A graduate of the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts), Laputka’s background includes print design, television graphics, animated film work and teaching. Over the course of her artistic career she has also worked with watercolor, acrylic, collage, mixed media, graphite, artists’ books and printmaking.
Laputka has had over a dozen solo exhibitions and has exhibited in over two hundred regional, national and international juried shows. Her paintings are in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the United States. She has competed in plein air competitions in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Wyoming.
Her paintings have been featured in Pastel Artist International Magazine, International Artist Magazine and The Artist’s Magazine as well as Rockport Publishers The Best of Acrylic Painting. The Pastel Journal did an eight page article on Laputka’s work for their October 2012 issue and featured one of her paintings on the cover.
Laputka has done editing and writing for the Pastel Society of America where she holds signature member status. She has been inducted into the Master Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a signature member of the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Knickerbocker Artists, the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. She is also a member of Philadelphia Tri-State Artist Equity.