Bio

Laura Blight is a photographer and visual artist from Essex, living and working in London.

Laura adopts a curious and intuitive approach to image making where presence, or rather absence is evidenced summoning the strange from the everyday. Traces left by human activity are recurring themes throughout her work, exploring the play between the strange and familiar in domestic environments.

In July 2020 Laura featured as the guest artist for Asymptote (an international magazine of literature and art focused on translation). Laura produced a set of photographs including a front cover, responding to non-fiction, drama and poetry texts translated from over 100 languages.

Last year, Laura took part in the Collective Strategies programme consisting of a series of talks and workshops, running from May to June 2019, and culminating in a group presentation in the autumn. A collaborative effort between pic.london and London College of Communication (University of the Arts London), the programme explores collective ways of working both conceptually and in action. 

In April 2019, Laura was selected by London Creative Network (LCN) to join a tailored professional development programme for London-based artists and photographers. The programme is delivered by SPACE, Cockpit Arts, Fourcorners and Photofusion. The programme runs until Spring 2020.

Education

Distinction, MA Photography, University of the Arts London, 2017 - 2018

2:1, BA Photography, Middlesex University, 2007-2010 

Current Exhibitions 

My House is an Island, Arthousehaus, September - October (London) - 2020

Past Selected & group Exhibitions

Home Sweet Home, Institut pour la photographie, October - December (Lille) - 2019 

Collective Strategies, Lewisham Art House, October (London) - 2019 

Salon 19 New Approaches to Photography, Fourcorners Gallery, October (London) - 2019 

Beyond the Camera, Pingyao International Photography Festival, September (China) - 2019 

Home Sweet Home, Arles International Photography Festival, July - September (Arles) - 2019 

Interiors (PEP), August (Berlin)- 2019 

Uprooted, Art Hub Studios, May (London) - 2019

Fire in the Swimming Pool, Pocko Galley (London) - 2019

Surfaces, Loosen Art (Rome) - 2018

Umbra: MA Photography Final Show, University of Arts (London) - 2018

Print Swap, Printspace - (London) 2017

Art Trail, Scratch Art (Sydney) - 2016

FreeRange, Truman Brewery - (London) 2010

 

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