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Laura London's work has been extensively exhibited including recent solo shows in Los Angeles, CA at Coagula Curatorial, Miami, FL at Daniel Azoulay Gallery, and NYC at Caren Golden Fine Art, Works on Paper, Inc. gallery in Los Angeles where two catalogues were published and Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna Beach, CA. Recent group exhibitions include Mind/Map/Los Angeles: The Laurence Rickels Collection organized by Katrine Bruun Jřrgensen at the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Translations: Artists of The Metro Orange Line, curated by Heidi Zeller at Valley College, Los Angeles, CA, The Feminine Canvas curated by Renee Fox at Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA as well as group exhibitions throughout the country such as "Exposed," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL, "Modern Love: Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta," National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC, "A House Is Not A Home," curated by Beth Rudin Dewoody, Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC, "Photo Femmes," at Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC, "Head Games," at Revolution Gallery in Detroit, "Snap Shot Now," at the Jamie Angell Gallery in Toronto, Canada, "Masquerade: Examining Issues of Identity in Contemporary Art," at the John Michael Kohler Art Center in Wisconsin, "Bootleg Identity," at Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC, "A Plurality of Truths," Schick Art Gallery at Skidmore College, NY, and "Pros & Protégés: Los Angeles Artists and the Youth They Mentor" at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA. Commissioned work and editions produced for public space and artist organizations include Side Street Projects, Muse X Editions and Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies in Los Angeles. Ms. London is the recipient of a Metro Orange Line Grant, for which she created a permanent public art installation consisting of two large-scale Photo Enamel Panels and two Terrazzo Ellipses. She was awarded a second grant in 2006 from the MTA for the Photo Light Box Project for which she created seven large-scale images, which were installed in several rotating locations throughout the metropolitan Los Angeles area over a three-year period. Her work is included in many collections both private and corporate. Laura currently teaches photography at Otis College of Art and Design. She has also taught at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Barnsdall Junior Art Center in Los Angeles and the Museum of Contemporary Photography Summer Workshops in San Diego and many other visiting artist and guest lecture appointments. She received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts and her BFA from University of Arizona.

 

RESUME [download resume]

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California

 

Solo Exhibitions

2012 "Once Upon A Time…," Coagula Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
   
2009 "Laura London," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
   
2006 "Photo Light Box Project," Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority,
Los Angeles, CA
   
2004 "Almost True Tales," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
   
2002 "Laura London," Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
   
2001 "Laura London," Peter Blake Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
   
"After School Special," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
   
2000 "After School Special," works on paper, inc., Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
   
1999 "Laura London," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
   
1998 "Laura London," works on paper, inc., Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
   
1997 "Laura London," Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
   
1996 "Laura London," Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA
   
1995

"Illusions of Identity," Bennett Roberts Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 “Mind/Map/Los Angeles: The Laurence Rickels Collection,” organized by Katrine Bruun Jørgensen, AD&A Museum UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA (February 16 – March 10)
   
2012 “Translations: Artists of the Metro Orange Line,” curated by Heidi Zeller, Los Angeles Valley College Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (October 11 – December 15)
   
2011 “The Feminine Canvas,” curated by Renne Fox, Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA (October 1 - November 6)
   
  "Los Angeles Road Concerts: Sunset Blvd.," Photo Project
   
  "Chain Letter," curated by Christian Cummings & Doug Harvey, Shoshana Wayne Gallery at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA
   
  "TEL-ART-PHONE," curated by Mat Gleason at the Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
   
2009 "Summer Group Show: Assemblage," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
   
2008 "Exposed," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
   
  "Modern Love: Gifts to the Collection from Heather and Tony Podesta," National Museum of Woman in the Arts, Washington, DC
   
  "My Miami A Contemporary Perspective," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
   
2007 "A House Is Not A Home," curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC
   
  "Contemporary Photography," Daniel Azoulay Gallery, Miami, FL
   
2006 "Photo Femmes," Caren Golden Fine Art, NYC
   
2005 "Metro Orange Line Art," Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
   
  "Cal Arts 35 Year Reunion Exhibition," Valencia, CA
   
2004 "Head Games," Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, Michigan
   
  "Figure 3," Brentwood School Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
2003 "Snapshot Now," curated by Randy Gladman, Angell Gallery, Toronto, Canada
   
  "Bad Girls," IKONLTD./Kay Richards Contemporary Art, Santa Monica, CA
   
2002 "Masquerade: Examining Issues of Identity in Contemporary Art," Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
   
  "Bootleg Identity," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
   
2000 "Phantom Barn Raising," Side Street Projects, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "A Plurality of Truths," Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
   
1999 "Pros & Protégés: Los Angeles Artists and the Youth They Mentor," Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
   
  "New at Art Frankfurt: The Art Cinema," Frankfurt, Germany
   
  "Projections: Intermission Images," Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA
   
1998 "Blade Runner," curated by Stephanie Theodore, Caren Golden Fine Art, NY
   
  "Juvenescence," organized by Maggie Owens, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, CA
   
