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 at venues including Exit Art, Performance Space 122, Judson Church House, SOHO20 and Microscope Galleries, and Brooklyn’s Borough Hall. 

Internationally, Laurel has presented work in Spain at the NMAC Foundation; in Germany with Wooloo Productions and the Hebbel Theatre both in Berlin; and in Italy as an Artist-in-Residence for the Festival of Contempoary Art in Terni as well as part of the 2007 Venice Biennale. Laurel is honored to have been one of only two US participants in the Independent Performance Group (2004-2007), founded and facilitated by Marina Abramovic, after studying briefly with her. 

Currently, Laurel is collaborating with Norwegian video/performance artist Terese Longva.  Laurel is also a professor of art at Alfred University in western New York.