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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

RECENT ARTIST PRESENTATION–NEW YORK, NY 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 PRESENTATION–NEW YORK, NY
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 SCREENING–NEW YORK, NY 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, NY
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

CURRENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—IEA Institute for Electronic Arts Video Time Media Studio Alfred University, Alfred, NY February 19-25, 2017

CURRENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—IEA
Institute for Electronic Arts
Video Time Media Studio
Alfred University, Alfred, NY
February 19-25, 2017

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 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 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

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

UPCOMING ARTIST TALKS & VISITS March 9, 2017 Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts University of New Haven Old Lyme, CT

UPCOMING ARTIST TALKS & VISITS
March 9, 2017
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
University of New Haven
Old Lyme, CT

UPCOMING RESIDENCY—EST-NORD-EST Est-Nord-Est, résidence d'artistes Saint-Jean-Port-Joli,Québec Canada Summer 2017

UPCOMING RESIDENCY—EST-NORD-EST
Est-Nord-Est, résidence d'artistes
Saint-Jean-Port-Joli,Québec
Canada
Summer 2017

RECENT LECTURES & TALKS University of Maine, Dept. of New Media, ME Creative Tech Week, New York, NY New York Hall of Science, New York, NY Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Austria

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

New York Hall of Science, New York, NY
Center for Human-Computer Interaction, Austria

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, 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 See Exhibition Installation Views

RECENT 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
See Exhibition Installation Views

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

RECENT EXHIBITION—MIAMI ART WEEK
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

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.

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