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Laura Splan's work interrogates the material manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. Her conceptually based projects employ a range of traditional and digital techniques. She often uses found objects and appropriated sources to explore socially constructed perceptions of order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and digital fabrication.

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upcoming artist talk—san Jose, CA

LASER Art/Science Talks

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 7pm

San Jose State University
Digital Media Art Program at the CADRE Media Lab
San Jose, CA

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GROUP EXHIBITION—SAN FRANCISCO

October 11, 2018–February 28, 2019

Stitching & Weaving in the Digital Age
Curated by Christine Duval

ARTISTS: Guillermo Bert, Lia Cook, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, James Lanahan, Clive McCarthy, Casey Reas, Ligorano Reese, Windy Chien and Laura Splan

The Residence de France, San Francisco, CA
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CURRENT exhibition—SALZBURG

Possible Bodies
Curated by Karla Spiluttini and Korinna Lindinger
Sep 28–Nov 7, 2018

Exhibition of subnetAIR Residency Artists: Danny Bracken, Young Suk Lee, Lucas Norer, Robert Praxmarer, Anthony Rayzhekov, Laura Splan, Klaus Spiess und Lucie Strecker

Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria

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RECENT SOLO EXHBITION—MONTRÉAL

Laura Splan: Embodied Objects
March 15–April 21, 2018

Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITION—NEWARK

Mirror Mirror, Feb 8–Dec 20, 2018
Curated by Anonda Bell
Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Artists: Laura Splan, Martha Wilson, William Kentridge, Faith Ringgold, Dread Scott, Patricia Piccinini, Hyphen-Labs, Paolo Cirio, E.V. Day, Nona Faustine, Ani Liu, Leah DeVun, Riva Lehrer, Wendy Red Star, Leo Selvaggio and others

GALLERY WEBSITE / PRESS RELEASE
PROJECT INFO (Selected works from Manifest on view)
Photo Credit: Art Paxton

CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITION—ONLINE

Claiming Needles

Curated by Peggy Schoenegge and Darja Zub
Presented by peer to space

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FALL LECTURER—STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford University
Lecturer, Department of Art & Art History
Autumn 2018 Quarter Art Practice Courses:
Embodied Interfaces and Data as Material

Photo: Nihar Makwana for Creative Tech Week

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RECENT PERFORMANCE—NEW YORK CITY

Harvestworks TEAM Lab
Governors Island, New York, NY

September 1 & 2, 2018

Sculptural performance with biosensor actuated apparatus and sound.

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RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—SANTA FE

Collecting Digital Art:
Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation

ART HOUSE, Santa Fe, NM
Artists: Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Guillermo Galindo, Laura Splan, Steina Vasulka, Vera Molnar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and others

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VISITING ARTIST—STANFORD, SAIC

Stanford University
Visiting Artist in Camille Utterback's Drawing with Code course, November 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Visiting Artist in Snow Yunxue Fu's Digitization Seminar, November 2018

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RECENT PRESS

“...In Splan’s works, coded data captured from bodily actions… is transformed into hypnotic rhythmic patterns and re-coded as sensory input. Aesthetically pleasurable and quantifiable, Splan deftly weaves scientific findings into visually stimulating artworks…”
— Audra Lambert, Arte Fuse

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RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—PHILADELPHIA

BioArt Residency
Integral Molecular, Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Funded by the Knight Foundation

The BioArt Residency program fosters collaboration between artists and scientists. Artists produce creative research projects in Integral Molecular’s biotechnology laboratory. The program provides unique access, opportunity and awareness for artists to explore the ever-changing world of biotechnology.

RESIDENCY WEBSITE
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RECENT ACQUISITION

NYU Langone Art Collection, New York, NY

Recursive Expressions (Squint #1-3)
archival pigment prints on hot press cotton rag
24" x 24" each
edition of 5 + 1 AP

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RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—WHITEWATER

Reading Material
Curators: Michael Flanagan, Susan Messer, Melanie Herzog

February 22–March 23, 2018

Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

GALLERY WEBSITE
PROJECT INFO (Selected works from Trousseau will be on view)

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—MONTRÉAL

Material Turn
March 8–April 13, 2018

Curated by WhiteFeather Hunter & Kelly Thompson
Artists: Laura Splan, LoVid, Ellen Rothenberg, Lia Cook, Robin Kang, others

La Galerie FOFA, Université Concordia
Montréal, Québec, Canada
(Photo: Guy L'Heureux)
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SOLO EXHIBITION—NEW YORK CITY

Manifest
June 28–August 23, 2017

Curated by Katherine Meehan, NYU Langone Art Collection
NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY

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INTERVIEW—SOME SERIOUS BUSINESS

#FiftyQuestions with Laura Splan
Questions by Quintan Ana Wikswo
August 2, 2017
"Some Serious Business presents #FiftyQuestions to highlight wonderful folks that are creating, presenting, questioning and critiquing."
Photo by NYU Langone Art Program & Collection
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SOLO EXHIBITION—HOUSTON

Material Expressions
January 13–February 11, 2017

Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX

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VIDEO PROFILE

Artist Laura Splan at Capsule Gallery
By Brenda Cruz-Wolf
January 2017
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