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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 SOLO EXHIBITION—PHILADELPHIA

Laura Splan: Conformations
Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
October 17–November 23, 2019
Opening Reception: Thurs, Oct 17, 5:00-7:30pm

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Current GROUP EXHIBITION—Ft. worth

Set in Motion: Art That Moves
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Sep 14–Dec 8, 2019
An exhibition that pairs an interactive installation by Camille Utterback with artwork that transforms human movement including artists Laura Splan, Louise Nevelson, Anni Albers, Barbara Morgan, Ruth Asawa, Helen Frankenthaler, Georgia O’Keeffe…

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NEW INC—NEW YORK CITY

NEW INC 2020/2019 — Creative Experiments
NEW INC is the New Museum's incubator exploring new ideas at the intersection of art, technology, and design. The Creative Experiments track is supported by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative.

LAURA SPLAN AT NEW INC
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RECENT EXHIBITION—ATLANTA

The World Unseen: Intersections of Art and Science
May 20 – August 30, 2019
David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
ARTISTS: Laura Splan, Anna Dumitriu, Lorrie Fredette, Scott Chimileski…

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NEW PUBLICATION—ANTENNAE: INTERFACE

Antennae: The Journal of Nature in Visual Culture
”Interface” Issue: Laura Splan, Eduardo Kac, Anna Dumitriu, Roger Malina, & others

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NEW BOOK—NEEDLE IN A HAYSTACK

Artist book with photography & text

Created for the 2018 Residency at the Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Supported by Integral Molecular, Esther Klein Gallery, Knight Foundation

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RECENT EXHIBITION—SANTA FE

Stitching & Weaving in the Digital Age
Currents 826, Santa Fe, NM
May 24–Aug 9, 2019
ARTISTS: Laura Splan, Casey Reas, Victoria Manganiello & Julian Goldman…

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ON VIEW: Embodied Objects and Recursive Expressions

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NEW CATALOG—bioart residency

Catalog for the inaugural year of the BioArt Residency at the University City Science Center, in partnership with Integral Molecular & Esther Klein Gallery

Essays: Ben Doranz, Angela McQuillan, Cindy Stockton-Moore, Tom Charpentier
Artists: Laura Splan, Heather-Dewey Hagborg, Orkan Telhan, Deirdre Murphy

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UPCOMING ARTIST TALKS/LECTURES

November 2019
Pennsylvania State University, School of Visual Arts
John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series

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RECENT EXHIBITION—PROVIDENCE, RI

NEA Digital Arts Fellowship Exhibition:
Laura Splan, Jessica Thompson, Lauren Valley
AS220 Resident Gallery, Providence, RI
August 2–25, 2019

The NEA supported Digital Arts Fellowship assists in the production of new work by artists working at the forefront of creative digital media.

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ON VIEW: Circumscriptions (Sort of Like This & Gate Inspections)

PUBLICATION—Peripheral ARTeries

Peripheral ARTeries: Biennial Edition
Interview by curators Josh Ryder and Melissa C. Hilborn

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Upcoming Exhibition—Monroe, LA

Synthesis: Art and Nature in the Post-Digital Age
Dec 12, 2019 - Feb 8, 2020
Masur Museum of Art, Monroe, LA

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ON VIEW: Selected hand-cut collages from the Modular Systems series including Transfigurations and Serendipitous Destiny.

FELLOWSHIP—PROVIDENCE, RI

2018/19 NEA Digital Arts Fellowship Program
AS220 Industries, Providence, RI

Workshops with NEA Digital Arts Fellow Laura Splan:
Reimagining Craft Through Code: Intro to Processing
Sensors and Interactive Circuits: Intro to Arduino

Photo: Nihar Makwana for Creative Tech Week

SOLO EXHBITION—MONTRÉAL

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

Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, QC

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UPCOMING PUBLICATION—E-SQUARED

Collage by Laura Splan featured on the cover of E-Squared Magazine, Issue #5
Meta Static (Exclusive Secret), 2014, magazine collage on archival paper

E-Squared is an international, quarterly print magazine that draws from both art + science and is the embodiment of this synergy.

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GROUP EXHIBITION—NEW YORK

Artfare Inaugural Exhibition
Curated by Daniela Holban & Kelly Schroer
Jan 31–Feb 3, 2019
New York, NY

ARTISTS: Miya Ando, Kenseth Armstead, Sarah E. Brook, James Clar, Lola Flash, Liz Nielsen, Laura Splan, Shoshanna Weinberger, Dustin Yellin…

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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…

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PROJECT INFO (Selected works from Manifest on view)
ON VIEW: Selections from Manifest
Photo Credit: Art Paxton

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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EXHIBITION—PHILADELPHIA

3675 Market Street Grand Opening Celebration
November 9, 2018
Group exhibition curated by Angela McQuillan

ARTISTS: Laura Splan, Heather Dewey-Hagborg, Orkan Telhan, Deirdre Murphy

ON VIEW: SURFACE TENSION BY LAURA SPLAN

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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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…

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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