  "Identity Crisis," Spencer Brownstone Gallery, New York, NY
   
  "Women Who Shoot," New Space, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Examining Sensuality," Mark Aranaga Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
   
1997 Lemon Sky, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Contemporary Collections," Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Los Angeles, CA
   
1996 "True Bliss," LACE, Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
   
  "Flaming June," curated by Gavlak & Young, The Art Exchange, NYC
   
  "The Social Eye," curated by Barbara Hoffman, Art Frankfurt ‘96, Frankfurt, Germany
   
1995 Kantor Gallery, curated by Melissa Chappel, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "The Greatest Hits," TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Vital Signs," Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
1994 "Art Festival of Brenda," Brenda Fotographica, Netherlands
   
  "Through the Crack: Visions of Youth," Municipal Art Gallery, LA, CA
   
1993 "Heaven Missing: Young Art LA," Jose Friere Fine Art, New York, NY
   
  "From Without," The Apartment, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "P.O.P., A Trilogy," 1259 Wellesley, Los Angeles, CA
   
1992 "Redefined," Los Angeles Alternative Art Fair, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Working," TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "The Underthings," Bliss Gallery, Pasadena, CA
   
  "The Laura Show," TRI Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Boomerang," Thomas Solomon’s Garage, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Industrial Heroes," Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Photo Salon," Turner/Krull Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Les Flours," Parker/Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "The Store Show," Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
1990 "Faces," Marc Richards Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Perfect Image," Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
   
  "Object Stratification," S. Bitter-Larkin Gallery, New York, NY and Richard/Bennett,
Los Angeles, CA (catalog)
   
1988 LACPS Annual Exhibition, curated by William Olander, Los Angeles, CA
   
1987

"Women Photographers in America," Barndsall Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Bibilography

2012 Zeller, Heidi, "Artists of the Metro Orange Line exhibition closes December 13," thesource.metro.net, December 6, 2012
   
  Martens, Anne, "ARTILLERY FEATURE", Artillery Magazine, Vol. 7 Issue 2 November/December 2012, p. 28, (illus.)
   
  Walker, Alissa, "How Do You Capture the San Fernando Valley Through Art?" blogs.laweekly.com, November 6, 2012
   
  Wagley, Cathrine, "Looking at Los Angeles / When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far," blog.art21.org, October 25, 2012
   
  Bjork, Lori, "Ten Questions with artist Laura London," examiner.com, October 18, 2012
   
  Wagley, Cathrine, "Five Artsy Things To Do This Week," blogs.laweekly.com, October 10, 2012
   
  Derrick, Lisa, "Once Upon a Time..." Opens at Coagula," Cartwheel, October 1, 2012, (illus.)
   
  Childers, Chad, "Once Upon A Time...' Photo Exhibit Coming This Fall," loudwire.com, September, 2012
   
  Hymon, Steve, "Artists of the Metro Orange Line exhibition opens October 11 at Los Angeles Valley College," thesource.metro.net, August 30, 2012
   
2011 Willette, Jeanne, "Being "Feminine" in the Twenty-first Century," The Arts Blogger, November 25, 2011
   
  Frank, Peter, "Haiku Reviews: 'Hair', Cirque du Soleil and Some Electric Cellos (VIDEO + PHOTOS)," Huffington Post Arts, November 4, 2011
   
  Cifarelli, Gabriel, "Playing Telephone With Art: Two Exhibits that Mix Curating With Old School Social Networking," blogs.laweekly.com, June 2, 2011
   
2010 Wheeler, Laurie, "Los Angeles Based Artist Laura London Talks Rock Stars, Teaching and Photography," Center for the Psychology of Women Blog, December 8, 2010
   
  Guzman-Lopez, Adolfo, "Public art needed for MTA's Orange Line extension," 89.3 KPCC, February 1, 2010, http://www.scpr.org/news/2010/02/01/11326/metro-art/
   
2009 Public Art Review, Public Art 2.0, issue 41, fall/winter, 2009
   
  Bello, Milagros, Wynwood The Art Magazine, February/March 2009 Vol. 2 No. 3, p. 76, (illus.)
   
  Bloch, Cara, Lipsticktrasz, "Laura London:  Photographs based on youth culture and rock n roll," January 6, 2009
   
  Stay Thirsty Media, inc., "Interview with Laura London Contemporary Artist/Photographer," January 4, 2009
   
  National Museum of Woman In the Arts, Washington DC, 2009, Calendar (illus.)
   
2007 Metropolitan Home, "Opening Gambit", July/August Issue 2007, p.100, (illus.)
   
  Public Art Review, U.S. Recent Projects, issue 36, spring/summer, 2007
   
2006 Art Week, "Artwork for Metro Orange Line," March 2006, pp. 24 – 25
   
2005 Ibarra, Nikki, "Next Stop Orange Line Art Work," The Pierce College Round-Up, March 30, 2005, p. 1
   
  Roug, Louise, "An Exhibit That May Move You," LA Times, March 30, 2005
   
  California Examiner, "Artists Transform Metro Line Into Work Of Art," March, 2005, p. 15 (illus.)
   
  Orange Line Metro, "Artists Of The Metro," 2005, (illus.)
   
