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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 FELLOW—PROVIDENCE

2018/19 Digital Arts Fellowship Program
AS220, Providence, RI
Supported by an Art Works Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The Digital Arts Fellowship assists in the production of new work by national female artists working at the forefront of social and creative digital media.

EVENT: Reimagining Craft Through Code (Workshop w/Laura Splan)

Photo: Nihar Makwana for Creative Tech Week

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION

Artfare Inaugural Exhibition
Curated by Daniela Holban & Kelly Schroer
Jan 31–Feb 3, 2019
New York, NY

ARTISTS: Miya Ando, Kenseth Armstead, Sarah E. Brook, James Clar, Lola Flash, Liz Nielsen, Laura Splan, Shoshanna Weinberger, Dustin Yellin, and others

SELECTED WORKS AVAILABLE ONLINE
ON VIEW: Selections from Recursive Expressions and Manifest

UPCOMING EXHIBITION—ATLANTA

The World Unseen: Intersections of Art and Science

May 20 – August 30, 2019

David J. Sencer CDC Museum
In Association with the Smithsonian Institution
Atlanta, GA

EXHIBITION INFO
ON VIEW: Doilies and Blank Stare

RECENT EXHIBITION—NEWARK

Mirror Mirror, Feb 8–Dec 20, 2018
Curated by Anonda Bell
Paul Robeson Galleries, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ

Artists: Laura Splan, Martha Wilson, William Kentridge, Faith Ringgold, Dread Scott, Patricia Piccinini, Hyphen-Labs, Paolo Cirio, E.V. Day, Nona Faustine, Ani Liu, Leah DeVun, Riva Lehrer, Wendy Red Star, Leo Selvaggio and others

GALLERY WEBSITE / PRESS RELEASE
PROJECT INFO (Selected works from Manifest on view)
ON VIEW: Selections from Manifest
Photo Credit: Art Paxton

RECENT SOLO EXHBITION—MONTRÉAL

Laura Splan: Embodied Objects
March 15–April 21, 2018

Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, Québec, Canada

EXHIBITION CATALOG
INSTALLATION VIEWS

RECENT PERFORMANCE—NEW YORK CITY

Harvestworks TEAM Lab
Governors Island, New York, NY

September 1 & 2, 2018

Sculptural performance with biosensor actuated apparatus and sound.

HARVESTWORKS WEBSITE

RECENT exhibition—SALZBURG

Possible Bodies
Curated by Karla Spiluttini and Korinna Lindinger
Sep 28–Nov 7, 2018

Exhibition of subnetAIR Residency Artists: Danny Bracken, Young Suk Lee, Lucas Norer, Robert Praxmarer, Anthony Rayzhekov, Laura Splan, Klaus Spiess und Lucie Strecker

Stadtgalerie Lehen, Salzburg, Austria

EXHIBITION DETAILS

RECENT LASER talkS—U.S.

2017/18 LASER Art/Science Talks

San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
New York, NY

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RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—PHILADELPHIA

3675 Market Street Grand Opening Celebration
Group exhibition curated by Angela McQuillan

ARTISTS: Deirdre Murphy, Laura Splan, Heather Dewey-Hagborg with special cocktails created by Orkan Telhan

November 9, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

ON VIEW: SURFACE TENSION BY LAURA SPLAN

CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITION—SAN FRANCISCO

October 11, 2018–February 28, 2019

Stitching & Weaving in the Digital Age
Curated by Christine Duval

ARTISTS: Guillermo Bert, Lia Cook, Kira Dominguez Hultgren, James Lanahan, Clive McCarthy, Casey Reas, Ligorano Reese, Windy Chien, Laura Splan

The Residence de France, San Francisco, CA
EXHIBITION INFO

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—SANTA FE

Collecting Digital Art:
Highlights + New Acquisitions from the Thoma Foundation

ART HOUSE, Santa Fe, NM
Artists: Beryl Korot, Brigitte Kowanz, Guillermo Galindo, Laura Splan, Steina Vasulka, Vera Molnar, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Eduardo Kac, and others

EXHIBITION INFO
COLLECTION INFO

VISITING ARTIST—STANFORD, SAIC, CCA

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Visiting Artist in Camille Utterback's Drawing with Code course, Nov 2018

School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Artist in Snow Yunxue Fu's Digitization Seminar, Nov 2018

California College of Art, Oakland, CA
Visiting Artist in Kimberlee Koym-Murteira’s 4D Action/Interaction class, Nov 2018

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RECENT PRESS

“...In Splan’s works, coded data captured from bodily actions… is transformed into hypnotic rhythmic patterns and re-coded as sensory input. Aesthetically pleasurable and quantifiable, Splan deftly weaves scientific findings into visually stimulating artworks…”
— Audra Lambert, Arte Fuse

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RECENT ARTIST RESIDENCY—PHILADELPHIA

BioArt Residency
Integral Molecular, Science Center, Philadelphia, PA
Funded by the Knight Foundation

The BioArt Residency program fosters collaboration between artists and scientists. Artists produce creative research projects in Integral Molecular’s biotechnology laboratory. The program provides unique access, opportunity and awareness for artists to explore the ever-changing world of biotechnology.

RESIDENCY WEBSITE
PRESS RELEASE

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—WHITEWATER

Reading Material
Curators: Michael Flanagan, Susan Messer, Melanie Herzog

February 22–March 23, 2018

Crossman Gallery
University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, WI

GALLERY WEBSITE
PROJECT INFO (Selected works from Trousseau will be on view)

RECENT GROUP EXHIBITION—MONTRÉAL

Material Turn
March 8–April 13, 2018

Curated by WhiteFeather Hunter & Kelly Thompson
Artists: Laura Splan, LoVid, Ellen Rothenberg, Lia Cook, Robin Kang, others

La Galerie FOFA, Université Concordia
Montréal, Québec, Canada
(Photo: Guy L'Heureux)
EXHIBITION INFO

SOLO EXHIBITION—NEW YORK CITY

Manifest
June 28–August 23, 2017

Curated by Katherine Meehan, NYU Langone Art Collection
NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY

EXHIBITION IMAGES

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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SOLO EXHIBITION—HOUSTON

Material Expressions
January 13–February 11, 2017

Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX

EXHIBITION IMAGES

VIDEO PROFILE

Artist Laura Splan at Capsule Gallery
By Brenda Cruz-Wolf
January 2017
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