Laura Curry is a Social Art Practice interdisciplinary artist, educator, and consultant. Laura holds an MFA from the Department of Media Study, University at Buffalo, in Media Study and Emerging Practices.
Interested in questions located within the social, political and cultural, Laura extends her art practice into the areas of urban planning and design. Laura’s community engagement and site research practice Cultural Audit ™, has been conducted for the cities of Los Angeles, New Orleans, Jackson Mississippi, St. Paul and Minneapolis Minnesota, Denver Colorado, Seattle Washington, Port Angeles Washington, Oregon City Oregon and Portland Oregon.
Central to Laura’s practice based research is Bike Date conducted in North and South American cities. Through this project, Laura situates the roadway as a social space, and transportation as a democratized resource, using direct engagement, performance, media, and object as elements in her practice. Laura engages Women, Trans and Female identified communities through Bike Date.
Bike Date was last conducted in Monterrey Mexico, 2017, as part of a teaching residency with University of Monterrey, and a research, site based installation with NoAutomatico.
Laura has been presented at NoAutomatico/ Monterrey, Mexico; Open Engagement at Queens Museum/ Queens NY; ISEA/ Albuquerque NM; Time Mutations, Buffalo/ NY; On the Boards/Seattle WA; Hugo House/ Seattle WA; TBA Festival for Portland Institute on Contemporary Art/ Portland OR; The Southern Theater/ Minneapolis MN, and ODC/ San Francisco, through the SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance. Internationally: DOCUMENTA 13/ Kassel Germany; Time Mutations, Bauhaus-Universität/Weimar; and The Guapamacátaro Center for Art and Ecology/ Michoacan Mexico.
Laura has been supported by Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Technē Institute for Arts and Emerging Technologies, Department of Media Study University at Buffalo, the McAloon Conference Grant, Artist Trust (2 Fellowships for Choreography and a GAP Grant), the Seattle Mayors Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, 4 Culture, Art Patch, Meet the Composer, West Sound Arts Council, the Arizona State Arts Commission, among others.