LAURA CLARK

Laura Clark is an American artist living and working in New York City. In 2004, she received a BA in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University. Her thesis assessed how artists and architects utilize light to manipulate space and circulation. After graduating, she worked as a documentary producer, contributing to shows for independent distribution as well as MSNBC and the Discovery Channel. Largely self-taught, she has taken classes at The School of Visual Arts, The Art Students League of New York and is involved in The Alternative Art School. From April through June of 2022, Laura Clark will be an artist-in-residence at Kunstraum.

Laura Clark’s work portrays women creatives in their spaces – artists, writers, chefs and others – and reveals the unseen: the psychological realities, the social relationships and struggles that impact their work. For some, there is a problem of physical space; for others, the problem is space in their day or mental space. There is an effort to push back on responsibilities: family, work, norms, some abstract notion of “what’s good” or “what’s worthwhile”. The themes are existential: commitment, responsibility/shirking, isolation/connection, the tame and the feral. It is a feminist investigation through narrative genre painting to understand for herself how to navigate the complexities of being an artist. For the subjects and the many women who empathize with them, the paintings recognize their experience.

Study for Stop Collaborate
Study for Stop Collaborate
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Study for I Cut the Grass Myself
Study for I Cut the Grass Myself
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Study for The Lightswitch
Study for The Lightswitch
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