Laura Phipps is an assistant curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has been at the Whitney since the summer of 2009, and her recent projects include Virginia Overton: Sculpture Gardens, Open Plan: Andrea Fraser and a group show of emerging artists Flatlands. She has also co-curated a project with Michele Abeles and the permanent collection exhibition Test Pattern. Laura has assisted with numerous museum exhibitions including 2010, the Whitney Biennial, Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection, Glenn Ligon: AMERICA, Singular Visions, Wade Guyton OS, Sinister Pop, and Jeff Koons: A Retrospective. She has served on the grant selection committee of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation, as a visiting critic for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace and Smackmellon Studio Program, and as a guest curator at the Kentler Drawing Center, Brooklyn. Prior to the Whitney, Phipps worked in the curatorial department and director’s office of the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth. She received her MA, Art History at Hunter College, CUNY and BFA, Studio Art and BS, Psychology from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.