Laura Marsh is textile artist with a social practice. She defines installations for viewers to engage with tactile objects, poetic phrases, and social experiences. Her weavings contain social mottos, and immersive environments hold communal space for viewers to gather and share personal narratives and creative practice. From two generations of sewers, Marsh believes in the do-it-yourself approach to making work that is accessible and approachable.
Originally from a working class family in Montrose, Pennsylvania, her hometown has transformed into a fracking region. Marsh regards her practice as multilayered and transformative, and she supports the activation of unused sites and site-specific installation. Marsh received her MFA from Yale University School of Art and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Marsh has exhibited nationally at venues including Dimensions Variable, Miami, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Printed Matter, Field Projects, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, and Tilton Gallery in NY. She is a current artist in residence at ArtCenter South Florida in Miami Beach and the Curator of Exhibitions at the Art and Culture Center in Hollywood, FL.
For more information: www.lauramarsh.net
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