Laura White

Staff details

PositionSenior Lecturer in Fine Art (Studio Practice)
Department Art
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Laura White

Exploring the language of sculpture Laura White uses a range of materials from everyday objects to constructed matter. 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 White 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

Presentations and exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2008/9 If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester.
2007 Powwow. Gallery-33, Berlin.
2006 Into the Cold Light. Transition Gallery, London.
Laura White: New Work. Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, Essex.
2005 Projects at Christ Church, Christ Church, Spitalfields, London.
Deck George Rodger Gallery, University College for the Creative Arts, Maidstone
Laura White. Alma Enterprises, London.
2000 Laura White. Fordham Gallery, London.
In-Side. Bonington Gallery, Nottingham Trent University.
1999 City Break. Cable Street Gallery, London.
Everything you do counts here. Margaret Harvey Gallery,
University of Hertfordshire.
1999 The Decima Gallery. Decima Gallery, London.
1997 Laura White. Bradford Cathedral.

2008 STUFF. Presented by V22, London. The Wharf Road Project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it. Artists: Alison Wilding, Phyllida Barlow, Bettina Buck and Laura White.
Suffragette City. 219 Bow Road, London. Video Screening curated by Sheena Macrea
Unnatural Histories. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by Myriam Blundell.
The Famous, the Infamous & the Really Quite Good. Decima Gallery, London.
2007 Play. Bearspace@The Cello Factory. London. Curated by Julia Alvarez Intervention. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Multicomplexificationalities. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by Roy Exley.
Eau Savage Part 2, Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Re-Formation. Projects at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London.
2006/07 Grotto. Studio1.1 London.
2006 Beauty and the Beast. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Conjunction 06, Redgate Gallery, Brixton, London.
Small Works, VINEspace, London.
Art Car Boot Fair, The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Basement Screen, The Residence, London.
Kamikaze Blossom, Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Eau Savage, Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Luasanne, Switzerland.
LPW VINEspace, London
Altered Beast. Three Colts Gallery, London.
2005/06 Basement Screen.
Prussian Blue. Carter Gallery, London.
2005 Yabadabadoo. Cell Project Space, London
For and From. Metropole Galleries, Folkestone.
Sculpture at Canterbury. Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.
We Have Left the City Gates. Nunnery Gallery, London.Curated by JJ Chalesworth.
Urban Formalism. Cortex Athletico and Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, France.
Avecom Video Festival, Arnhem, Netherlands.
On the Road. Pro Arts project. California, USA.
2004 Grottos. Video screening, Candid Projection Rooms, London.
Alma Enterprises video screening, London.
Pleasure Garden. Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
Nowhere Else but Here. Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London.
2003 Inter-mission. Bow Church London.
Imaging London. Houldsworth Gallery, London.
Amplifying Silence/Magnifying Stillness. Foundation D’Art
Contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain. France. Curated by Roy Exley.
2002 Lonely This Christmas. i-level, London. James Windsor Art.
Diversion. Museum of Garden History, London. Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art.
Exposure. Standpoint Gallery, London. (Two person.)
2001 Fair Charm and Foul Play. Deptford X, London.
2000 Preface. International Biennale. The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
2000-02 Museum of Installation Box Project. MOI London, Angel Row Gallery Nottingham, Turnpike Gallery Leigh, Unit 2 Gallery London Guildhall University, London.
1999 Father Apollinaris Said. Vilma Gold, London.
1998 The Ida Branson Memorial Bequest 98. Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset.
Sculpture 1. Economist Plaza, London.
Ikon Touring Exhibition, Birmingham.

2008 STUFF. Presented by V22, London. The Wharf Road Project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it. Artists: Alison Wilding, Phyllida Barlow, Bettina Buck and Laura White.
2007 Salon 07. Seven-Seven Contemporary, London. Selector.
2006 Beauty and the Beast. Fieldgate Gallery, London.