Laura White

Laura White

The Clever Girl Painter, 2019

Installation view, Tintype

Laura White

The Clever Girl Painter, 2019

Installation view, Tintype

Laura White

The Clever Girl Painter, 2019

Installation view, Tintype

Laura White

The Clever Girl Painter, 2019

Installation view, Tintype

Laura White

Stay 1, 2019

Dried bread dough, food colour, polyurethane foam, mild steel, patina, nylon fabric, cotton, glazed ceramic (black clay) and cord foam. 115 x 115 x 24cm

Laura White

Stay 6, 2019

Jesmonite, bread dough cast, spray paint, shoe polish, mild steel, patina, rust, glazed ceramic (black clay) and packing foam. 64 x 102 x 30cm

Laura White

Stay 7, 2019

Dried bread dough, polyurethane foam, printing ink, mild steel, patina, rust, cord foam, 95 x 147 x 33cm

Laura White

Stay 3, 2019

Jesmonite bread dough cast, plastic, glazed and non-glazed ceramic (black and Buff clay,) paint and packing foam. 82 x 79 x 41cm

Laura White

Stay 2, 2019

Jesmonite, printing ink, leather, cotton, glazed and non-glazed ceramic (black and buff clay) and packing foam. 97 x 77 x 34cm

Laura White

Stay 1 (detail), 2019

Laura White

Stay 7 (detail), 2019

Laura White

Stay 4 (detail)

Laura White

White Mud, commissioned by Meadow Arts for Precious Clay: Porcelain in Contemporary Art at the Museum of Royal Worcester, 2018

Porcelain, metal, wood and paint, 653 x 290 x 253cm

Laura White

White Mud, commissioned by Meadow Arts for Precious Clay: Porcelain in Contemporary Art at the Museum of Royal Worcester, 2018

Porcelain, metal, wood and paint, 653 x 290 x 253cm

Laura White

White Mud, commissioned by Meadow Arts for Precious Clay: Porcelain in Contemporary Art at the Museum of Royal Worcester, 2018

Porcelain, metal, wood and paint, 653 x 290 x 253cm

Laura White

White Mud (detail), 2018

Laura White

White Mud (detail), 2018

Laura White

White Mud (detail), 2018

Laura White

White Mud (detail), 2018

Laura White

The Great Refuser, 2018

Mixed media, exhibited at Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark as part of As Much About Forgetting

Laura White

The Great Refuser, 2018

Mixed media, exhibited at Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark as part of As Much About Forgetting

Laura White

Gypsy 2, 2017

Dough, wax, jesmonite, 137 x 60 x 8cm

Laura White

Gypsy1, Yoyo1, 2017

Dough and jesmonite. 154 x 56 x 7cm. Dough and rubber, 66 x 68 x 8cm

Laura White

Second, 2017

Dough and jesmonite, 88 x 80 x 16cm

Laura White

Buddy, 2016

Chamois leather, plastic and expanding foam, 82 x 35 x 32cm

Laura White

Buddy, 2016

Chamois leather, plastic and expanding foam, 82 x 35 x 32cm

Laura White

Tenderfoot, 2016

Chamois leather, plastic, expanding foam, wood and metal. 142 x 75 x 45cm

Greenhorn, 2016

Chamois leather, plastic and shoe polish, 46 x 55 x 30cm

Laura White

Rookie, Envoy, Fixin 7, 2015

Installation view, Wayfaring at &Model, Leeds

Laura White

Collaborator, 2015

Plastic and steel, size in response to space, approximately 270 x 170 x 170cm

Laura White

Envoy, 2015

Plastic, porcelain and steel, dimensions variable in response to space

Laura White

Envoy, 2015

Plastic, porcelain and steel, dimensions variable in response to space

Laura White

Envoy (detail), 2015

Plastic, porcelain and steel, dimensions variable in response to space

Laura White

Envoy (detail), 2015

Plastic, porcelain and steel, dimensions variable in response to space

Laura White

Consul, 2015

Plastic, ceramic and steel, 147 x 110 x 64cm

Laura White

Messenger, 2015

Plastics and dyed chamois leather, 117 x 44 x 37cm.

Laura White

Messenger, 2015

Plastics and dyed chamois leather, 117 x 44 x 37cm

Laura White

Broker, 2015

Plastic and chamois leather, 58 x 58 x 17cm

Laura White

Broker, 2015

Plastic and chamois leather, 58 x 58 x 17cm

Laura White

Colleagues, 2014 – 15

Ceramics, wood and grass stem, 60 x 35 x 35cm.

