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BIO [download bio]

Los Angeles based artist Laura London works in the medium of photography and video. Her work explores themes of human emotions in experiences such as life and death, which are depicted through imagery. Her recent series of artwork analyzes issues of identity, youth, and contemporary culture. 

Laura London received her MFA from California Institute of the Arts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including a recent solo show at Chimento Contemporary in Los Angeles. She is the recipient of two Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grants. London has also taught at ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, Barnsdall Junior ArtCenter in Los Angeles and many other visiting artist and guest lecture appointments. She currently teaches at Otis College of Art and Design.



RESUME [download resume]

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California


Solo Exhibitions

2016 “Relocation,” Chimento Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
2012 "Once Upon A Time…,” CC Curatorial, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Laura London,” DA 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

“Illusions of Identity,” Bennett Roberts Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA


Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  “2 Day Show”, LSH CoLAB, Los Angeles, CA (January 18 – 19, 2020)
2019  “A STORE SHOW,”ODD ARK LA, Los Angeles, CA (November 9 – December 15)
2016  “The Fourth Wall,” organized by Kristin Calabrese, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (September 3 – October 15)
  “Phantom Ball: 23 Years of Side Street Projects’ Print Editions,”
Curatorial Assistance, Pasadena, CA
2015 “Trio,” c.nichols project, Los Angeles, CA
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," 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," Beacon Arts Building, Inglewood, CA
2009 "Summer Group Show: Assemblage," DA Gallery, Miami, FL
2008 "Exposed," DA 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," DA Gallery, Miami, FL
2007 "A House Is Not A Home," curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody,
Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
  "Contemporary Photography," DA Gallery, Miami, FL
2006 "Photo Femmes," Caren Golden Fine Art, New York, NY
2005 "Metro Orange Line Art," Pierce College Art Gallery, Woodland Hills, CA
  "Cal Arts Reunion Exhibition," Valencia, CA
2004 "Head Games," Revolution Gallery, Ferndale, MI
  "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, New York, 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, New York, NY
  "The Social Eye," curated by Barbara Hoffman, Art Frankfurt ‘96, Frankfurt, Germany
1995 Kantor Gallery, curated by Melissa Chappell, 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, Los Angeles, 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 Fleurs," Parker/Zanic Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
  "The Store Show," Richard Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Bibliography

2020 Raya, Anna, Otis College of Art and Design, “Otis College Extension’s Laura London on the Magic and Fun of Photography,” Otis College of Art and Design, January 21, 2020
2017 Leonardo, Kathy, “photo l.a. and MOPLA Unite January 12 - 15, 2017,” The Huffington Post, Chimento Contemporary, January 9, 2017
2016 Osberg, Annabel, Artillery Magazine, “Laura London,” Chimento Contemporary, May 11, 2016
  Western, Beverly, “GIRL POWER AT CHIMENTO CONTEMPORARY, Laura London, Cole Case at Chimento Contemporary,” Artillery Magazine, April 18, 2016
  Dambrot, Shana Nys, “Laura London: Relocation at Chimento Contemporary,” Huffington Post, April 13, 2016
  Chassepot, Beatrice, “ART FAIR REVIEW: Photo LA, 25th edition,” be-Art magazine, January 30, 2016
2015 Koll, Juri, “How Artists Survive, Part 8 – They Mark Their Territory,” Huffington Post, April 23, 2015.
  Wood, Eve, “Pick of the Week: Trio: Kathleen Johnson, Laura London, Lisa Rosel,” Artillery, April 9, 2015.
2012 Zeller, Heidi, "Artists of the Metro Orange Line exhibition closes December 13,", 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?", November 6, 2012
  Wagley, Catherine, "Looking at Los Angeles / When Rock Star Fantasies Go Too Far,", October 25, 2012
  Bjork, Lori, "Ten Questions with artist Laura London,", October 18, 2012
  Wagley, Catherine, "Five Artsy Things To Do This Week,", October 10, 2012
  Derrick, Lisa, "Once Upon a Time...," Cartwheel, October 1, 2012, (illus.)
  Childers, Chad, "Once Upon A Time...' Photo Exhibit Coming This Fall,", September, 2012
  Hymon, Steve, "Artists of the Metro Orange Line exhibition opens October 11 at Los Angeles Valley College,", 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,", 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,
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,, 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

Exhibition Catalogs/Books

"Relocation," Chimento Contemporary, 2016

"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

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



2020 Artillery Magazine, CODE ORANGE, curator
2019 Artillery Magazine, CODE ORANGE, curator
2018 Artillery Magazine, CODE ORANGE, curator
2016 Artillery + Photo LA, Instagram Photo Contest, #climateforchangela, juror


Artist Designed Projects

2020 Los Angeles Artist’s Designed Limited Editions, Rory Devine,, “After School Special” shirt design by Laura London ©


Selected Public Collections

ArtCenter 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
Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California
Refco, Chicago, Illinois
Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, California



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