Laurel Jay Carpenter

Laurel Jay Carpenter is a performance and installation artist, investigating longing, devotion and alchemy in her durational live works. She has exhibited extensively in New York City at galleries, performance spaces and even Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. Laurel has been a fellow and invited artist at the International Performance Art Festival in Cleveland, The Performance Studies International Conference and the MacDowell Colony.

Internationally, Laurel has presented work in sites ranging from a Palace mote in Germany, a former Sanatorium town in Poland, the main city fountain in Norway, a remote sculpture park in Spain, and other galleries, festivals and performance events including the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Laurel was a member of the Independent Performance Group (IPG: 2004-2007), founded and facilitated by Marina Abramović, as an early incarnation of her Institute in supporting the next generation of durational performers. She collaborates frequently with Norwegian multi-media artist Terese Longva and US dance artist Robert Bingham, and serves as Associate Professor of Art at Alfred University.