Science Friday

...uncannily mesmerizing...

The Village Voice

...Splan’s creations demand a double take...

Discover Magazine

...wondrous and weird...

San Francisco Chronicle

...Splan’s work always feels one step ahead of us...

Surface Design Journal

...highly imaginative...

Craft Magazine array of captivating approaches...
Anti-Utopias: Digital Art Series

...wonderfully bizarre...


...artworks that provoke and challenge...

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

...magical, heart-stopping...

ArtXX Radical Art Magazine

…Splan disturbs our notions of beauty...

American Craft
The New York Times
Science Friday
Wired Magazine
Discover Magazine
Art in America
CLOT Magazine
Los Angeles Times
The Village Voice


2023 MovieMaker Magazine, "CLIMAX 2024 Announces Film Festival Lineup", Dec 4, 2023

2023 Nature, "How ChatGPT and sounds from space brought a ‘luminous jelly’ to life" by Julie Gould, Nov 24, 2023

2023 Hyperallergic, "A Deep Dive Into the Underground World of Zines: Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines, opening next month at the Brooklyn Museum, will feature nearly a thousand works by almost 100 artists", by Maya Pontone, October 26, 2023

2023 On Goingness, “Laura Splan: On Art, Science, and Sticky Settings”, Podcast interview by Jenny Morris, Jul 21, 2023

2023 BOMB, “The Gooeyness of the Biological World: Art at the intersections of science, technology, and culture”, Anna Mikaela Ekstrand, Jan 18, 2023

2022 Science Friday, “A DNA Map You Can Touch—Or Walk Through”, Executive Producer/Host: Ira Flatow and Producer/Host: Christie Taylor, Dec 23, 2022

2022 Marketing AI Institute, "The Cognitive Human Enterprise: When AI, the Metaverse, and Humanity Collide—Laura Splan and the VR Experience" By Cathy McPhillips, Oct 6, 2022

2022 Sedition, “Artist Laura Splan on Using Scientific Tools to Make Digital Animations”, Oct 4, 2022

2022 Interalia Magazine, “Laura Splan: Mediating our relationship to the molecular world”, Interview by Richard Bright, January 2022

2022 Betevé, “Environment and Pandemic, Protagonists of the Digital Art Exhibition The Irruption”, Jun 11, 2022

2022 Arranging Tangerines: Lydian Stater Gallery Podcast, “A Conversation with Laura Splan”, Jun 2022

2022 Extrapolations, “Liminal Spaces Between Art and Science: An Interview with Artist Laura Splan”, Schrödinger, Apr 28, 2022

2021 Interalia Magazine, “Meeting Points Redefined”, Angela McQuillan, Nov 1, 2021

2021 Het Nieuws van West-Vlaanderen, “Triennial Bruges TraumA”, Mario De Wilde, Oct 28, 2021

2021 Hart Magazine, “Of Covetousness and Unease, TraumA, The Third Bruges Triennial”, Max Borka, Oct 24, 2021

2021 CLOT Magazine, “Laura Splan’s Entangled Entities, the intertwining of art & biotechnology”, by Giulia Ottavia Frattini, Aug 7, 2021

2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Journal of the National Academy of Sciences, “Science and Culture: The evolving portrait of a virus”, by Stephen Ornes, Jul 20, 2021

2021 The Low Countries, “Triennial Bruges 2021: Face Your Fears and Dream Big During an Artistic Exploration of Fantasy and Reality”, Yasmin Van ‘tveld, Jul 6, 2021

2021 Fast Company, “What COVID-19 looks like as a stunning work of art: Brooklyn artist Laura Splan provides a fresh perspective on how we view viral diseases by marrying art with science”, Suzanne Labarre, Jul 12, 2021

2021 Artribune, “Bruges Triennial 2021: Themes and artists of the third edition”, Marco Enrico Giacomelli, Jun 2, 2021

2021 Bigumigu, “Animations Inspired by Biological Systems: Bioartist Laura Splan produced a series of animations using molecular visualization software and coronavirus structures”, Ece Burgaz, May 20, 2021

2021 Designboom, “Finding Beauty in Biological Systems: Laura Splan on Animating the Alienating Science of the Pandemic”, Nina Azzarello, May 15, 2021