Laura White

Attendant, 2014

Painted ceramic. 49 x 20 x 18cm

Laura White

Abettor, 2014

Garden fork, wood and plastic, 130 x 18 x 67cm

Laura White

Fat, 2014

Bronze, re enforced plaster and plastic, mounted on metal and mdf table. Each piece 48 x 25 x 18cm

Laura White

Fat, 2014

Bronze, re enforced plaster and plastic, mounted on metal and mdf table. Each piece 48 x 25 x 18cm

Laura White

Entanglement, 2014

Graphite on paper and mixed media

Laura White

Space Frame, 2013

Mixed Media, 56 x 40 x 196cm

Laura White

Because You're Worth It, 2013

Graphite on paper, installation 450 x 100cm, shown in More Than I Dare to Think About, at Kling&Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland

Laura White

Because You're Worth It, 2013

54 A4 (21 x 30 cm) Graphite on paper, wall mounted with white drawing pins. Installation: 450 x 100cm

Laura White

The Malahite Room, 2013

Installation view, Gallery Cadaqués

Laura White

You Can Share the Wonder (detail), 2013

Mixed media, 40 x 25 x 18cm

Laura White

You Can Share the Wonder (detail), 2013

Mixed media, 40 x 25 x 18cm

Laura White

You Can Share the Wonder, 2013

Exhibited as part of Cowboy Style, Marlborough Contemporary, London

Laura White

You Can Share the Wonder, 2013

Exhibited as part of Cowboy Style, Marlborough Contemporary, London,

Laura White

The Esque Collection, 2012

Installation view, exhibited as part of Sinopticon, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Laura White

The Esque Collection (detail), 2012

Installation view, exhibited as part of Sinopticon, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Laura White

The Esque Collection (detail), 2012

Mixed media, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Laura White

The Esque Collection (detail), 2012

Mixed media, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery

Laura White

We Can Have It All (detail), 2012

Mixed media

Laura White

We Can Have It All (detail), 2012

Mixed media

Laura White

We Can Have It All (detail), 2012

Mixed media

Laura White

We Can Have It All, 2012

Installation view, SPACEX, Exeter

Laura White

We Can Have It All, 2012

Installation view, SPACEX, Exeter

Laura White

We Can Have It All, 2012

Installation view, SPACEX, Exeter

Laura White

Loving All My Life, 2011

Car, clay, expanding foam, wood, tin foil, installation view, Aid&Abet, Cambridge

Laura White

Loving All My Life, 2011

Car, clay, expanding foam, wood, tin foil, installation view, Aid&Abet, Cambridge

Laura White

Loving All My Life (detail), 2011

Car, clay, expanding foam, wood, tin foil

Laura White

Loving All My Life (detail), 2011

Car, clay, expanding foam, wood, tin foil

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation image, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins, 

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation image, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation image, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation image, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation view, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation view, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation view, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

For Living, For Loving, For Loathing, 2011

Installation view, Pollen, Monflanquin, France. Materials include: unfired clay, expanding foam, tin foil, gold spray and paper napkins

Laura White

Anxious Glory, Second Collection, Object No 2, 2011

Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, tin foil and readymade furniture. 270 x 180 x 60cm

Laura White

Anxious Glory, Second Collection, Object No 2, 2011

Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, tin foil and readymade furniture. 270 x 180 x 60cm

Laura White

Anxious Glory, Second Collection, Object No 2 (detail), 2011

Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, tin foil and readymade furniture. 270 x 180 x 60cm

Laura White

Anxious Glory. First Collection, 2010

Size in response to space, individual works various sizes, Collective Gallery, Edinburgh Tin foil and ready-made objects, dimensions variable

“With all of my work I am very interested in space – sculpture is always about spatial arrangement. It’s about relationships between people and things, being aware of your own body….I like objects being something other than sculptures.”

Laura White creates three dimensional entanglements of forms in which interactions are paramount.

Research is an integral part of White’s practice – she continually explores what it means to handle and come up against stuff, material and objects – how we use our hands, how a skill is acquired, the relationship between materials, hand and cognition, and the rich experience of understanding through direct engagement. In the recent past she has learnt meat skills, glass-blowing, sushi-making, shoe-making, basketmaking, and blacksmithing; “it is important for me to explore as the maker and communicate to the viewer a material engagement where the works suggest a human physical interaction, such as an object that can be used yet is untried or unrecognisable.”

The objects she makes from everyday and ready available materials, such as bread-dough, clay and expanding foam appear on one hand familiar, but equally strange and anomalous like prototypes or hybrids. White Mud, a recent installation of a hundred hand-made porcelain objects, fused everyday items such as plastic washing-up bottles squidged and squashed with precious museum collectables.

