Laura Napier

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Artwork
This area will be photographed 11.08.09 3:30 pm, 2009, archival photographic print, 11 x 14 inch print on 13 x 19"
performance documentation, This area will be photographed, 2009, public performance, duration: 20 minutes
video still from project for a street corner (WTC PATH), 2008, color video, sound, 11 minutes 11 seconds
video still from project for a street corner (WTC PATH), 2008, color video, sound, 11 minutes 11 seconds
installation photographs, Container, 2010, site specific video installation
Laura
Napier
Artist's Statement

Often, people interact with my projects without knowing that they are participants. My art in form leans towards photography as document, video as surveillance, and performance with a lowercase letter p.

Recent projects include organizing and hosting a tour that visits current residents in apartments where I used to live, where we take a group photo like tourists; highlighting the ordinary behaviors of crowds in public space with countering behavior - bringing partners and groups with me to help out; and creating and remotely surveilling a surprise second room replicating the project room in an apartment gallery, inducing the feeling of surveillance without the substance. The point is to create the unexpected, something that hasn't happened before, and to examine systems, social and otherwise, while including the audience in the process.

http://lauranapier.com

Bio/Resume

EDUCATION

MFA, 2007, Bard College
BFA, 1998, The Cooper Union

FELLOWSHIPS/AWARDS

2008 Swing Space studio grant, LMCC, New York, NY
2008 Artist In the Marketplace Program (AIM), Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY
2006 Barbara White Fellowship at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2009 The Bronx Blue Bedroom, Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, Bronx, NY
2008 Spontaneous Formations, PS122 Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/PERFORMANCES/SCREENINGS

2010
LUMEN video art and projection festival, Staten Island, NY
Rites of Passage, Cooper Union, New York, NY

2009
Art in Odd Places 2009: SIGN, New York, NY
REFASHIONING: 時裝 MODA МОДА, Bronx, NY
Off the Strip: Two Weeks of Performance and Video Art, The Contemporary Arts Center, Las Vegas, NV
(re)terrain, vertexList, Brooklyn, NY

2008
Pedestrian, Art in Odd Places, New York, NY