2021 Designboom, “For Triennial Bruges 2021, Artists Interweave Monumental Interventions with the Historic Urban Fabric”, Nina Azzarello, May 13, 2021

2021, “Mysterious and Unusual: The Bruges Triennial Reveals the Hidden Face of the Flemish City”, Samantha De Martin, May 11, 2021

2021 VRT NWS, “Art trail Triennial in Bruges starts: ‘We are playing with the image of the city’ “, Kristien Bonneure, May 8, 2021

2021 Viajes National Geographic, “A Good Trauma: The Bruges Triennale ‘Trauma’ 2021 Shows the Lesser-Known Side of the City”, Meritxell Batlle Cardona, May 07, 2021

2021 NYC & Company, “Q&A with MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli”, Rachael Roth, Mar 23, 2021

2020 TWiV, “Year of the Pandemic: Science Picks”, Vincent R. Racaniello, Nov 19, 2020

2020 The Brooklyn Rail, “The Archive to Come”, Charlotte Kent, Dec 15, 2020

2020 Flying Slippers, “The Structure Of SARS: A Dangerous Beauty In Constant Flux”, Angela McQuillan, Nov 19, 2020

2020 Newcity Art, “Laura Splan: Unraveling”, Lori Waxman, Nov 18, 2020

2020 Voice of America: Log On, “American Artist Makes Lethal Virus Her Muse”, Matt Dibble, Sep 2, 2020

2020 Lexo, “Bashkëjetesë me Virusin!”, Elda Shabani, Apr 24, 2020

2020 frieze, “What Can a Surgeon Learn from a Tailor? Harnessing the Healing Art of Thread”, Amber Butchart, Apr 17, 2020

2020 The Hindu, “Coronavirus and art in a petri dish”, Naveena Vijayan, Mar 27, 2020

2020 Inc. Magazine, “These Scientists—and Tech Titans—Are Working With Artists to Boost Creativity”,  Leigh Buchanan, Jan 9, 2020

2019 Flying Slippers, “Unfolding Narrative: Laura Splan’s Conformations at Esther Klein Gallery”, Cindy Stockton Moore, Nov 19, 2019

2019 Sound & Vision Podcast, “Laura Splan”, Interview by Host Brian Alfred, Nov 28, 2019

2019 Broad Street Review, “Esther Klein Gallery presents Conformations: The art of science”, Michelle Nugent, Nov 05, 2019

2019 MutualArt, Jerry Cullum, “Art, science and women’s perspectives”, Aug 7, 2019

2017 Santa Fe New Mexican, “Preserving old new media: Digital art from the Thoma Foundation”, Michael Abatemarco, Jun 16, 2017

2017 Hyperallergic, “From Beaded Portraiture to Brainwave Drawings...”, Seph Rodney, Jun 5, 2017

2017 The Houston Chronicle, “Sculpture made with the blink of an eye: Laura Splan’s Manifest...”, Molly Glentzer,   Jan 30, 2017

2017 Daily Voice, “Remedy For Winter Blahs: Catch ArtsWestchester Exhibit In White Plains”, Jon Craig, Jan 2, 2017

2017 Interalia Magazine, “Manifest Expressions: Interview with Laura Splan”

2016 Arte Fuse, “Revolutionary! Satellite Art Show 2016’s Stellar Second Act”, Audra Lambert, Dec 6, 2016

2016 Surface Design Journal, “Laura Splan: Manifest”, Elizabeth Lopeman, Summer 2016, pp22-27

2016 Santa Fe New Mexican, “All the pretty software: CODE and NOISE”, Paul Weideman, June 10, 2016

2016 Street Anatomy, “The Growth of Microbial Art”, Emily Evans, May 16, 2016

2016 Lenscratch: Fine Art Photography Daily, “Art + Science: Laura Splan”, Linda Alterwitz, Feb 8, 2016

2016 Speak Speak Blog, “Laura Splan and Gail Wight, Raw Material: In Conversation with Curator Angela McQuillan”, Sep 2016

2015 Digital Fabrication Residency Blog , “Laura Splan and Liss LaFleur, In Conversation: Digital Fabrication in the Studio”, Jul 2015

2015 Interalia Magazine, “Biological Imaginings: Interview with Laura Splan”

2015 Art & Translation, “The Body Speaks Louder Than Words: Exploring the Impact of Laura Splan’s Host”, Megan Guerber, Dec 22, 2015

