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.

Visiting Artist & Lecturer

UPCOMING ARTIST TALK

  • Sunday, November 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), LevyArts, 40 E 19th Street, New York, NY
    Feature presentations by Orshi Drozdik, Nina Sobell, Laura Splan, Orkan Telhan
    EVENT INFO | REGISTER TO ATTEND (Space is limited)
  • RECENT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

  • 2017 Bits & Pieces: Material Epistemologies & Digital Fabrication, Digital Fabrication Symposium
    Presented by the College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

SELECTED ARTIST LECTURES & TALKS

  • 2017 LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous), New York, NY (Upcoming Nov. 12)
    Textile Study Group of New York, New York, NY
    NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY
  • 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

  • 2018 Material Turn Symposium, Université Concordia, Montréal, Québec, Canada (Upcoming March)
  • 2017 Entangling Art & Biology: Bioart & Beyond, College Art Association Conference, New York, NY
  • 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

SELECTED WRITING & INTERVIEWS

  • "#FiftyQuestions with Laura Splan", Interview Questions by Quintan Ana Wikswo, Some Serious Business, August 2017
  • "Laura Splan and Gail Wight: Raw Material: In Conversation with Curator Angela McQuillan", Speak Speak, Sep 2016
  • Laura Splan, “Manifest: The Role of Science in the Studio”, Art Practical: Art, Science, & Wonder, Issue 7.2, Oct 29, 2015
  • "Laura Splan and Liss LaFleur: In Conversation: Digital Fabrication in the Studio", DFR Blog, Jul 2015
  • "Straight Talk: Interview with Laura Splan by Julia Buntaine, SciArt in America, Feb 2014

SELECTED ACADEMIC TEACHING & ADVISING

  • University of Maine, Department of New Media, Orono, ME
  • Illinois State University, College of Fine Arts, Normal, IL
  • Marymount Manhattan College, Department of Art, New York, NY
  • SUNY Purchase College, School of Art+Design, Purchase, NY
  • Stanford University, Art & Art History Department, Palo Alto, CA
  • Mills College, Intermedia Arts Department, Oakland, CA
  • San Francisco Art Institute, School of Studio Practice, San Francisco, CA
  • California College of Art, Fine Arts Department, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED VISITING ARTIST STUDIO CRITIQUES

  • 2017 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, University of New Haven, Old Lyme, CT (Undergraduates)
  • 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)

  • 2017 Interactive Media Studio, with Professor Barbara Lattanzi, School of Art and Design, Alfred University, NY (in Institute for Electronic Arts studio)
  • 2016 Interim Semester Seminar, with Professor Marni Shindelman, School of Art, University of Georgia
    New Media Art, 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
  • AFFILIATIONS

  • Brooklyn Museum Feminist Art Base
  • SciArt Center, Member
  • Creative Tech Week, Presenter
  • ASCI (Art & Science Collaborations), Board Member
  • 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