I am predominantly a visual artist, using the medium of photography to explore the connections between the artistic and scientific realms of inquiry.
Working with traditional and non-traditional art making tools, including printmaking, digital photography, film and Polaroid film, drawing and paint, I seek to interpret theories of physics, math and neurological research, to reconstruct individual recollections of time, place, and space.
I use the photographic images, with embedded marks and symbols, to construct a specific viewpoint. In the construction of the works, I have been influenced by geographical maps, weather maps, blueprints, ancient symbolic and pictorial written languages, NASA photography, photographs outside the normal human visual range, visual database design, and the use of grids within archeological drawings... with these grids representing both the physical relationship between the found objects, and their spatial relationship over time.
For me, defining a sense of place is the allure of the photographic image... the instant, when time and place seem to merge to catch a moment. It is the imperceptible connections I seek to define...when something catches your peripheral vision, but is gone when you turn for a longer glimpse. My photographs aim to force the viewer to look beyond the obvious... to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum.
Laura Krasnow, born in New York City, has lived and traveled throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia.
In addition to being a freelance photographer, she has worked as an assistant editor in feature films, and been trained in film preservation and restoration. Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and is in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Her passion is art, science and technology. After obtaining an MFA at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she returned to school to study math, physics and computer science. Laura has attended seminars at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Brain and Mind, both in Canada.
The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL Master of Fine Art, Photomechanical Processes, Photography, Generative Systems
State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY BA, Studio Art
National College of Art, Dublin, Ireland
The L. Jeffrey School of Film Preservation, The George Eastman House, Rochester, NY Certificate in Film Preservation and Restoration
California State University at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Finalist, Photographer’s Forum 33rd Annual 2013 Spring Photography Contest
L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation Fellowship, Cineric Film Lab, New York, NY
University of Southern California, Research Fellowship, Integrated Media Systems Center, BioSIGHT Project
Hollywood Digital Careers, Silicon Studios Fellowship
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Full Scholarship/Graduate Assistantship
Elliot, David “Inner Landscape of the New Romantics,” The Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL
Artner, Alan G. “Landscapes of Isolated Pleasures,” The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL
Bright, Deborah “Inner Landscape,” The New Art Examiner, Chicago, IL
Photographer’s Forum Best of Photography 2013 Annual
Graduate Prints Portfolio, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Triptik, offset artist book, edition of 50
Faces, off-set artist book, edition of 50
Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY State University of New York at Albany, NY California State University, Sacramento, CA Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA The Art Institute of Chicago, IL The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL Art Students League, New York, NY Independent Press Archive, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY Women Artists Archive, Copenhagen, Denmark Small Press Archive, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL Women’s Caucus for Art, New York Chapter, Artists’ Book Archive, New York, NY
Various private collections
Acoustic Ecology Institute American Society of Media Photographers Art and Science Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI) Association for Computing Machinery College Arts Association European Network for Cinema and Media Studies Leonardo/International Society of the Arts, Sciences and Technology Museum Computer Network Rhizome Society of Photographic Education
2011 Co-Curator, Art is Science Made Clear: Science Made Clear, A Collective, Philadelphia Science Festival, Philadelphia, PA