2015 The New York Times, “Islip Exhibition Explores How Science Influences Art”, Karin Lipson, Oct 22, 2015

2015 Issues in Science and Technology, “Objects of Wonder”, Alana Quinn, Vol 32, #1, Fall 2015

2015 Event Horizon, “Interview: Laura Splan”, Claire Dysdale, Oct 28, 2015

2015 The Daily Voice, “Pelham Art Center Hosts Discussion On Exhibit TechNoBody”, Cassandra Huerta, Mar 15, 2015

2015 anti-utopias: Digital Art Series, “Virtually Real: Conversations On TechNoBody Part I & II”, Sabin Bors, Feb 23/Mar 5, 2015

2015 Nashville Scene, “Blood & Guts with Laura Splan: Last Wednesday’s Artist Talk at Austin Peay”, Erica Ciccarone, Jan 30, 2015

2014 Revue Combine, “Contaminate the Living”, Guillaume Robin, Dec 2014

2014 SciArt Magazine, “Laura Splan, Straight Talk: Interview with Laura Splan by Julia Buntaine”, Feb 2014

2014 PNAS, “Science and Culture: Dangerous doilies”, Rebecca Horne, Aug 12, 2014, Vol 111, #32

2014 The Scientist, “What Lies Beneath”, Ajai Raj, Jun 23, 2014

2014 The New York Times, “From Private Repository to Public Forum”, Martha Schwendener, Feb 7, 2014

2014 Hyperallergic, “New Directions at Greenpoint Gallery Night”, Michael Groth, Feb 10, 2014

2013 SciArt Magazine, “On The Fringe: SciArt In New York”, Julia Buntaine & Ashley P. Taylor, Dec 2013

2013 Art in America, “Salvaging Digital Art at the New Museum”, Leigh Anne Miller, Aug 12, 2013

2011 Univ.of Rochester Campus Times, “Extreme Materials 2: An eye-opening new exhibit”, Julia Sklar, Oct 27, 2011

2011 City Newspaper, “Extreme Materials 2”, Rebecca Rafferty, Oct 26, 2011

2011 Casper Star-Tribune, “Nicolaysen Art Museum opens four new exhibitions”, Margaret Matray, Sep 30, 2011

2011 Scienceline, “Blood and lace: Laura Splan’s artwork will make you look – twice”, Lena Groeger, Jan 25, 2011

2010 Die Tageszeitung, “Die Schönheit der Viren”, Maria Rossbauer, Dec 18, 2010, p18

2010 The New York Times, “Of Compost, Molecules and Insects, Art Is Born”, Natalie Angier, May 4, 2010, pD1

2010 Textiel Plus, “Onbehaaglijke schoonheid”, Dorothé Swinkels, Summer 2010, #212, pp28-30

2010 The Mirror, “Art: Beware of Embroidery at Ealing’s PM Gallery”, Martin Newman, Jan 19, 2010

2010 Crafts Magazine, “Using their threads: A new show looks to the future of embroidery”, Emma Love, Jan 2010

2009 American Craft Magazine, “Domestic Subversion”, Elizabeth Lopeman, Dec 2009, Vol 69, #6, pp28-29

2009 Utne Reader, Guntzel, Jeff Severns, “Deadly Viruses Re-imagined as Lace Doilies”, May 5, 2009

2009 Art XX Magazine, Paulina McFarland, “Interview with Laura Splan”, Sep 2009, #2, pp40-45

2009 Inland Empire Weekly, Stacy Davies, “Macramé Made Hip”, Feb 2009

2009 Fiberarts, “Laura Splan: Body of Evidence”, Whitney Crutchfield, January 2009, p80

2008 WKNO Memphis Public Radio: Checking on the Arts, “Laura Splan at Medicine Factory”, Nov 2008

2008 Pasajes Diseno, “¿Es Posible Un Picasso De Los Tapetes De Crochet?”, Ivan Lopez Munuera, Dec 2008

2008 The Oregonian, Manufractured at the Museum of Contemporary Craft”, Bob Hicks, Sep 13, 2008

2008 The Portland Tribune, “Manuf®actured”, Randall Barton, Sep 4, 2008

2008 Rhizome, “Pretty on the Inside”, Tyler Coburn, Apr 30, 2008

2008, “Cringe Factor”, Courtney Jordan, Apr 14, 2008

2008 Los Angeles Times, “Medical Craft Madness”, Rosie Mestel, Apr 2008

2008 Whitehot Magazine of Contemporary Art, “Extreme Embroidery”, Sheena Sood, Feb 2008

2008 Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot, “Pricked: Extreme Embroidery”, Gaye Elder, Winter 2007/2008, pp 28-33

