Laura White

Staff details

PositionSenior Lecturer in Fine Art (Studio Practice)
Department Art
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Phone+44 (0)20 020 7717 2257

Laura White uses a range of materials to explore the language of sculpture. She is interested in our relationship and negotiation with the 'stuff' of the world, from the mediated experience of images, such as in books, on posters and the internet, to first-hand encounters with objects and matter.

Most recently Laura has been interested in the idea of a haptic experience in relation to imagery, where one has a physical relationship to an image and encounters them through a sculptural language. By representing images in this way the viewer confronts the image both physically and spatially, inviting them to dissolve their subjectivity in the close and bodily contact with the image. Within a language of sculpture she explores the sculptural qualities of images, such as using image as matter, sculpting it to create complex and colourful forms that both displace and destroy the meaning of the image.

Academic qualifications

  • 2004 MA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London. 
  • 1997 MA Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham. 
  • 1990 BA (Hons) Fine Art: Sculpture.
  • Loughborough University School of Art and Design

Professional projects

Laura's work has been featured in solo exhbitions in London at Spitalfields Christ Church, Transition Gallery, Cable Street Gallery and Fordham Gallery, as well as internationally at Gallery-33 in Berlin. She has additionally been fetaured in shows across the UK including at Castlefield Gallery in Manchester, Firstsite Gallery in Essex, Bonington Gallery at Nottingham Trent University and Margaret Harvey Gallery at University of Hertfordshire. 

Her most recent group shows include 'STUFF' presented by V22, 'Suffragette City' at 219 Bow Road and 'Unnatural Histories' at Nunnery Gallery in London. She has curated liveshows for Seven-Seven Contemporary and Fieldgate Gallery in the city.



White, Laura. 2012. Sinopticon. In: "Sinopticon. Touring Exhibition (more venues to be confirmed)", Saltram House, Plymouth, United Kingdom, April 2012 - August 2013.

The Shapes Game: its hard to take your eyes off it.
White, Laura and Fillingham, Peter. 2012. The Shapes Game: its hard to take your eyes off it.. In: "The Shapes Game: its hard to take your eyes off it.", Carter Presents, London., United Kingdom, 17th March - 21 April.

The Perfect Nude
White, Laura. 2012. The Perfect Nude. In: "The Perfect Nude.", Wimbledon College of Art, London, United Kingdom, January - June 2012.

All Hail
White, Laura. 2011. All Hail. In: "All Hail", Angus-Hughes Gallery, London., United Kingdom, 16th April - 8th May.

Small Scale Survival
White, Laura. 2011. Small Scale Survival. In: "Small Scale Survival", Aid and Abet, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 8 April - 7 May 2011.

Gilding the Lily
White, Laura. 2011. Gilding the Lily. In: "Gilding the Lily", Transition Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 19 March - 10 April 2011.

For living, for loving, for loathing.
White, Laura. 2011. For living, for loving, for loathing.. In: "Laura White: For living, for loving, for loathing.", Pollen, France, 4 February - 4 March 2011.

Object as subject
White, Laura; Mitchell, John and Bassant, McKenzie. 2010. Object as subject. In: "Object as subject", Stephen Lawrence Gallery, The University of Greenwich, London., United Kingdom, April 15th - May 14th 2010.

Laura White: Scratching Walls and Sticky Decor
White, Laura. 2009. Laura White: Scratching Walls and Sticky Decor. In: "Chromodomo at the Wall House #2, Groningen, Netherlands", The Wall House #2 A.J. Lutulistraat 17, 9728 WT Groningen, the Netherlands., Netherlands, 20 September - 18 October 2009.

The Earth Not a Globe 2.
White, Laura. 2009. The Earth Not a Globe 2.. In: "The Earth Not a Globe 2", Rokeby Gallery, London, United Kingdom, 7th August – 1st October 2009.

Between my finger and my thumb
Vasey, George and Graham, Dan. 2009. Between my finger and my thumb. In: "Between my finger and my thumb", Schwartz Gallery, London., United Kingdom, 10th July - 2nd August 2009.

If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV
White, Laura. 2008. If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV. In: "Touring Solo Exhibition", Castlefield Gallery, Manchester., United Kingdom, November 2008 - 15th March 2009.

White, Laura. 2008. STUFF. In: "The Wharf Road Project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it", The Wenlock Building, 50-60 Wharf Road, London N1 7RN, United Kingdom, 4 – 19 October 2008,.

Laura White: New Work
White, Laura. 2006. Laura White: New Work. In: "Laura White: New Work", Firstsite Gallery, 2/10/2006 - 3/8/2006.

Into the Cold Light
White, Laura. 2006. Into the Cold Light. In: "Into the Cold Light", Transition Gallery, 9/2/2006 - 9/24/2006.

Beauty and the Beast
White, Laura and Livingstone, R.. 2006. Beauty and the Beast. In: "Beauty and the Beast", Fieldgate Gallery, 9/8/2006 - 10/1/2006.

Urban Formalism
White, Laura. 2005. Urban Formalism. In: "Urban Formalism", Cortex Athletico, Museum of Contemporary Art, 6/23/2005 - 8/23/2005.

Exhibition Catalogue

Unnatural Histories
White, Laura. 2007. Unnatural Histories.

White, Laura. 2007. Multicomplexificationalities.

Laura White: Projects at Christ Church
White, Laura. 2005. Laura White: Projects at Christ Church.

Eloge de l’immobilite et du silence
White, Laura. 2003. Eloge de l’immobilite et du silence.

In-Side: Laura White and RAIR Experimental
White, Laura. 2000. In-Side: Laura White and RAIR Experimental.

Conference or Workshop Item

Seeing Through Objects
White, Laura. 2006. 'Seeing Through Objects'. In: Firstsite@the minories art gallery. UNDEFINED.

Art Object

We Can Have It All
White, Laura. 2012. We Can Have It All.

The Esque Collection
White, Laura. 2012. The Esque Collection.


Hues and Sickly Saturations: Review of Abby Manock’s ‘Counters’ by Laura White
White, Laura. 2009. Hues and Sickly Saturations: Review of Abby Manock’s ‘Counters’ by Laura White. Gallery Publication,


Laura White: The Stuff of Images
White, Laura. 2008. Laura White: The Stuff of Images. Manchester, UK: Castlefield Gallery. ISBN 978-0-9559557-1-6

Book Section

Broken Surface: Belated Forms
Renton, Andrew and White, Laura. 2008. Broken Surface: Belated Forms. In: Laura White, ed. Laura White: the Stuff of Images. Manchester: Castlefield Gallery, unpaginated. ISBN 978-0-9559557-1-6

Everything you do counts here
White, Laura. 1999. Everything you do counts here. In: , ed. Everything You Do Counts Here: Laura White at the Margaret Harvey Gallery. University of Hertfordshire,Faculty of Art & Design. ISBN 978-1898543350


Sandarbh UK International Artist Residency Program Belper Derbyshire
White, Laura. 2009. Sandarbh UK International Artist Residency Program Belper Derbyshire. N/A.