Laura White - studio work

Work in progress for The Precious Clay

Laura White - studio work

Work in progress for The Precious Clay

Laura White - The Esque Collection

Mixed media, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Laura White - The Esque Collection

Mixed media, 2012. Courtesy the artist.

Laura White

Laura White focuses on a negotiation with the world of STUFF, i.e. interactions with materials and objects exploring ideas of value, profile, association, meaning and behaviour of materials, individual - and collections of - objects, and exploring the digital and the physical environments, which are becoming increasingly indistinguishable. Things are explored both as material stuff and anthropological signifiers that are capable of revealing the human condition - vulnerabilities and capabilities, value systems affected by consumerism and material status, and objects/human dependencies. Laura’s works occupy a fluid space, on one hand demanding critical discourse, and on the other their own ambiguous and intuitive logic.

www.laura-white.co.uk

Laura White grew up in Worcester and is an artist based in London.

Recent Solo Exhibitions: Double agents and great refusers, theAgency Gallery London, 2017, The MALAHITE Room. Gallery Cadaqués, Cadaqués, Spain, 2013. We Can Have It All. SPACEX, Exeter, 2012/13. For living, for loving, for loathing. Pollen, Monflanquin, France, 2011. Anxious Glory. Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2010/11. Chromodomo: Laura White. Scratching Walls and Sticky Décor. The Wall House #2, Groningen, Netherlands, 2009. If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV Part 1 & 2. Castlefield Gallery Manchester and Carter Presents London, 2008-09.

Recent Projects/ events: WWW.TENDERFOOT.CO.UK Exploration of Materiality. Launched by QUAD Derby 17/2/17. (Ongoing project.), MARs Materiality – to open up new ways of interacting, thinking and talking about materiality – materiality as the subject rather than a vehicle for the non-material and theoretical. Goldsmiths College, London. 2017

Recent Group Exhibitions: Dissonant Heritage. Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark. 2018, The Superorganism. Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2017, WAYFARING. & Model, Leeds, curated by Laura White, 2016. The Flat Pack Session. Best Practice at Delta House Studios, London, 2016. A Colorful World. Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing China, 2014. Morphisisation. APT London, 2014. More Than I Dare to Think About: works with paper. Marlborough Contemporary, 2013. London Utd. Kling&Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2013. Couriers of Taste: Contemporary artists explore consumerism and trade. Danson House, London, 2013. Cowboy Style. Marlborough Contemporary, London, 2013.

Publications: Laura White: The Stuff of Images. Castlefield Publications, (Corner House Distribution) ISBN 978-0-9559557-1-6, 2009             

Collections include:

Collection Olor Visual, Barcelona, Spain

Commissions and Residencies include:

POLLEN, Artistes en résidence à Monflanquin, France, 2011, Sandarbh Residency, Belper, Derbyshire, UK, 2009, Kleinsassen Art Gallery, Germany, Internationales Obernkirchener Symposium, Germany, 23rd Iwate-Town International Residency, Japan and Maalot, Israel.

Pieces/Installations