2008 Memphis Flyer, “Drawing Blood,” Leonard Gill, Jan 17, 2008, #986

2007 WBEZ Chicago Public Radio: Eight Forty-Eight, “Laura Splan: An Artist’s Unconventional Medium”, Tim Carnahan, May 2007

2007 Village Voice, “Let’s Get Stitched: A radical take on an old art”, Leslie Camhi, Nov 20, 2007

2007 Craft, “From Prozac To Skin Peels”, Julie Jackson, Nov 2007, Vol 5

2007 The Pitch, “Knit Happens: Raised in Craftivity ain’t your grandma’s crochet work”, Dana Self, Sep 20, 2007

2007 The Kansas City Star, “Art review: Raised in Craftivity is engaging group show”, Robin Trafton, Sep 20, 2007

2007 San Francisco Chronicle, “The man works wonders with, yes, paint rollers”, Kenneth Baker, Jun 16, 2007, pE-1

2007 Needle News, “When is a Virus Not a Virus?”, Ruth Kern, Summer 2007, Vol 10, #2, pp8-9

2007 San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Test People and Beneath the Skin: Levitation and latch-hook rugs”, Stacy Martin, Jul 4, 2007

2007 Fiberarts, “Arts and Sciences”, Lindsay Obermeyer, Summer 2007, Vol 34, #1

2007 The Scientist, “Making macro from micro”, Graciela Flores, May 4, 2007

2007 Chicago Sun Times, “Artist finds best drawing material is right at her fingertips”, Andrew Herrmann, May 3, 2007, p5

2007 Discover Magazine, “Art: Of Doilies and Disease”, Stephen Ornes, Feb 2007, pp66-67

2006 Wired, John Brownlee, “Laura Splan: Neuroanatomy in Blood”, Nov 28, 2006

2006 The Morning Call, Geoff Gehman, “21st-century artists explore FDR’s 1941 freedoms at ‘Berg”, Oct 26, 2006, pp8-9

2006 EL MUNDO Área de Salud, “Medicina en la galería de arte”, América Valenzuela, Oct 7, 2006

2006 Broward-Palm Beach New Times, “Il Duce Does Wal-Mart”, Michael Mills, Mar 16, 2006

2006 Fashionlines, “Embroideries: The act of stitching cloth reflects artists’ play with popular understandings about feminine work, gender stereotypes and empowerment”, Christine Suppes, Fall 2006

2006 Kitchen Sink, “The Inside-Out Art of Laura Splan”, Tara Goe, Vol 4, #1, 2006, pp71-75

2006 Miami New Times, “Creativity in the Corporate Age: When art imitates life a little too closely”, K. Lee Sohn, Feb 16, 2006

2005 VC Reporter, “Body of Art,” Stacey Wiebe, Sep 22, 2005, pp23-28

2005 KQED San Francisco Public Television: Spark, “Laura Splan: Artist in Search of a Medium”, Mar 2005

2005 East Bay Express, “Meltdown: Plastic Fantastic,” Eric K. Arnold, Aug 31, 2005, Vol 27, #47, p24

2005 Artweek, “SubAnatomy & Nathan Lynch: Sweetspot at the Museum of Contemporary Art,” Colin Berry, Jul 2005, pp12-13

2005 El Mundo: MEDICINA, “CIENCIA ILUSTRADA (II): Los artistas en el laboratorio”, América Valenzuela, Jul 15, 2005

2005 7x7 San Francisco Magazine, “Seeing Red”, Todd Miles, May 2005, p48

2005 SF Chronicle: Art, “Laura Splan: Femina Potens”, Alison Bing, Mar 2005

2005, “Femina Potens Gallery: Laura Splan”, Alan Bamberger, Mar 9, 2005

2005 Voir, “Pop Culture: Maux d’hiver”, Mélissa Proulx, Feb 10, 2005, #506

2005 The Ottawa Sun, “SAW takes art to the outdoor people”, Denis Armstrong, Feb 2, 2005, p43

2005 Ottawa Xpress, “SAW Gallery’s Winter Exposure”, Anita Euteneier, Jan 13, 2005, Vol 12, #2

2005 Artweek, Meat Show at the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery”, Alison Bing, Feb 2005, Vol 36, #1, p29