2004 Rockwell, Steve, "Toronto Gallery Tour," dart International, Winter 2004, pp.40-41 (illus.)
   
  Valdez, Sarah, "Bootleg Identity," Time Out NY, June 27 - July 4, 2004
   
  Collins, Lisa M, "Head Games March 6 to April 17 Revolution Art Gallery," Metrotimes, March 21, 2004, p.15 (illus.)
   
  Bevevino, Amy, "On The Wall," Real Detroit Weekly, March 3, 2004, p. 45 (illus.)
   
  Contemporary, "Art Chicago 2004," issue 65, p. 75 (illus.)
   
2001 Hoban, Phoebe, "Laura London - Her Fave Raves," Smock, Spring/Summer, 2001, pp. 35, 36, 37 (illus.)
   
  Aletti, Vince, "Laura London," The Village Voice, February 13, 2001, p.105
   
2000 Bartron, Stephanie, "Teen Dreams - Laura London Plays Dress-Up," Glue, November/December, 2000, p. 47 (illus.)
   
  Myers, Holly, "London?s Photos Depict Teen Dreams, Fantasies," LA Times, November 24, 2000, p. F29 (illus.)
   
  Rickels, Laurence A, "Bridge Isn?t Falling Down," catalog essay, Oct. 2000
   
  Schiller, Rachel, "Pluralities of Truth," The Skidmore News, March 31, 2000
   
  Jaeger, William, "A Look at Uncertainty of Truth," Times Union, March 26, 2000
   
  Faust, Lily, "Laura London," The New York Art World, February, 2000, p. 15
   
1999 Mahoney, Robert, "Laura London," Time Out NY, February 18-25, 1999 (illus.)
   
  Cotter, Holland, "Changes Aside, Soho Is Still Very Much Soho," The New York Times, February 12, 1999, pp. B 33-35
   
  Firstenberg, Lauri, "Laura London at Caren Golden Fine Art," NY Arts, February 1999, p. 51. (illus.)
   
  Turner, Grady, T., "Art & Museum Events, NY Today Picks," The New York Times/New York Today, www.nytoday.com, January 26 1999
   
  Contemporary Visual Arts, January 1999, issue #21, pp. 86-87 (illus.)
   
  Watson, Simon, "First Look," Simon Says, January 1999, (illus.)
   
  Fulcher, Dawn, "Preview: Laura London at Caren Golden Fine Art," NY Arts, Illustration in Chelsea Gallery Listings, 1999, (illus.)
   
1998 Hart, Jane, Zing Magazine, Winter 1998, vol. 5 (illus.)
   
  Frank, Peter, "Pick of the Week," LA Weekly, May 29 - June 4, 1998 (illus.)
   
  Ise, Claudine, "Worth Watching," LA Times, May 1, 1998, p. F24
   
  Nahas, Dominique, "Identity Crisis," Review, April 1998, p. 24
   
1997 Ise, Claudine, "The Narrative Turn," Art Week, July 1997 (illus.)
   
1995 Kandel, Susan, "London?s Women," LA Times, March 9, 1995
   
  Kahan, Robin, "Time Capsule," Encyclopedia of Women Artists, 1995 (illus.)
   
  New Observations," Multiple Choice, 1995, Issue #100 (illus.)
   
1993 "Voice Choices," Village Voice, September 14, 1993
   
  Smith, Roberta, "Heaven Missing," The New York Times, September 10, 1993
   
1992 Kandel, Susan, "The Laura Show," LA Times, September 3, 1992
   
1991 "The Store Show," Art Issues, Summer 1991
   
  "Les Flours," LA Times, May 17, 1991
   
1990

Frank, Peter, "Pick of the Week - The Store Show," LA Weekly, 1990

 

Exhibition Catalogs

"Gifts from the Heather and Tony Podesta Collection," National Museum of Woman in the Arts, 2009

"Masquerade," John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 2002 (illus.)

"A Plurality of Truths," Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, 2000 with essays:
"A Frank Discussion About the Real" by Laura Hoptman and "A Plurality of
Truths" by Crystalle Lacouture & Lucas Natali (illus.)

After School Special," works on paper, inc., 2000, essay by Laurence A. Rickels (illus.)

"Laura London," works on paper, inc., 1998, essay "Smoke and Mirrors" by Sarah
Gavlak (illus.)

"The Social Eye Catalog," Art Frankfurt, 1996 with essay by Barbara Hoffman (illus.)

"True Bliss," LACE, Los Angeles, CA, 1996 (illus.)

 

Grants and Awards

2006 Metro Art 2005-2006 Photo Light Box Series, Los Angeles, CA
   
2005

Metro Orange Line, Permanent Public Art Project, Valley College Station, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Public Collections

Art Center Library, Pasadena, California (catalogs)
Corcoran, Washington DC
Johnson City Community College, Overland Park, Kansas
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC
Neuberger Berman, Chicago, Illinois
Norton Family Office, Santa Monica, California
Refco, Chicago, Illinois
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California

 

Education

California Institute of the Arts, MFA
University of Arizona, BFA

 

Website

www.lauralondon.com

 
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