Laura Splan
Since 2003
Works in Brooklyn, New York United States of America

Laura Splan is a Brooklyn, NY based visual artist. She holds a Bachelor of Art from the University of California, Irvine where she originally studied Biological Sciences but ultimately studied Studio Art. Her conceptually driven work employs a variety of media including sculpture, video, photography, digital media and works on paper. Her objects and images interrogate the visual manifestations of our cultural ambivalence towards the human body. She often use found objects and appropriated images to explore socially constructed perceptions of beauty and horror, order and disorder. Much of her work is inspired by experimentation with materials and processes including blood, cosmetic facial peel and computerized embroidery.

Splan's work has been exhibited in a broad range of curatorial contexts including craft, feminism, technology, design, medicine and ritual. Her work as been exhibited widely at such venues as Museum of Art & Design, International Museum of Surgical Science (Chicago), New York Hall of Science and Jönköpings County Museum (Sweden). She was recently awarded a commission from the Center for Disease Control. In 2007, she received a Jerome Foundation Travel Grant to research the history of the invention of medical instruments. She received an Artist's Grant for her recent residency at the Vermont Studio Center. She was a visiting lecturer at Stanford University in 2011 where she taught "Art & Biology" and "Digital Art". She currently teaches interdisciplinary workshops that explore intersections of Art and Science at Observatory Room (Brooklyn).
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Laura Splan, Solo Exhibition, Chicago, IL

Fri May 04, 2007 00:00 - Wed Apr 25, 2007

Laura Splan: "Sympathetic Coordination", Solo Exhibition, photographs and works on paper, part of the "Anatomy in the Gallery" exhibition series, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, IL,, May 4 - July 20, 2007, Reception: Friday, May 4, 5 - 8p, Exhibition Catalog available,