Laurel Jay Carpenter

Artist in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Laurel Jay Carpenter

Artist in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Laurel Jay Carpenter is a visual art performer, investigating longing, devotion and intimacy in her durational live works. She has exhibited extensively in New York City and internationally at sites ranging from a palace moat in Germany, a former sanatorium town in Poland, Brooklyn's Borough Hall in US, the main city fountain in Norway, a remote sculpture park in Spain, the energy control room of the National Palace of Culture in Bulgaria, 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. She collaborates frequently with Norwegian artist Terese Longva, and sometimes with US dance artist Robert Bingham and German composer/performer Philippe Wozniak.

After 11 years Laurel recently resigned her tenure as Associate Professor of Art at Alfred University to undertake practice-led PhD research at Northumbria University; she is now based in the UK.

(photo: Bjarte Bjørkum, PAB Open, 2017)