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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.

News: Exhibitions, Lectures, Press

CURRENT EXHIBITION—NEW YORK Remedy  Oct 4, 2016–Jan 14, 2017 ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY Reception: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 from 4-6pm ON VIEW: Selected latch-hook sculptures from the Placebo series

CURRENT EXHIBITION—NEW YORK
Remedy 
Oct 4, 2016–Jan 14, 2017
ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY
Reception: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 from 4-6pm
ON VIEW: Selected latch-hook sculptures from the Placebo series

RECENT COLLABORATION–AUSTRIA Metronome Networked performance with biofeedback driven visuals & sound Collaboration by Laura Splan, Iulia Miruna Radu & Hari Stojan at Schmiede Hallein, Austria

RECENT COLLABORATION–AUSTRIA
Metronome
Networked performance with biofeedback driven visuals & sound
Collaboration by Laura Splan, Iulia Miruna Radu & Hari Stojan
at Schmiede
Hallein, Austria

AVAILABLE ONLINE — ACRE PROJECTS ACRE's Annual Benefit Auction Bids accepted online until 7:30p, Oct 5, 2016 Bidding continues at live auction at Hearth on Oct 5, 2016 LIve auction, performances, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert Prairie Production, Chicago, IL

AVAILABLE ONLINE — ACRE PROJECTS
ACRE's Annual Benefit Auction
Bids accepted online until 7:30p, Oct 5, 2016
Bidding continues at live auction at Hearth on Oct 5, 2016

LIve auction, performances, cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dinner, dessert
Prairie Production, Chicago, IL

RECENT INTERVIEW — SPEAK SPEAK Raw Material: In Conversation with Curator Angela McQuillan with Artists Laura Splan and Gail Wight In conjunction with the exhibition, Raw Material, at Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2016.

RECENT INTERVIEW — SPEAK SPEAK
Raw Material: In Conversation with Curator Angela McQuillan with Artists Laura Splan and Gail Wight
In conjunction with the exhibition, Raw Material, at Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia, PA) in May 2016.

CURRENT EXHIBITION—SANTA MONICA, CA 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 Closing Events: Oct 8, 6–9pm & Oct 9, 12–5pm See Exhibition Installation Views

CURRENT EXHIBITION—SANTA MONICA, CA
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
Closing Events: Oct 8, 6–9pm & Oct 9, 12–5pm
See Exhibition Installation Views

CURRENT ARTIST RESIDENCY–AUSTRIA subnetAIR Artist in Residence (Fall 2016) in collaboration w/ The Center for Human-Computer Interaction Department of Computer Sciences University of Salzburg Biosensors, biofeedback, physical computing

CURRENT ARTIST RESIDENCY–AUSTRIA
subnetAIR Artist in Residence (Fall 2016)
in collaboration w/
The Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Salzburg
Biosensors, biofeedback, physical computing

RECENT PUBLICATION–ROUTLEDGE The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art & Architecture Eds.: Charissa N. Terranova/Meredith Tromble Featured in Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices 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 Part 4: Biologies and Art Theories and Practices in Dorothy Santos's essay From Materiality to Machines

CURRENT EXHIBITION—LOS ANGELES, CA International Digital Art Competition Winners Exhibition Curated by Nancy Meyer (LACMA, Walker Art Center) and Rex Bruce (LACDA) Los Angeles Center For Digital Art Los Angeles, CA Sep 8–Oct 1, 2016

CURRENT EXHIBITION—LOS ANGELES, CA
International Digital Art Competition Winners Exhibition
Curated by Nancy Meyer (LACMA, Walker Art Center) and Rex Bruce (LACDA)
Los Angeles Center For Digital Art
Los Angeles, CA
Sep 8–Oct 1, 2016

UPCOMING ARTIST RESIDENCY–FALL Researcher in Residence/Visiting Lecturer IMRC/Department of New Media University of Maine, Orono, ME IMD530/NMD430: Graduate level course w/Gene Felice focused on art & science based interdisciplinary collaboration, featuring Researcher in Residence Laura Splan.

UPCOMING ARTIST RESIDENCY–FALL
Researcher in Residence/Visiting Lecturer
IMRC/Department of New Media
University of Maine, Orono, ME
IMD530/NMD430: Graduate level course w/Gene Felice focused on art & science based interdisciplinary collaboration, featuring Researcher in Residence Laura Splan.