Things are explored both as material stuff and anthropological signifiers; a negotiation with the world of stuff, interactions with materials and objects. White has expanded this core aspect of her practice through her website TENDERFOOT, an online artwork featuring her writing on materiality, workshops and events – and in which invited writers, researchers, artists and other practitioners showcase new material and digital work.

http://tenderfoot.co.uk/main/

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019

The Clever Girl Painter, Tintype, London
Laura White: The Esque Collection, The Dean’s Chapel, Worcester Cathedral (part of The Precious Clay: Porcelain in contemporary art, at Museum of Royal Worcester)
2017 
Double agents and great refusers, theAgency Gallery London, UK
2013
The MALAHITE Room. Gallery Cadaqués, Cadaqués, Spain.
2012/13 
We Can Have It All, SPACEX, Exeter, UK.
2011 
For living, for loving, for loathing, Pollen, Monflanquin, France.
2010/11 
Anxious Glory. Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Commission)
2009

Chromodomo: Laura White. Scratching Walls and Sticky Décor. The Wall House #2, Groningen, Netherlands. Series of 3 Solo shows. Other artists – Erwin Wurm and Spencer Finch.

If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV – Part 2, Carter Presents, London, Exhibition and Book Launch (Pub. Laura White: The Stuff of Images)
2008/09 

If I had a monkey I wouldn’t need a TV. Castlefield Gallery, Manchester. Exhibition and Book Launch. (Pub. Laura White: The Stuff of Images.)
2007 

Powwow. Gallery-33, Berlin.
2006

Into the Cold Light. Transition Gallery, London.

