Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art

Laurel Jay Carpenter

Discipline: Interdisciplinary Art
Region: Newcastle, UK
MacDowell Fellowships: 1999

Laurel Jay Carpenter investigates longing and intimacy, and troubles subjectivity, in her sculptural, durational performances. Originally from the U.S., Carpenter has presented at festivals, galleries, and contemporary art centers internationally, most notably as part of the 2007 Venice Biennale, the 2013 Festspillene i Bergen and the 2019 Prague Quadrennial. She regularly collaborates with Norwegian artist Terese Longva as Longva+Carpenter, and was, earlier in her career, an active member of the Independent Performance Group founded by Marina Abramović. For more than a decade, Carpenter served as a tenured professor of art at Alfred University in New York before refocusing her practice toward doctoral research at Northumbria University. She is currently based in the UK.



Laurel Jay Carpenter worked in the Mixter studio.

Built in 1927–1930, the Florence Kilpatrick Mixter Studio was funded by its namesake and designed by the architect F. Winsor, Jr., who also designed MacDowell's original Savidge Library in 1925. Mixter Studio, solidly built of yellow and grey-hued granite, once had sweeping views of Pack Monadnock to the east. The lush forest has now grown…

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