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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 SOLO EXHIBITION—NEW YORK CITY Manifest NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery 550 First Ave., New York, NY (follow the "Yellow Pathway") Curated by Katherine Meehan, NYU Langone Art Collection June 28–August 18, 2017 Reception/Artist Talk: June 28th Gallery Hours: Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

CURRENT SOLO EXHIBITION—NEW YORK CITY
Manifest
NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery
550 First Ave., New York, NY (follow the "Yellow Pathway")
Curated by Katherine Meehan, NYU Langone Art Collection
June 28–August 18, 2017
Reception/Artist Talk: June 28th
Gallery Hours: Open 24 Hours, 7 Days a Week

CURRENT EXHIBITION—SANTA FE Collecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation ART HOUSE, Santa Fe, NM Public Reception: Saturday, June 17th, 5-7pm Artists: Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Guillermo Galindo, Laura Splan, Steina Vasulka, Vera Molnar PRESS RELEASE

CURRENT EXHIBITION—SANTA FE
Collecting Digital Art: Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation
ART HOUSE, Santa Fe, NM
Public Reception: Saturday, June 17th, 5-7pm
Artists: Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Guillermo Galindo, Laura Splan, Steina Vasulka, Vera Molnar
PRESS RELEASE

IN THE STUDIO—BROOKLYN, NY Current work in progress Prototypes for live durational performances Physical computing, Arduino, Processing

IN THE STUDIO—BROOKLYN, NY
Current work in progress
Prototypes for live durational performances
Physical computing, Arduino, Processing

UPCOMING EXHIBITION—MONTRÉAL Material Turn Group Exhibition March 8 – April 13, 2018 La Galerie FOFA, Université Concordia Montréal, Québec, Canada

UPCOMING EXHIBITION—MONTRÉAL
Material Turn
Group Exhibition
March 8 – April 13, 2018
La Galerie FOFA, Université Concordia
Montréal, Québec, Canada

RECENT VIDEO INTERVIEW—MATERIAL EXPRESSIONS Artist Laura Splan at Capsule Gallery By Brenda Cruz-Wolf January 2017

RECENT VIDEO INTERVIEW—MATERIAL EXPRESSIONS
Artist Laura Splan at Capsule Gallery
By Brenda Cruz-Wolf
January 2017

RECENT ARTICLE—HYPERALLERGIC From Beaded Portraiture to Brainwave Drawings, Favorites from Greenpoint Open Studios Article by Seph Rodney Hyperallergic June 5, 2017

RECENT ARTICLE—HYPERALLERGIC
From Beaded Portraiture to Brainwave Drawings, Favorites from Greenpoint Open Studios
Article by Seph Rodney
Hyperallergic
June 5, 2017

RECENT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—TX Bits & Pieces: Material Epistemologies and Digital Fabrication Digital Fabrication Symposium Friday, April 21, 2017 Presented by the College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas Denton, TX

RECENT KEYNOTE PRESENTATION—TX
Bits & Pieces: Material Epistemologies and Digital Fabrication
Digital Fabrication Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2017
Presented by the College of Visual Arts & Design, University of North Texas
Denton, TX

RECENT SCREENING–NEW YORK CITY Craft Action: Genre Bending 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) CAA Conference, New York, NY Feb 16, 2017 PROJECT PAGE

RECENT SCREENING–NEW YORK CITY
Craft Action: Genre Bending
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)
CAA Conference, New York, NY
Feb 16, 2017
PROJECT PAGE

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

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

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITION "Material Expressions" Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX January 13—February 11, 2017

RECENT SOLO EXHIBITION
"Material Expressions"
Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX
January 13—February 11, 2017

RECENT EXHIBITION—VIENNA KUBÉPOLIS Group Exhibition Curated/Staged by kaquadrat (Korinna Lindinger & Karla Spiluttini) March 17–31, 2017 Mz. Baltazars Laboratory Vienna, Austria

RECENT EXHIBITION—VIENNA
KUBÉPOLIS
Group Exhibition Curated/Staged by kaquadrat (Korinna Lindinger & Karla Spiluttini)
March 17–31, 2017
Mz. Baltazars Laboratory
Vienna, Austria

RECENT ARTIST TALK–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 Feb 17, 2017

RECENT ARTIST TALK–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
Feb 17, 2017

RECENT ARTIST LECTURES & TEACHING University of Maine, Dept. of New Media, ME Creative Tech Week, New York, NY New York Hall of Science, New York, NY Textile Study Group of New York, New York, NY Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Austria University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

RECENT ARTIST LECTURES & TEACHING
University of Maine, Dept. of New Media, ME
Creative Tech Week, New York, NY

New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
Textile Study Group of New York, New York, NY
Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Austria
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—IEA Institute for Electronic Arts Video Time Media Studio Alfred University School of Art & Design Division of Expanded Media Feb 2017

RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—IEA
Institute for Electronic Arts
Video Time Media Studio
Alfred University School of Art & Design
Division of Expanded Media
Feb 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 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

RECENTLY EXHIBITED—PLACEBO Remedy  Oct 4, 2016–Jan 14, 2017 ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY ON VIEW: Selected latch-hook sculptures from the Placebo series

RECENTLY EXHIBITED—PLACEBO
Remedy 
Oct 4, 2016–Jan 14, 2017
ArtsWestchester Gallery, White Plains, NY
ON VIEW: Selected latch-hook sculptures from the Placebo series

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 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.

RECENT RESEARCH RESIDENCY Researcher in Residence IMRC/Department of New Media University of Maine, Orono, ME Digital Fabrication, biosensors, laser etching

RECENT RESEARCH RESIDENCY
Researcher in Residence
IMRC/Department of New Media
University of Maine, Orono, ME
Digital Fabrication, biosensors, laser etching

RECENTLY PUBLISHED CATALOG Objects Of Wonder, 2016 Curators' introductions by David Familian & Madeline Schwartzman Beall Center for Art+Technology, Irvine, CA Glenn Kaino, Laura Splan, Suzanne Anker, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & others

RECENTLY PUBLISHED CATALOG
Objects Of Wonder, 2016
Curators' introductions by David Familian & Madeline Schwartzman
Beall Center for Art+Technology, Irvine, CA
Glenn Kaino, Laura Splan, Suzanne Anker, Guillermo Gómez-Peña & others

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
See Exhibition Installation Views

RECENT EXHIBITION—MIAMI Invocations Curated by Doppelgänger Projects Nov 30—Dec 4, 2016 Satellite Miami Art Fair Miami Beach, FL

RECENT EXHIBITION—MIAMI
Invocations
Curated by Doppelgänger Projects
Nov 30—Dec 4, 2016
Satellite Miami Art Fair
Miami Beach, FL

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 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

RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY–AUSTRIA subnetAIR Artist in Residence in collaboration w/ Center for Human-Computer Interaction Department of Computer Sciences University of Salzburg, Austria Durational performances with biosensors and physical computing

RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY–AUSTRIA
subnetAIR Artist in Residence
in collaboration w/
Center for Human-Computer Interaction
Department of Computer Sciences
University of Salzburg, Austria
Durational performances with biosensors and physical computing

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

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

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

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

EXHIBITION—CHICAGO, IL
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

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

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