Artist Laura Naples dressed in white, standing at a table at MacArthur holding the corners of a gestural painting on white paper.
Photos by Emma K. Morris

As part of our ongoing artist-in-residence series with MacArthur Place, Laura Naples makes the wine country property her home for a week. While in Sonoma, Laura took time to soften and slow - to pause, take note, to celebrate - and to be present in the resort gardens and natural surroundings. The works created while in residence reflect the colors, forms, and emotions Laura distilled from this experience. The pieces emulate curious exploration, paired with the grace of stillness and the gift of time for reflection.



  • Laura NaplesCleveland, OH

    Laura Naples (b. 1979) is a painter based in Cleveland, Ohio. Her gestural works in thin acrylic washes probe the space between chaos and control. Laura’s selective application of color offers further investigation in opposition, examining dark and light, spectral tone and monochrome.

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MacArthur Place

29 E MacArthur Street

Sonoma, CA


Aug 28, 2022-Sep 2, 2022