Lectures & Teaching

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.

Lectures & Teaching

UPCOMING LECTURES & PANELS

  • December 6, 2016 at 7pm—Visiting Artist Lecture
    University of Maine
    IMRC/Dept. of New Media
    Stewart Hall, Orono, ME
    Free / Open to the public
  • January 12, 2017 at 6pm—Artist Talk
    Capsule Gallery
    Houston, TX
  • January 18, 2017 at 7pm—Artist Talk
    Textile Study Group of New York
    E. 35 St. (btw. Park Av. & Madison Av.)
    New York, NY
  • February 17, 2017 at 1:30pm—Panelist
    Entangling Art & Biology: Bioart & Beyond
    CAA Conference
    New York, NY

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST LECTURES

  • 2016 Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg, Austria
  • 2015 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 2014 Dowling College, Oakdale, NY
  • 2013 SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
  • 2012 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
  • 2011 Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2009 Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX
  • 2008 Rhodes College, Memphis, TN
  • 2007 California College of Art, Oakland, CA
  • 2006 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
  • 2005 San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • 2004 Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002 California State University, Hayward, CA

SELECTED PANELIST, DISCUSSANT, PRESENTER

  • 2016 The Creative Machine: Artists Using Data and 3D Printing, Creative Tech Week Arts Hub, New York, NY
  • 2015 TechNoBody, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
    Decoding the Biological via Digital Media Art, Maker Faire, New York Hall of Science Auditorium, Center Stage, New York, NY
  • 2013 Women Artists and the Body, Presented by Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Brooklyn Museum, NY
  • 2012 Dancing With DNA, Painting With Blood, with Scott Snibbe & Drew Berry, SciFoo Camp, Googleplex, Mountain View, CA
  • 2011 BioArt, Biohumanities Guest Lecturer/Discussant, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA 
  • 2010 Dead or Alive: Intersections of Art and Science, Roundtable Discussion, Museum for Art and Design, New York, NY
  • 2007 Biology and Art: Two Worlds or One?, New York Academy of Sciences, New York, NY
  • 2005 Carnal Knowledge, MOCA at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 2002 Ladyfest Artist Panel, Spring Tower, Los Angeles, CA

ACADEMIC TEACHING

  • 2016 University of Maine, Department of New Media, Orono, ME
  • 2015 Illinois State University, College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL
  • 2013 Marymount Manhattan College, Department of Art, New York, NY
    • SUNY Purchase College, School of Art+Design, Purchase, NY
  • 2011 Stanford University, Art & Art History Department, Palo Alto, CA
  • 2005 Mills College, Intermedia Arts Department, Oakland, CA

STUDIO PRACTICE ADVISOR

  • 2012-13 Pratt Institute, Independent Study, Brooklyn, NY (Undergraduate/Graduate)
  • 2007-08 San Francisco Art Institute, School of Studio Practice, San Francisco, CA (Graduate)
  • 2007 San Francisco State University, Department of Art, San Francisco, CA (Graduate)
  • 2004-05 California College of Art, Fine Arts Department, San Francisco, CA (Graduate)

STUDIO PRACTICE INSTRUCTION

  • 2012 Observatory, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2009 Shakerag Workshops, Sewanee, TN
  • 2002 Center for Electronic Arts, San Francisco, CA
  • 96-12 Bay Area Video Coalition, San Francisco, CA

VISITING ARTIST STUDIO CRITIQUES

  • 2015 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC (Graduates)
    • Illinois State University, College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL (Graduates/Undergraduates)
  • 2013 SUNY Fredonia, Fredonia, NY (Undergraduates)
  • 2012 New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (Graduates)
    • Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA (Undergraduates)
  • 2011 San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA (Graduates)
  • 2009 Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX (Graduates)
  • 2008 Rhodes College, Memphis, TN (Undergraduates)
  • 2006 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD (Graduates)
  • STUDIO VISITS WITH VISITING INSTITUTIONS (BROOKLYN STUDIO)

  • 2016 Interim Semester Seminar, with Professor Marni Shindelman, School of Art, University of Georgia
    New Media Art Course, with Professor Liss LaFleur,  Department of Studio Art, University of North Texas
  • 2010 Graduate Seminar, with Professor Lewis deSoto, Art Department, San Francisco State University
  • 2007 Graduate Seminar, with Professor Lewis deSoto, Art Department, San Francisco State University
  • ACADEMIC COURSES TAUGHT

  • Art & Science Collaborative
  • Art & Biology
  • Electronic Arts
  • Digital Art
  • STUDIO PRACTICE TOPICS TAUGHT

  • Digital Fabrication (Embroidery, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting/Etching)
  • 3D Modeling (Rhino)
  • Creative Coding (Processing)
  • Biosensors (Arduino)
  • Motion Graphics/Video (After Effects/Premiere)
  • Digital Imaging/Printing (Photoshop/Illustrator)
  • DIY Bio Lab Techniques
  • AFFILIATIONS

  • ASCI (Art & Science Collaborations), Board Member
  • Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
  • SciArt Center, Member
  • College Art Association, Presenter/Member
  • Creative Tech Week, Expert
  • Rhizome, Member
  • Creative Applications Network, Member

Visiting school in the studio (Brooklyn, NY) Interim Semester Seminar w/Prof. Shindelman University of Georgia, School of Art, 2016

Visiting school in the studio (Brooklyn, NY)
Interim Semester Seminar w/Prof. Shindelman
University of Georgia, School of Art, 2016

Visiting Artist/Lecturer At Normal Editions Workshop with master printers Veda Rives & Morgan Price Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2015

Visiting Artist/Lecturer
At Normal Editions Workshop
with master printers Veda Rives & Morgan Price
Illinois State University, Normal, IL, 2015

Digital Fabrication Residency Livestreamed Speaker Series, 2015

Digital Fabrication Residency
Livestreamed Speaker Series, 2015

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Visiting Artist Lecture, 2012

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM Visiting Artist Lecture, 2012