Laura White: New Work. Firstsite Gallery, Colchester, Essex.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018-19 
The Precious Clay: Porcelain in Contemporary Art, Museum of Royal Worcester. Commissioned by Meadow Arts. Sept 2018 – March 2019. Other artists: Christine Borland, Edmund de Waal, Rachel Kneebone, Edward Chell, Jessica Harrison and Matteo Nasini.
2018 
As Much About Forgetting. Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark. Other artists: David Toop (UK), Pilvi Takala (FI), Michael Schultze (DE), John Russell (UK), Lea Torp Nielsen (DK), Sophus Ejler Jepsen (DK), Lara Eggleton & David Steans (UK), Jette Gejl (DK), TC McCormack (UK), Michelle Atherton (UK). Sept – Nov 2018.
Seated. San Mei Gallery, London. July 2018.
2017 
The Superorganism. Gallery Box, Gothenburg, Sweden. Other artists: Aganetha Dyck, Anja Carr, Dominique Rey, Linda Tedsdotter, Yngvild Saeter.
2016 
NOLAS, Laura White and Jessie Flood-Paddock. Cubitt Studio 5, London.
Cruel and Tender, (Vacuous Gallery.) Studio One Gallery, London. Artists include: Corinna Spencer, James Pyman and Kate Lyddon.
WAYFARING. & Model, Leeds. Artists: Laura White, Michelle Williams, Gamaker, Kreider and O’Leary, Zoë Mendelson. Curated by Laura White. 
It’s your birthday: Cubitt 25 years. Darbyshire, London. 
The Flat Pack Session. Best Practice at Delta House Studios, London. Artists: Jake Clark, Laura White, Paul Housley, Martin Newth and Michael Samuels.
2014
A Colorful World. Nanjing International Art Exhibition, Nanjing China. 
Morphisisation. APT, London. Curated by Ben Woodeson. Artists included: Michael Samuels, Ruth Claxton, Susan Collis.
2013
More Than I Dare to Think About: works with paper. Marlborough Contemporary, London. 
London Utd. Kling&Bang, Reykjavik, Iceland. Artists: Dominic from Luton, Laura White, Mark Titchner, Gavin Turk and Peter Lamb. 
Couriers of Taste: contemporary artists explore consumerism and trade.Part of the Sinopticon Project. Danson House, London. 
Cowboy Style. Marlborough Contemporary, London. Artists: Werner Büttner, Psychoanal YSL, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Pamela Golden, Laura White.
2012/13 
New Foragers. Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
2012 
SINOPTICON. contemporary chinoiserie in contemporary art. First phase: Plymouth: Saltram House National Trust, Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery & Plymouth College of Art. 
Perfume on Violets. Blyth Gallery, Imperial College, London. 
The Shapes Game: its hard to take your eyes off it. Laura White and Peter Fillingham. Carter Presents, London. 
The Perfect Nude.Touring: Wimbledon College of Art London, Phoenix Gallery Exeter and Charlie Smith, London. Curated by Dan Coombs & Phillip Allen.
2011
Attempts to get inside the World. Lewisham Arthouse, London. 
White Pratt from Luton. 34 Toynebee Street, London.
All Hail. Angus-Hughes Gallery, London. 
Small Scale Survival. Aid&Abet, Cambridge.
Gilding the Lily. Transition Gallery, London.
Smaller than a lemon. ANJELIKA, High Wycombe, Berks. Curated by Danny Rolph.
2010
The Jolly (Good) Show. Collyer Bristow Gallery, London.
Object as Subject. Stephen Lawrence Gallery, The University of Greenwich, London. 3 person show: including John Mitchell and McKenzie Bassant.
Sculpture Now. Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.
2009
The Future Can Wait. Charlie Smith Gallery. Old Truman Brewery,London. 
The Earth Not a Globe 2. Rokeby, London. Curated by Dani Admiss and Dave Charlesworth. 
Between my Finger and my Thumb. Curated by kobetsvasey. Schwartz Gallery, London.
Fault Line: Art in the Age of Anxiety. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by Sarah Elson.
2008
STUFF. Presented by V22, London. 
The Wharf Road Project: Don’t Open this Door if You Can’t Close it. artists: Alison Wilding, Phyllida Barlow, Bettina Buck and Laura White. 
Suffragette City. 219 Bow Road, London. Video Screening curated by Sheena Macrea.
Unnatural Histories. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by Myriam Blundell.
The Famous, the Infamous & the Really Quite Good. Decima Gallery, London.
2007
Play. Bearspace@The Cello Factory. London. Curated by Julia Alvarez 
Intervention. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Multicomplexificationalities. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by Roy Exley.
Eau Savage Part 2. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Re-Formation. Projects at Christ Church, Spitalfields, London.
2006/07
Grotto. Studio1.1 London.
2006
Beauty and the Beast. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Conjunction 06. Redgate Gallery, Brixton, London.
Small Works. VINEspace, London.
Art Car Boot Fair. The Old Truman Brewery, London.
Basement Screen. The Residence, London.
Kamikaze Blossom. Fieldgate Gallery, London.
Eau Savage. Lucy Mackintosh Gallery, Luasanne, Switzerland. 
LPW VINEspace, London.
Altered Beast. Three Colts Gallery, London.
2005/06
Basement Screen. BasementArtProject.com
Prussian Blue. Carter Gallery, London.
2005 
Yabadabadoo. Cell Project Space, London
For and From. Metropole Galleries, Folkestone. 
Sculpture at Canterbury. Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury.
We Have Left the City Gates. Nunnery Gallery, London. Curated by JJ Chalesworth.
Urban Formalism. Cortex Athletico and Museum of Contemporary Art Bordeaux, France. 
Avecom Video Festival. Arnhem, Netherlands.
On the Road. Pro Arts project. California, USA.
2004 
Grottos. Video screening, Candid Projection Rooms, London.
Alma Enterprises video screening. London.
Pleasure Garden. Nottingham Castle, Nottingham.
Nowhere Else but Here. Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London.
2003
Inter-mission. Bow Church London.
Imaging London. Houldsworth Gallery, London.
Amplifying Silence/Magnifying Stillness. Foundation D’Art 
Contemporain Daniel & Florence Guerlain. France. Curated by RoyExley.
2002
Lonely This Christmas. i-level, London. James Windsor Art.
Diversion. Museum of Garden History, London. Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art. 
Exposure. Standpoint Gallery, London. (Two person.)
2001
Fair Charm and Foul Play. Deptford X, London.
2000
Preface. International Biennale. The Hatton Gallery, University of Newcastle upon Tyne.
2000-02
Museum of Installation Box Project. MOI London, Angel Row Gallery Nottingham, Turnpike Gallery Leigh, Unit 2 Gallery London Guildhall University, London.
1999
Father Apollinaris Said. Vilma Gold, London.
1998
The Ida Branson Memorial Bequest 98. Atkinson Gallery, Millfield, Somerset.
Sculpture 1. Economist Plaza, London.
Ikon Touring Exhibition. Birmingham.
Anxious Glory. Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. (Commission)

Collections
Collection Olor Visual, Barcelona, Spain
 
Commissions and Residencies (selected)
 2018         
White Mud.  Commissioned by Meadow Arts. http://www.meadowarts.orgExhibited at Museum of Royal Worcester as part of The Precious Clay, Sept 2018 – March 2019
2011         
POLLEN, Artistes en résidence à Monflanquin, France
2009         
Sandarbh Residency, Belper, Derbyshire, UK
1997         
Kleinsassen Art Gallery, Germany
Internationales Obernkirchener Symposium, Germany
1996         
23rd Iwate-Town International Residency, Japan
1995          
Maalot, Israel
Sheffield Hallam University
 
Selected Public commissions
1996  Stenkrith Park, Kirby Stephen, Cumbria
1997  Sheffield Hallam University
1998  Bretby Crematorium, Burton-on-Trent
1998  Tamworth river bank commission