Laurie Fendrich is an abstract painter who lives and works in New York and is professor emerita of fine arts at Hofstra University. The recipient of a 2016 Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in fine arts, she has had several solo exhibitions, both nationally and in New York. Her most recent solo exhibition was in the fall of 2016 at Louis Stern Fine Arts in Los Angeles. In the spring of 2017, she was in a two-person exhibition of works on paper with her husband, Peter Plagens, at the Sonoma State University Art Gallery. She is also a frequent contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education, writing essays on the role of art and artists in society.