BIO

Living and working in Bergen (Norway), previously based in Bristol (UK) and originally from Southeast Kent (UK). Graduated from masters in Fine Art in Bergen in 2018 and bachelors in Fine Art in Bath (UK) in 2010. My studio is currently at USF Verftet in Bergen.

CONTACT

If you would like a full and up to date copy of my CV, or want to get in touch about any thing else, please email: laurielax [at] googlemail [dot] com.

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CONDENSED CV

Education: Post-study in Electronic Literature, University of Bergen (2018), NO; Master in Fine Art, Bergen Academy of Art & Design, NO (2018); Bachelor in Fine Art, Bath School of Art and Design, UK (2010); Foundation Studies in Art and Design, University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, UK (2007) Awards: Diversestipend for nyutdannede kunstnere, Kulturrådet, NO (current, 2018/19); Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond award for 'Finding Collaboration' student exhibition; USF Verftet studio graduation award, Bergen, NO (current 2018/19); Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, with UK-wide touring show (2014)*; Nominated for Drawing Room Bursary Award, UK (2015); Advanced Etching course awarded by Spike Island and Spike Print, UK (2015) Residencies: OSR Projects / Hand in Glove, UK (2016)*; Jamboree, Plymouth Art Centre, UK (2015); Royal West of England Academy, UK (2015); Nida Art Colony, LT (2014+2015)**; Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn (bursary from a-n The Artist Information Company), UK (2014); Cow House Studios, IR (2010) Exhibitions, performances, commissions, events: (future) Combined national anthems on the Parabol, curated by Lydgalleriet at Kunsthall 3.14; speaker/speaker, group show, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, NO (2018); WORDS WHICH TOUCH EACH OTHER IN STRANGE PLACES, joint exhibition with Samuel Brzeski, Joy Forum, Bergen, NO (2018); Marking a shift, solo performance and permanent installation, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO (2018); Friday 13th, graduation exhibition, Bergen Kunsthall, NO (2018); Impact Makes the Mark, solo exhibition, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, NO (2018); Vooks Are Stupid!, TEXSTgroup exhibition, IN THE LIBRARY, Bergen, NO (2017)*; Electromagnetic room, collaboration with Jonas Gruska, Borealis (festival), NO (2017); Bourn, group show, Birmingham, UK (2016); Condition, LP album cover artwork for band Spectres on Sonic Cathedral music label, UK (released 2016); Phlaag Pole Commission, Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park, Oxford, UK (2015); Unity of Opposites, solo exhibition & event at Test Space, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2015); New Year / New Noise 2, performance, Howling Owl Records and Arnolfini, Bristol, UK (2015); Voyage (artist book exhibition), Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, DE (2013)*; Fastnet & Dogger, group exhibition for Madescapes, Bristol and Contemporary Art Space, Chester, UK (2012); A Drover Turns the Cattle, group exhibition, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin, IR (2011) Teaching, workshops, seminars: (current) Digital Narrative Network, research assistant at UiB; Nomadic Structures, Guest teacher at Academy of Fine Art, University of Bergen, NO (2018); On Movement, Flacka seminar at the Bergianska trädgården, Stockholm, SE*; ART + FOLK at Messe 2018, mediation/performance, Grieghallen, Bergen, NO (2018); Knowing when to speak, Galleri KiT, Trondheim, NO (2018); Familiedag, USF Verftet, Bergen, NO (2017); Jump Into: Drawing, Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol, UK (2016); Arnolfini Artist Facilitator, for young people and in schools, Bristol, UK (2015); Soft Bombs, Supernormal Festival, Braziers Park, Oxford, UK and Plyta, student-run arts festival, Sakiai, LT (2015); I Am Making Art, Spike Island, Bristol, UK (2014); ArThurs, with participants via NHS ‘art-on-referral scheme’, Bristol, UK (2011) Other: Co-founder / organiser of TEXSTgroup, a collaborative testing ground for artists using text, Bergen, NO (2016-current); Producer for Jenny Moore at Borealis festival 2019; Artist Assistant for Thomas Kilpper in Nordland, NO (summer 2016+17); Research Assistant for KORO public art commission at KMD, NO (2018)*; MA Monitor (one year, 20% position), joint-curator of the Monday Lectures series, plus masters programme assistance at the Academy of Fine Art, Bergen, NO (2017); Research & Studio Assistant for Professor Mariele Neudecker, including production of a 40-metre vertical tracking shot, stereoscopic photography and working as a sound recordist in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest for Neudecker's commission at the Cancer Centre at Guy's Hospital, London (and other production, technical and research based work) (2014-2016)

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