2005 Release Print, “Gallery Project”, Natalija Vekic, Jan 2005, Vol 28, #1, pp24-25

2004 The San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Meat Show”, Clark Buckner, Dec 22, 2004, Vol 39, #12

2004 The Daily Californian, “This Meat Can’t Be Beat”, Steve Saldivar, Dec 2, 2004

2004 Fiberarts, “High Fiber”, Virginia Davis, Nov 2004, pp58-59

2004 Austin Chronicle, “New American Talent – The 19th Exhibition”, Robi Polgar, Aug 6, 2004

2004 San Francisco Weekly, “Linear Thinking”, Adrienne Gagnon, Jul 21, 2004

2004 San Francisco Chronicle, “Hosfelt Gallery show suggests we’re blinded by information”, Kenneth Baker, Jul 10, 2004, pE1

2003 VC Reporter, “Natural Refinement: Organic takes art by the roots and (gently) pulls”, Rob Campbell, Dec 15, 2003

2003 Los Angeles Times, “Calendar Weekend: All certified Organic”, Josef Woodard, Dec 4, 2003

2003 Artweek, Introductions South at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art”, DeWitt Cheng, Oct 2003, Vol 34, #8

2003 Artweek, Illegal Art at SFMOMA Artists Gallery”, Christine Brenneman, Sep 2003, Vol 34, #7, p17

2003 Stretcher, “West Coast”, Meredith Tromble, Aug 27, 2003

2003 The Boston Globe, “Art attack”, Chris Gaither, Jul 14, 2003, pC1

2003 Wired News, “Artists Just Wanna Be Free”, Danit Lidor, Jul 07, 2003

2003 San Francisco Weekly, “Copy Right or Wrong, Freedoom of Expression: Illegal?”, Hiya Swanhuyser, Jul 2, 2003, p30

2003 San Francisco Bay Guardian, “8 Days a Week: Something in the Air”, J.H. Tompkins, Jul 2, 2003, pp66-67

2003 Memphis Flyer, “Little Green Anthropologists”, Chris Davis, Jun 12, 2003, p27

2002 San Francisco Weekly, “House of Tudor”, Silke Tudor, Dec 24, 2002

2002 SF Gate, Pet And Touch: Two digital artists bring the organic body onto the computer”, Glen Helfand, Jul 2002

1999, “Julia Babiarz and Laura Splan: Marked Territories”, Colin Berry, Aug 1999

1999 San Francisco Bay Guardian, “Critic’s Choice”, Elise Archias, Vol 33, #47, Aug 1999, p116

1999 San Francisco Chronicle, “The Medium is the Message”, Margaret Phelps, Aug 15, 1999, p21

1999 Spectator, “West Meets East: Two Triangle venues host new West Coast art”, Michele Natale, May 19, 1999, p17

1999 TCI Cable Television: Inside City Limits, San Francisco, CA, 1999

1998 RES, “Easy Access--Community Television: a virtually untapped distribution network”, Joe Nickell, Spring 1998, pp33-38


2023 Sticky Settings: Laura Splan x Adam Lamson, Produced by the Simons Foundation, New York, NY

2022 Laura Splan: NEW INC Artist-in-Residency at EY, in Collaboration with the Cognitive Human Enterprise at EY, New Museum, New York, NY

2021 Laura Splan: Disentanglement, Video by Bruges Triennial: TraumA, Bruges, BE

2017 Laura Splan: Material Expressions, Video by By Brenda Cruz-Wolf for Capsule Gallery, Houston, TX

2011 Laura Splan: Featured Artist, Video by CDC Museum, Atlanta, GA

2008 Installing Manuf®actured, Video by Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR

2005 Laura Splan: Artist in Search of a Medium, Spark, Produced by KQED Television, March

1997 Artist’s Television, Artist’s Television Cable Access, San Francisco, CA