Contact

lauracarlsonis at gmail.com

Bio

laura c carlson (they/them) is an Albuquerque artist-researcher informed by ecology and interspecies relationships. carlson received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Pennsylvania (PA, 2017) and their BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Creighton University (NE, 2013). carlson has attended residencies at Wassaic Project (NY), BigCi (NSW, Australia), Montello Foundation (NV), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), the Union for Contemporary Art (NE), and Feminist Summer Camp (UT).  carlson has participated in group and solo exhibitions as well as lectured, performed across the U.S. and internationally. carlson has received awards including Puffin Foundation Environmental Grant, Albuquerque Public Art Program grant and Penn Praxis Social Impact Award Project & Grant. carlson is a part-time faculty and program coordinator for the Art and Ecology program at the University of New Mexico. They have held positions at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE) and the Institute for Contemporary Art (PA).

Selected C.V.

EDUCATION

2017 Masters of Fine Art, Interdisciplinary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2013 Bachelors of Fine Arts cum laude, Studio Art and Art History, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2019 Adjunct Faculty, Art and Ecology Program, Department of Art, niversity of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2018–Present Program Coordinator, Art and Ecology Program, Department of Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2018 Coordinator, the last oil, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2017 Special Project Manager, Urban Arboreta, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Instructor of Record, Painting Studio, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2015-2016 Lecturer, Intistitute of Contemporary Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2015-2017 Teaching Assistant, 3 Dimensions: Time and Space; Painting Studio; Book and Publication Design; Language of Design, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2013-2015 Visitor Advocate and Special Assistant to the Executive Director, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE
2013 Gallery Assistant, Lied Art Gallery, Omaha, NE

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2019 BigCi, Bilpin, NSW, Australia
2019 Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2018 Montello Foundation, Montello, NV
2018 fellowship Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2017 Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska City, NE
2016 Feminist Summer Camp, Inaugural Feminist Residency Birch Creek Ranch, UT
2014 Union for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, & AWARDS

2019 Puffin Foundation Environmental Grant, Teaneck, NJ
2018 Albuquerque Public Art Program Grant, Albuquerque, NM
2018 ArtPark 21 Open Spaces, Albuquerque, NM
2018 Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Johnson, VT
2017 Penn Praxis Social Impact Award Project & Grant, Philadelphia, PA
2017 Silverstein Studio Abroad Award, Havana, Cuba
2016 Graduate Student Lectureship, ICA, Philadelphia, PA
2015-2016 Education Commons Curatorial Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2015-2017 School of Design Departmental Grant, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Volunteer of Excellence Award, Girl Scouts of Nebraska
2013 Marion G. Jeffrey Memorial Grant – Fine Arts, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
2012 Skutt Center Competitive Commission Award, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

EXHIBITIONS | PERFORMANCES

2020 upcoming, 2-person, Becomings&Begonings, AC[2] Gallery, Albquerque, NM
2019 UMWELT, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM, (catalogue).
2019 Commission, Species in Peril Along the Rio Grande: Artists Respond, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)
2019 Open Day, Bilpin International Ground for Creative Initiatives, Bilpin, NSW, Australia
2019 Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque, Open Spaces Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue) (juried)
2019 DeepTime Lab with Nina Elder, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, NM
2018 ArtPark 21, Albuquerque Main Library, Albuquerque, NM
2018 Wet Lab, Schuylkill Center, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Christine Catanese) (catalogue)
2018 ArtPark 21, Open Space Visitor Center, Albuquerque, NM 87102
2018 2-person exhibition, In Which They Bathe With Jellyfish, John Somers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (catalogue)
2017 Bemis Benefit and Exhibition, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (juried)
2017 Sprouting Possibilities, Urban Arboreta, Philadelphia,PA (in collaboration with Moya Sun) (catalogue)
2017 5 into 1, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (juried, Gabrielle Suzenski)
2017 2017 Havana Studio, Charles Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (catalogue)
2017 Time In Dreams is Frozen, Ice Box Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Nato Thompson)(catalogue)
2017 passages, The Incubation Series, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (curated by Francesca Ferrari and Laurel McLaughlin)
2016 Do or Die O Rama, Practice Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2017 inter-, Curator, Education Commons, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Re:Presentation, Curator, Education Commons, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Infotainment, Charles Addams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Bemis Benefit and Exhibition, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE (juried)
2015 Public Public, Michael Phipps Gallery, Omaha, NE (curated by Alex Priest)
2015 Solo Exhibition, Motivational Speaking, Tugboat Gallery, Lincoln, NE
2014 2014 Survey: Omaha Artists, Michael Phipps Gallery, Omaha, NE (curated by Alex Priest)
2014 2014 Spring/Summer Union Fellows Exhibition, Wanda E. Ewing Gallery, Omaha, NE
2014 Solo Exhibition, Laura Carlson: Social Studies, Michael Phipps Gallery, W. Dale Clark Library, Omaha, NE (curated by Alex Priest)
2014 Solo exhibition, Live: No Refunds, Petshop Gallery, Omaha, NE
2014 (en)Gendered (in)Equity:The Gallery Tally Poster Project, ForYourArt, Los Angeles, CA
2014 (Process), Yellow Porch Gallery, Omaha, NE
2013 Solo Exhibition, in her marrow, BFA Thesis Exhibition, Lied Art Gallery, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
2013 Creighton Art Show, Skutt Student Center, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
2012 CreighTEA Art Exhibition, Curator, The Tea Smith, Omaha NE
2012 Women Overcoming Adversity, Women for Women International: University of Nebraska at Omaha Chapter Art Exhibit, University of Nebraska-Omaha Gallery, Omaha, NE
2012 Creighton Art Show, Skutt Student Center, Creighton University, Omaha, NE

