah Lubin, Marc McNulty, Laurel McMechan, Adrian Negenborn, Sarah Alice Moran, Tony Oliveto, Jordan Bentley Ricks, Carrie Strine, Elizabeth Thach, Kevin Thrasher, Gregory Vershbow, Johanna Warwick, Andres Zuniga.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

June 26 - July 26, 2009

I have a painting in Boston Young Contemporaries 2009 at 808 Gallery in Boston. Opening Reception June 26th from 6-8pm at 808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA

September 2008

Starting work on my MFA at Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA

January 10, 2008 - February 24, 2008

Juried Student/Alumni Exhibition at the Victoria Myhren Gallery, School of Art & Art History, Denver, CO

September 2007

Coffee with the Artist at Metropolis Coffee in the Golden Triangle, Denver, CO

May/June 2007

[The Space Between] new paintings by Laurel McMechan at SellarsProjectSpace.

March 2007

[In the Cutlass] at Dazzle Supper Club. Curated by Eric Matelski of Neo Studio's.

December 2006

[Alright for now] new work by Laurel McMechan at Pirate - Contemporary Art