Laura Krasnow


Photography/Digital Art

Archived Work

Artist's Biography

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.

Artist's Statement

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. But 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 be present and aware of the physical and spiritual light within the subtleness.....to reveal the essence beyond the normal visual spectrum.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

1976 - 2000
School of Art Gallery, University of Denver, Denver, CO

Project Art Center, Cambridge, MA

West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL

Fine Arts Gallery, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Fine Arts Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK

Group
2014
Ten Year Represented Artists Retrospective, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2014 Winners of Biennial Roadshow Marfa Exhibition, Marfa, TX

The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition

Electron Salon: International Group Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Electron Salon: International Group Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013 - 2014
Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Philly Photo Day 2013, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Discovery and Perception, Episcopal Academy, Newton Square, PA

Curious Investigations, Episcopal Academy, Newton Square, PA

August Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational

2013 Members Exhibition: InLiquid, PPAC, Second State, The Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

Exposure 2013. See.Me Exhibition Space, Long Island City, NY

Philly Tech Week Invitational Exhibition, DrinkPhilly Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Ninth Anniversary Exhibit, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

February Electron Salon, Invitational Group Exhibition, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition

2012
Member Group Exhibition, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Open Studios, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Self-Portrait, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Turning Darkness to Light, Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Art Takes Times Square, work projected in Times Square, New York, NY

Eighth Anniversary Retrospective, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Things Found Series, Volume One: The Fridge, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

The Meal, Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY

The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition

2011
Electron Salon, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational

Snap to Grid, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Invitational

Philadelphia Photo Day, Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Chain Letter, Online Exhibition, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
(catalog)
Invitational

2010
The Sketchbook Project, Traveling Exhibition

1976 - 2000
Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

National Landscape in Art Exhibition, Springfield Art Association, Springfield, IL

Women Artists Books, part of VIEW BY WOMEN ARTISTS EXHIBITION, Surrogate’s Court Building, New York, NY

Some Girls Exhibition – Part Two, Artists’ Books, Chicago, IL

Installation, West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL

8 ½ x 11, West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL

First Book Gathering Exhibition, Downtown Brooklyn Cultural Center, Brooklyn, NY

Color Photography – A Directorial Approach, Robert Else Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Cleveland Photographic Workshop, Cleveland Heights, OH

Women/Images/Nature, work used in lecture presented by Martha Madigan, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA

International Festival of Women Artists, Copenhagen, Denmark

Inner Landscapes, Illinois Photographers Exhibition, ARC Gallery, Chicago, IL

Art Attacks – A Social Disease, Moming Studio, Chicago, IL

Fifth Annual Magic Silver Show, Murray State University, Murray, KY

Chicago Books, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York, NY

Options in Independent Art Publishing, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY

Prints From The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Library Cultural Center, Chicago, IL

Herron School of Art, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN

College of Fine Arts, Ohio University, Athens, OH

McAuley Gallery, Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA

Office of the Federal Defenders, Chicago, IL

Pensecola National Printmaking Exhibition, Pensacola, FL

The Plain Brown Wrapper Hard Times National Print Exhibition, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Works Under Pressure, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Illinois Regional Print Show, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Chicago Prints, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

Invitational Graduate Print Exhibition, University of Wisconsin, River Falls, WI

Student Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, Sacramento, CA

Art Students League, New York, NY

Artist's Bibliography

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

Professional Experience

2011
Co-Curator, Art is Science Made Clear: Science Made Clear, A Collective, Philadelphia Science Festival, Philadelphia, PA

2008 – 2010
Research Aide, The Elephant Listening Project, Bioacoustics Research Program, The Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University

2005 - 2010
Digital Imaging Specialist, Media Asset Manager (Moving and still images), Philadelphia, PA; Cornell University; University of Kentucky; Kentucky Educational Television

2002 - 2003
Assistant Photography Curator, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Margaret Herrick Library, Roddy McDowall Photograph Archive

1987 – 1999
Assistant Editor, Feature Films – Picture, Sound ADR

Additional Experience
Freelance/Fine Art Photographer

Archiving and Database Management, Digital Arts and Multimedia Design Program, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA

Workshop Instructor, Side Street Projects, Pasadena, CA; University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AK; Vacaville Prison, CA; Mental Health Clinic, Sacramento, CA

Exhibition Crew, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; International Center of Photography, New York, NY

President, Board of Directors, West Hubbard Gallery, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

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

Awards and Honors

Lizzy Wetzel Choice Award, 2014 Biennial Roadshow, Marfa, TX

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

Publications

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

Collections

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

Education

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

Continuing Education

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

Silicon Studios, Santa Monica, CA

Art Center at Pasadena, CA

American Film Institute, Hollywood, CA

Art Students League of New York