Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson, Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, 2010

Laura Wilson, Header Stretcher Soldier Sailor Shiner Rowlock, 2011.

Laura Wilson (b. Belfast, UK) makes sculpture, installations, drawings, video and performances. The process by which she gets from one point to another is highly important in her work, and is something which drives her practice, seeing it both as a method for making and as a product in its own right. Laura tends to work with an object, event or situation and play with it until finding a resolution; it is this confluence with the unknown that she finds exciting. The end result can often appear understated, possessing a subtle aesthetic, but it is the process of accumulation, building up and then the stripping down to the main components that is important.

Wilson was born in Belfast and studied at Central Saint Martins, London. Since Graduating, she has taken part in and displayed an number of important exhibitions including; Horse of a different colour, Siobhan Davies Studios, London, 2010; Preludes and Nocturnes, Dalston New Library, 2010; Field Broadcast as part of Wysing Contemporary, Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, 2010; Publish & be damned @ Late at Tate, Tate Britain, 2009; Subvision Festival, Hamburg, August 2009; Brief Encounter, Wolstenholme Projects, as part of the Liverpool Biennale 2008; Scene in the Making, Nicholls & Clarke building as part of Concrete & Class, London 2008; Endgames, Truck, Canada 2007; Ename Actueel 2007: Foundation, Belgium 2007; Sixty-Seven, South London Gallery, London 2006 and Perspective 2004, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast 2004. Wilson has been awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship for 2010/11 and has recently been made a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.