Laura Bickford is the William S. Arnett Curator for the Souls Grown Deep Foundation (SGDF). Previously, she has curated shows for INTUIT and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC), and worked on the reinstallation and site plan for the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park Project in Wilson, North Carolina. In addition, she has worked at the Roger Brown Study Collection in Chicago, and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Bickford was awarded a fellowship for her thesis work on Vollis Simpson after completing a Dual-MA in Modern Art History, Theory and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy at SAIC. She received her BA in Art History from the University of North Carolina, graduating with highest honors.