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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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CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITION—SANTA FE

Collecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation
ART HOUSE, Santa Fe, NM
Jun 17–Dec 30, 2017
Artists: Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Guillermo Galindo, Laura Splan, Steina Vasulka, Vera Molnar
Also on view: Cyberbodies with Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, collaborative work from Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) by Kenneth Knowlton and Leon Harmon
PRESS RELEASE
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RECENT artist talk—NEW YORK CITY

LASER (Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous)
LevyArts, 40 E 19th Street, New York, NY
November 12, 2017

NY LASER is a series of lectures and presentations on art and science projects. Ellen K. Levy and Patricia Olynyk co-direct these presentations to promote dialogue at the highest level among artists, scientists, scholars, and historians. Feature presentations by Nina Sobell, Laura Splan, Orkan Telhan.

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RECENT SOLO EXHIBITION—NEW YORK CITY

Manifest
June 28–August 23, 2017
NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery
New York, NY
Curated by Katherine Meehan, NYU Langone Art Collection
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RECENT SCREENING—NEW YORK CITY

Craft Action: Genre Bending
CAA Conference, New York, NY
Feb 16, 2017
Film series exploring the role of process, action, and skill as they relate to craft. Curated by Marilyn Zapf (The Center for Craft Creativity & Design) & Namita Gupta Wiggers (Critical Craft Forum)

Craft Action included a video from Splan's Material Expressions, a series of durational performances with biodata actuated motors, sculptures and sound.

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RECENT SOLO EXHIBITION—HOUSTON

Material Expressions
Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX
January 13—February 11, 2017
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RECENT PUBLICATION—INTERALIA

Interalia Magazine—August issue
“New Thoughts. New Works"
August 2017
Recent developments in artists’ work and thinking who engage with art and science, mathematics and philosophy.”
Elaine Whittaker, Laura Splan, Jasmine Pradissitto, Günes-Hélène Isitan, Udit Mahajan, Sarah Craske, Karen Margolis, Guang Zhu, Richard Bright, Jared Vaughan Davis.
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RECENT 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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UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITION—MONTRÉAL

Material Turn
Group Exhibition
March 8 – April 13, 2018
La Galerie FOFA, Université Concordia
Montréal, Québec, Canada
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RECENT VIDEO PROFILE

Artist Laura Splan at Capsule Gallery
By Brenda Cruz-Wolf
January 2017
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RECENT PUBLICATION—ROUTLEDGE Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age By Karen M'Closkey, Keith VanDerSys 2017, Routledge

RECENT PUBLICATION—ROUTLEDGE
Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age
By Karen M'Closkey, Keith VanDerSys
2017, Routledge

RECENT PRESS—HOUSTON CHRONICLE Sculpture made with the blink of an eye Laura Splan's "Manifest" pieces at Capsule Gallery are 3D reflections of her muscle movement By Molly Glentzer January 30, 2017

RECENT PRESS—HOUSTON CHRONICLE
Sculpture made with the blink of an eye
Laura Splan's "Manifest" pieces at Capsule Gallery are 3D reflections of her muscle movement

By Molly Glentzer
January 30, 2017

RECENT PUBLICATION–ROUTLEDGE The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art & Architecture Eds.: Charissa N. Terranova/Meredith Tromble Featured in Dorothy Santos's essay From Materiality to Machines

RECENT PUBLICATION–ROUTLEDGE
The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art & Architecture
Eds.: Charissa N. Terranova/Meredith Tromble
Featured in Dorothy Santos's essay From Materiality to Machines

RECENT ARTICLE—SURFACE DESIGN Surface Design Journal, Summer 2016 "Laura Splan: Manifest", by Elizabeth Lopeman “...The exigent urgency of Laura Splan’s conceptual work always feels one step ahead of us…”

RECENT ARTICLE—SURFACE DESIGN
Surface Design Journal, Summer 2016
"Laura Splan: Manifest", by Elizabeth Lopeman
“...The exigent urgency of Laura Splan’s conceptual work always feels one step ahead of us…”

RECENT EXHIBITION—SANTA MONICA CODE and NOISE Sep 10–Oct 9, 2016 Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA Curated by Christine Duval ARTISTS: Jim Campbell, Casey Reas, Daniel Canogar, Laura Splan & others See Exhibition Installation Views

RECENT EXHIBITION—SANTA MONICA
CODE and NOISE
Sep 10–Oct 9, 2016
Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Curated by Christine Duval
ARTISTS: Jim Campbell, Casey Reas, Daniel Canogar, Laura Splan & others
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EXHIBITION—IRVINE, CA Objects of Wonder Glenn Kaino, Laura Splan, Suzanne Anker, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & others Curated by David Familian & Madeline Schwartzman Beall Center for Art+Technology, Irvine, CA Oct 3, 2015–Jan 23, 2016

EXHIBITION—IRVINE, CA
Objects of Wonder
Glenn Kaino, Laura Splan, Suzanne Anker, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & others
Curated by David Familian & Madeline Schwartzman
Beall Center for Art+Technology, Irvine, CA
Oct 3, 2015–Jan 23, 2016

REVIEW "The Body Speaks Louder Than Words" by Megan Guerber Art & Translation, Dec 22, 2015

REVIEW
"The Body Speaks Louder Than Words"
by Megan Guerber
Art & Translation, Dec 22, 2015

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