LECTURES/PRESENTATIONS/WORKSHOPS

2019 “Becoming Benthic, Our name is Kin: On Multispecies Embodiment for Entangled Futures, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
2019 “Environmental Leaders on Collective Futures”, Panel Discussion, University of New South Wales, NSW, Australia
2018 “Becoming Benthic,” Species and Survival Lecture, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
2017 “Dwelling in the Mush” Lecture and Undergraduate critiques, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
2016 “Problematics of the Record: Fixity, Memory and Futurity in Improvisational Performance”, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2016 “Your Voice, My Voice, Our Voice”, Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Workshop Series Facilitator/Coordinator, Cultural Appropriation, Allyship, and Intersectionality, Omaha Public Library, Omaha, NE
2014 Leadership Workshop Coordinator, Women’s Center for Advancement, Omaha, NE
2014 Workshop Leader, Completely Kids, Omaha, NE
2013 “Unification of the schools of Art and Sciences to Overcome the Glass Ceiling,” Paper presented, No Limits Conference, Lincoln, NE

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

Print Media

Kim Carpenter, “Art Meets Information,” Omaha Magazine, February 24, 2015. http://oma hamagazine.com/articles/art-meets-information/
Sally Deskin, eds. “Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2014”, March 2015.
Andrea Kszystyniak, “You’re cordially invited to finish this Omaha artist’s paintings,” Omaha World Herald, July 7, 2014. http://www.omaha.com/go/arts/you-re-cordially-invited-to- finish-this-omaha-artist-s/article_e3623f97-da34-57af-ac8e-6e607ca9d14f.html
David Thompson, “Artist invites viewer to ‘invest’ in her issues and ism’s in OPL exhibit,” The Reader. July 16, 2014. http://www.thereader.com/comments/social_studies

Online Periodicals

Donald Amble, “Symposium focuses on harmful effects of oil” Daily Lobo, February 18 2018. http://www.dailylobo.com/article/2018/02/oil-symposium

Gabriel Martinez and Brent Wahl, “Field Report: Studio Havana 2017,” PennDesign News, June 27, 2017. https://www.design.upenn.edu/news/post/field-report-studio-ha vana-2017

RADIO

Generation Justice, “Climate Stories Through Art,” KUNM, November 17, 2019, https://gen erationjustice.org/2019/11/18/climate-art/

Publications As Author, Contributor AND/OR Editor

laura c carlson, “Cuba | Nebraska native makes Havana her studio; urban agriculture the subject of her photos,” Inspired Living Omaha, June 25, 2017.http://www.omaha.com/ inspiredliving/cuba-nebraska-native-makes-havana-her-studio-urban-agriculture-the/ article_39ff1726-ab24-5a78b4db-d86e0c7d0b5e.html
laura c carlson, “Sprouting Possibilities: Cultivation Hope with Creative Solutions” July 17, 2017, Urban Arboreta Blog. http://www.urbanarboreta.org/sprouting-possibilities-culti vating-hope-with-creative-solutions/
laura c carlson, “Sprouting Possibilites: Beginnings,” July 5, 2017, Urban Arboreta Blog. http://www.urbanarboreta.org/sprouting-possibilities-the-beginning/
laura c carlson, “Sprouting Possibilites at 49th and Parkside,” June 1, 2017, Urban Arboreta Blog. http://www.urbanarboreta.org/sprouting-possibilities-at-49th-and-parkside/
nicholas b jacobsen and laura c carlson, “Transcendental Extinction on the Organ Mountains” Single Press Publication, 2017.
Stefan Hagen, ed. “Montello Foundation 2018 Season”, Montello Foundation. 2018.
Subhankar Banerjee and Laura C. Carlson, eds. “the last oil: students respond” Art & Ecology and the UNM Art Museum, The University of New Mexico, 2018.

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