Artist CV

Laura is a sculpture and installation artist, currently based in Devon. She is also the director and curator of Studio KIND. in Braunton, and a trustee of The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington. 

Currently taking part in Reciprocal Space Residency in collaboration with Lee Mok Yee - funded by Connections Through Culture grants by British Council

Solo Exhibitions

A Strange Land, Arts Council funded research project and solo exhibition, The Plough Arts Centre, 2019, Devon

The Other in Sympathy, Lobby Space, 2017, London

Liminal States, Unit10 Bristol, 2016, Bristol

37 Degree Cycle, Art in the Launderette, Bubbles, 2016, Kent

 

Let Us Imagine All Beings, Things and Persons Reverting to Nothingness, Curious Gallery, 2014, Eastbourne

 

 

Duo Exhibitions

Drawing Room, by Building Nine Collective, Plymouth Art Weekender, Plymouth School of Creative Arts, 2017, Plymouth  

I Love To Smell The Flowers But I Can't, Laura Porter and Kim Taylor, The Edwardian Cloakroom, 2016, Bristol

 

Vivarium, Laura Porter and Kim Taylor, The Control Room, 2015, Bristol

 

Group Exhibitions

Past, Present, Future, The Plough Arts Centre, 2020, Torrington

Craft, Thought Foundation Gallery, 2020, Birtley

Terra Nostra, Kaleidoscope Gallery, 2019, Sevenoaks

Affordable Art Fair, Thought Foundation, 2018-2019, Newcastle

St Margaret of Antioch commission, Heritage Lottery funded exhibition at Left Bank Leeds, 2018, Leeds

Make Space alongside Woman's House Craft Prize, Bristol Museum, 2018, Bristol

Gender and Sexuality, The Island Gallery, 2017, Bristol

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize, Broomhill Sculpture Garden, 2016-2017, North Devon

Imagined Worlds, various locations around the South West, 2016-2017

Fringe Arts Bath Festival, 2016, Bath

The Plymouth 'Other' Open, Devonport Live Arts Venue, 2015, Plymouth

 

Apples for Everyone, Tottenham building, 2015, London

 

Bentliff Art Prize, Bentliff Gallery, 2015, Maidstone

 

The Collyer Bristow Graduate Award, Collyer Bristow, 2014-2015, London, Curated by Day + Gluckman

 

Futures, Truman Brewery, 2014, London,

 

The Future Is Leaving, Degree Show, Middlesex University, 2014, London.  

 

PAUSE, Beaconsfield, 2014, London

 

STATE, The Atrium Gallery, 2014, London

 

Broaderlines, The Atrium Gallery, 2012, London

 

The Performance of a Machine, The Atrium Gallery, 2012, London

Other

Micro-commission: Hyperlocal micro-commission by Arts and Culture Exeter, 2020, Devon

Workshop: Refugee Week workshops across several primary schools, 2019, Devon

Artist talk: North Devon Arts, June edition, 2019, Barnstaple

Set Design: The Plough Youth Theatre, collaboration with Emily Megson, The Plough Arts Centre, 2018, Devon

Workshop: Make Space in association with Woman's Hour Craft Prize, Bristol Museum, 2018, Brisol

Pop-up event: Drawing Room, Building Nine Collective, Saunton Road Studios, 2017, Devon

Finalist in Broomhill National Sculpture Prize. For the online catalogue click here

Winter In London album launch, video installation, Saunton Road Studios, 2017, Devon

Self-directed residency: Building Nine, 2016, Vienne, and 2019, Limoges, France

Solo residency:  On Display, Unit 10 Bristol, May 2016, Bristol

For the blog of the residency click here

Group residency:  Apples for Everyone, Tottenham building, 2015, London 

For the group blog of the residency click here

Joint curator of STATE, 2014, The Atrium Gallery, London

 

Publication: STATE, 2014, exhibition publications

 

Education

Middlesex University of Art and Design, 2011 - 2014 (First class degree, BA Hons Fine Art)

University of the Creative Arts, 2010 - 2011 (Foundation Diploma in Art and Design)