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Laura Bruce
updated: 09/24/2009
website: artnews.info/laurabruce
 
   
 
 
     
 
Artwork Title
art-medium
art-year
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Falling
Black Bush
Black Field Communion
Thicket
Watering
Big Wave
Night Dor
Double Twister
Prowl
Double Cone Bang Bang
Big Cloud Blossom
White Pine
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  landscape, figurative, narrative, nature, surreal
 
 
Falling by Laura Bruce
Falling
graphite on paper
2009
44.5 " x  61 " 
Black Bush by Laura Bruce
Black Bush
graphite on paper
2009
44.5 " x  61 " 
Black Field Communion by Laura Bruce
Black Field Communion
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
Thicket by Laura Bruce
Thicket
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
Watering by Laura Bruce
Watering
graphite on paper
2007
61 " x  44 " 
Big Wave by Laura Bruce
Big Wave
graphite on paper
2007
61" x  44" 
Night Dor by Laura Bruce
Night Dor
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
Double Twister by Laura Bruce
Double Twister
graphite on paper
2007
44" x  61" 
Prowl by Laura Bruce
Prowl
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
Double Cone Bang Bang by Laura Bruce
Double Cone Bang Bang
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
Big Cloud Blossom by Laura Bruce
Big Cloud Blossom
graphite on paper
2007
39" x  27" 
White Pine by Laura Bruce
White Pine
graphite on paper
2007
61" x  44" 

Artist Statement
Laura Bruce is an American artist based in Berlin since 1990. She studied for her MFA at the Slade School of Art in London. She has worked in the media of painting, video, and sculpture, but has concentrated on drawing for the last 5 years. Her drawings combine her interest in examining narrative, references to domesticity, nature, and a precariousness of life. Her method of drawing with graphite, or sometimes graphite with colored pencil, stems from an innate desire to be as direct, uncomplicated, and immediate as possible. The figure, animals, and houses—usually simply built trailer home structures—that appear in her work all seem to undergo some phenomenon of nature, a swirling of movement, that says everything you know can change immediately or has a flip side in negative.

Artist Bio / CV
1995-97 MFA sculpture: The Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK; 1980-83 BFA painting: State University of New York at New Paltz, New York; 1990 lives and works in Berlin
Awards, Residencies, and Grants
2004 catalog grant, Kunstfonds, Germany; residency, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany; 2003 Käthe Dorsch Foundation Grant, Berlin; residency, Art Omi, New York, USA; catalog grant Berlin Senate for Cultural Activities; 2002 work grant for Film und Video, Berlin; 2000 work grant Stiftung Kulturfonds, Berlin
Solo Shows (selection)
2007 Night Twist, Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig; 2006 Landowners, Galerie Pankow, Berlin; 2005 Big Sky, Galerie Ulrike Buschlinger, Wiesbaden 2004 The Wide, Büro für Kunst, Dresden, Germany (catalog) 2003 Domestic Blur, Floating IP, Manchester, UK; Jane’s Dilemma, Büro für Kunst, Dresden (brochure); 2001 The Rainy Season, Sparwasser, Berlin; 2000 Maryanne by the Water, Galerie im Parkhaus, Berlin
Group Exhibitions (selection)
2007 “Drunk on Dreams,” Galerie Fruehsorge; “American Beauty,” Galerie Baer; 2006 “Even the Drawers are Winners”, Klara Wallner Galerie, Berlin 2005 “Schönheit, Der Sprung im Spiegel”, Städtische Galerie Traunstein 2004 Künstler der Galerie, Galerie Ulrike Buschlinger, Weisbaden, Germany; “Size Does Matter”, eyewash@ Boreas Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; “The Medium is the Tedium”, The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh; 2003 “Pierogi Flatfiles“, Carlsbad Museum, New Mexico; “Expand“, Volkart Stiftung, Winterthur, Switzerland (catalog); “Art Cubicle“, Projektraum Mathias Kampl, Berlin; “Wheeling“, curated by Marcus Sendlinger, Galerie Jette Rudolph, Berlin; 2002 "Over the Moon", Kunstamt Kreuzberg, Berlin; “Private Affairs”, Kunsthaus Dresden (catalog); “Thin Skin”, AXA Gallery (catalog), New York, curated by ICI NY

Selected Bibliography
2007 “Drunk on Dreams,” FUKT exhibition catalog;
2006 “The Animation Issue,” FUKT Magazin;
Catalog, “Landowners,” Galerie Pankow
2004 Catalog “Laura Bruce” Buero fuer Kunst