Laura Sue King was born in the early sixties in Santa Barbara, California to a hippie potter and a feminist schoolteacher. Her focus on how we experience color in painting began as a graduate student in the renowned Hunter College Color School. King has exhibited internationally in Argentina, China, Germany, Mauritius, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Great Britain, and the United States. She has been honored both as an artist and teacher, receiving an AIM award from the Bronx Museum of the Arts, an international printmaking residency from the Mahatma Gandhi Institute on the island of Mauritius, and research grants from Hunter College, the New School, and the State of New York. Her exhibitions and curatorial projects have been reviewed in Artforum and the New York Times. When she is not teaching at Hunter College, King lives and works in the Catskills with her partner and two dogs.