Laurel Jay Carpenter

Artist in New York

Laurel Jay Carpenter

Artist in New York

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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 at galleries, performance spaces and even Brooklyn’s Borough Hall.

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 artist Terese Longva, US dance artist Robert Bingham and German composer/performer Philippe Wozniak.

In breaking news, 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.