Laura Parnes MFA Photo Faculty has received a Guggenheim fellowship in film and video.

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Laura Parnes

2013- US and Canada Competition

Creative Arts -Film-Video


Laura Parnes’ digital films and installations are informed by traditions and genres in both narrative film and video art, and seek to blur the lines between conventions of storytelling and experimentation. She has screened and exhibited her work widely in group shows and screenings in the U.S. and internationally, including at the Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece; LOOP Festival, Barcelona, Spain; Light Industry, Brooklyn; Kusthalle Winterhur, Switzerland; Overgaden- Institute for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark; iMOCA, Indianapolis; Cinematexas, Austin; Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania; Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Whitney Museum of American Art (1997 Whitney Biennial); Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand; PSI Contemporary Art Center MoMA Affiliate, New York; Miami Museum of Contemporary Art;  Brooklyn Museum; and on PBS and Spanish Television.

Her solo exhibitions include; LA><Art, LA; Alma Enterprises, London; Locust Projects, Miami; Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam; Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions; Participant Inc. and Deitch Projects, both in New York. She has had solo screenings at The Kitchen, New York City; CATE 10-Year Anniversary, Presented by the School of Art Institute of Chicago and Video Data Bank, Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley Art Museum; Vtape, Toronto; and in a two-person screening at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She was presented by Participant Inc. in a two-person exhibition at No Soul for Sale with Luther Price at X Initiative in New York City. She has upcoming solo screenings at MoMA PSI and The Museum of Modern Art. Video Data Bank is publishing a box set of her work to be released in the coming year.


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