Mary Laube was born in South Korea and grew up in the Midwest. She received her M.F.A. from the University of Iowa and her B.F.A. from Illinois State University. Laube’s work has been included in various group and solo exhibitions across the U.S. She attended the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in 2013 and the Vermont Studio Center in 2014. Her work has been published in New American Paintings #87 and #101. She received the Illinois National Women in the Arts Award 2009 and a Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts in 2014.