Laura Owens (American, b.1970) is a mixed-media painter, best known for her images of animals and landscape incorporating a number of art historical references. Originally from Euclid, OH, Owens received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. She later completed her MFA at the California Institute of the Arts. After emerging onto the art scene in the late 1990s, she became the youngest artist ever to receive a retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. She has also had solo shows at the Bonnefantan Museum, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Milawaukee Art Museum, Aspen Art Museum, and the Miami Museum of Contemporary Art. In addition, she was a featured artist at the 2014 Whitney Biennial. Owens lives and works in Los Angeles.