Laura Hoptman is the Kraus Family Senior Curator at the New Museum. Previously, she was Curator of Contemporary Art at Carnegie Museum of Art where she organized the 54th Carnegie International exhibition. As a curator of drawing at The Museum of Modern Art, she organized exhibitions including Drawing Now: Eight Propositions (2002) and Love Forever: Yayoi Kusama (1998). At the New Museum, she team-organized the opening exhibition Unmonumental, (2007); The Generational: Younger Than Jesus (2009) and has curated survey exhibitions of paintings by Tomma Abts (2007), Elizabeth Peyton (2008), and a retrospective of the multi-media work of Brion Gysin (2010).
In addition to catalogs accompanying her exhibitions, Hoptman is the author of Yayoi Kusama and the co-editor of Primary Documents: Contemporary art in East Central Europe. She has written frequently for magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia.