Biography

 

Born 1979 Hartlepool, UK

1998 - 2001 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Northumbria University

Lives in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Represented by Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019

Laura Lancaster ‘Running Towards Nothing’

Night Gallery, Los Angeles 

2018

Shadows and Mirrors, Workplace, London

2017

Laura Lancaster, Priestman Gallery, Sunderland, UK

2016

Shapeshifter, Workplace, London, UK

Laura Lancaster New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

2015

ELLIPSIS, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

A Stranger's Dream, Sargent's Daughters, New York, NY

Laura Lancaster Workplace Gallery, Solo Booth, Art Basel Hong Kong
2014

Laura Lancaster Workplace London, UK

Laura Lancaster, Wooson Gallery, South Korea

2013

Coversations Behind Glass, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

2012

The Armory Show 2012, New York, USA solo presentation with Workplace Gallery
2011

Laura Lancaster, DLI Museum, Durham, UK

2010

You Are A Movement, Workplace Gallery, UK

New Work, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

2007

Solo Presentation, Workplace Gallery at NADA Art Fair, Miami, USA

Laura Lancaster, Bailiffgate Museum, Northumberland, UK

2006

Laura Lancaster: New Figurative Paintings, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Lounge I: New Works on Paper by Laura Lancaster, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2019

Woman, MA2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2018

A Clown Walks Into A Gallery… Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK

2016

ALAC, Two person presentation at Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2016, Los Angeles, USA

2015

Dismaland, Weston-super-Mare, UK

Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection Dunedin Public Art Gallery, New Zealand

Private Utopia,Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Japan

2014

Private Utopia, Tokyo Station Gallery, Japan

Private Utopia, Itami City Museum of Art (Hyogo/Osaka), Japan

Private Utopia, Museum of Art, Kochi, Jaspan

2013

Sleeper Workplace London

Painting past Present, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK

2012

BCN Collection, Laing Art Gallery & Museum, Newcastle, UK

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, UK

Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Workplace Gallery, UK

Laura Lancaster and Richard Rigg, Exposure Section, Expo Chicago, Chicago, USA

A Private Affair, Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, UK

Omnia Mea Mecum Porto, kotti-shop, Berlin, Germany

2011

NADA Art Fair 2011, Miami, Florida, USA

Workplace Gallery at the Manchester Contemporary, UK

Business Collectors Network, Globe Gallery, Newcastle, UK

NADA Hudson, Basilica Hudson, Hudson, New York, USA

ROTATE, Contemporary Art Society & Shortlist Media, London

Fade Away, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

The Armory Show, New York, USA with Workplace Gallery

Graphite, Gallery North, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2010

Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London, UK

PAINTINGS FROM ENGLAND & AMERICA, CRISP, London, UK

2009

Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection,The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, Leeds, UK

Dawning Of An Aspect, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

Islands Never Found, Touring to Museums in Athens, Napoli, and Valencia (curated by Lorand Hegyi)

BCN Collection, Coopers Building, Newcastle, UK

Day After Day After Day, Star & Shadow Gallery, Newcastle, UK

Secret Exhibition, Ma2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008

Ego Documents, The Autobiographical in Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

Salon (The Cartin Collection) Ars Libri, Hartford and Boston, USA

The White, Ma2 Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Lost & Found, Workplace Gallery at Zoo Art Fair, London, UK

Behind, curated by Ilaria Gianni, Monitor, Rome, Italy

Islands Never Found, Touring to Museums in Athens, Napoli, and Valencia

'All My Favourite Singers Couldn't Sing …', Workplace Gallery, Gateshead, UK

Harker Herald, Newcastle upon Tyne

Micro Narratives, Musee d'Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne

Incontri, in the Accademia d'Ungheria a Roma

Past as Present, York Art Gallery

2007

October Salon - Micro-Narratives, Belgrade Biennial

False Witness, Workplace Gallery, Gateshead

Laura Lancaster & Katy Woods, the international3, Manchester

SALON07: New British painting and works on paper, Art Work Productions, London

2006

Formal Dining, Hales Gallery curated by Workplace, London

Giardino Luoghi Della Piccola Realta, Palazzo Della Arte Napoli, curated by Lorand Hegyi

Local Stories, Museum of Modern Art Oxford

Blue Star Red Wedge, curated by Workplace for Glasgow International 06

When I Lived in Modern Times, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland

 

Selected Collections

 

Private Collections: UK, USA, France, Germany, Sweden, Japan, Holland, Australia

New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK

The British Council Collection

Laing Art Gallery/Tyne & Wear Museum

The Government Art Collection, UK

UBS Bank Collection

Simmons & Simmons Collection

Ernst & Young Collection

Unilever PLC CollectioThe Hort Collection, USA

The Lodeveans Collection

The Cartin Collection

The Zabludowicz Collection

Business Network Collection, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK

Currell Collection, UK

 

Residencies

 

2015

Elaine DeKooning's Studio Residency, East Hampton, NY

2012

Eileen Shona Residency, Scotland

2008

Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

 

Bibliography

 

2014

Art Forum Critic's Pick - Jean-Paul Stonard

Private Utopia Exhibition Catalogue

Laura Lancaster - Wooson Gallery Catalogue (Essay - Emma Gifford Mead)

2009

Obsession: Contemporary Art from the Lodeveans Collection

2008

Ego Documents. The Autobiographical in Contemporary Art, Kehrer

Micro-Narratives, Tentation des petites realities, Musee Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, L. Hegyl

2007

Micro-Narratives, 48th October Salon, Belgrade Bienialm L. Hegyl

2006

Giardino Luoghi Della Piccola Realta, Palazzo della Arte Napoli, exhibition catalogue, L. Hegyl.

Local Stories, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, exhibition catalogue, A. Nairne

2005

When I Lived in Modern Times, The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, exhibition catalogue, A. Robinson

2004

What it Takes to Keep a Young Girl Alive, essay by Moira Jeffrey, 'WORKPLACE', pub. Art Editions North, UK

 

Awards

 

2011

Journal Culture Award, Artist of the Year 2010/11

2009

Journal Culture Award, Artist of the Year 2008/09

2008

Shortlisted for The Sovereign Art Prize (Prize announced October 2008)

2001

Winner, Unilever Fresh Graduate Award