RECENT ARTIST TALK—AUSTRIA subnetAIR Meet the Artist Sep 7, 2016 Center for Human-Computer Interaction Department of Computer Sciences University of Salzburg

RECENT ARTIST TALK—AUSTRIA
subnetAIR Meet the Artist

Sep 7, 2016
Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Salzburg

RECENT WORK Embodied Objects EMG (electromyography) data-driven forms 3D-printed sculptures, computerized jacquard woven tapestries, archival pigment prints

RECENT WORK
Embodied Objects
EMG (electromyography) data-driven forms
3D-printed sculptures, computerized jacquard woven tapestries, archival pigment prints

ACQUISITION—THOMA FOUNDATION "Recently acquired by the Foundation, Laura Splan’s Squint is a contemporary tapestry that bridges our Digital and Op Art collections." VIEW EMG TAPESTRY SERIES

ACQUISITION—THOMA FOUNDATION
"Recently acquired by the Foundation, Laura Splan’s Squint is a contemporary tapestry that bridges our Digital and Op Art collections."

VIEW EMG TAPESTRY SERIES

LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH Squint 4-color lithograph, Edition of  30, 22.5"x22.5" $400 In collaboration with Normal Editions Workshop. Available on Dose Projects with 50% of sales benefiting Direct Relief—a humanitarian aid organization improving the health of people affected by emergencies.

LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH
Squint
4-color lithograph, Edition of  30, 22.5"x22.5"
$400
In collaboration with Normal Editions Workshop.
Available on Dose Projects with 50% of sales benefiting Direct Relief—a humanitarian aid organization improving the health of people affected by emergencies.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION—MIAMI, FL Invocations Satellite Miami at The Parisian Hotel (Next to Aqua Art Fair) Miami Beach, FL December 1–4, 2016

UPCOMING EXHIBITION—MIAMI, FL
Invocations
Satellite Miami at The Parisian Hotel
(Next to Aqua Art Fair)
Miami Beach, FL
December 1–4, 2016

RECENT LECTURES Creative Tech Week, New York, NY New York Hall of Science, New York, NY Illinois State University, IL UNC Chapel Hill, NC Austin Peay State University, TN

RECENT LECTURES
Creative Tech Week, New York, NY
New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
Illinois State University, IL

UNC Chapel Hill, NC
Austin Peay State University, TN

UPCOMING ROUNDTABLE–NEW YORK CITY Entangling Art & Biology: Bioart and Beyond Arnaud Gerspacher, Anna Sokolina, Jennifer Johung, Charissa Terranova, Laura Splan, Jane Prophet, Rachel Mayeri, Meredith Tromble, Dorothy Santos, Adam Zaretsky, Patricia Olynyk, Liselot van der Heijden CAA Conference, New York, NY Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30–3:00 PM

UPCOMING ROUNDTABLE–NEW YORK CITY
Entangling Art & Biology: Bioart and Beyond
Arnaud Gerspacher, Anna Sokolina, Jennifer Johung, Charissa Terranova, Laura Splan, Jane Prophet, Rachel Mayeri, Meredith Tromble, Dorothy Santos, Adam Zaretsky, Patricia Olynyk, Liselot van der Heijden
CAA Conference, New York, NY
Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30–3:00 PM

RECENT EXHIBITION-PHILADELPHIA Raw Material Laura Splan & Gail Wight Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA May 6–28, 2016

RECENT EXHIBITION-PHILADELPHIA
Raw Material
Laura Splan & Gail Wight
Grizzly Grizzly, Philadelphia, PA
May 6–28, 2016

RECENT EXHIBITION Material Bodies Curated by Anastasia Karpova Tinari ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL April 1–29, 2016

RECENT EXHIBITION
Material Bodies
Curated by Anastasia Karpova Tinari
ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL
April 1–29, 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

PUBLICATION "Manifest", Essay by Laura Splan Art Practical: Art, Science, & Wonder Issue 7.2, Oct 29, 2015

PUBLICATION
"Manifest", Essay by Laura Splan
Art Practical: Art, Science, & Wonder
Issue 7.2, Oct 29, 2015

RECENT EXHIBITION 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

RECENT EXHIBITION
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 REVIEW "Islip Exhibition Explores How Science Influences Art", by Karin Lipson The New York Times, Oct 22, 2015

EXHIBITION REVIEW
"Islip Exhibition Explores How Science Influences Art", by Karin Lipson
The New York Times, Oct 22, 2015

FIELD NOTES visual artifacts and studio research

FIELD NOTES
visual artifacts and studio research