3 Acres on the Lake
LAURIE PALMER - BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Palmer's interdisciplinary practice includes sculptural and public art projects, writing, and collaboration with the artists' collective Haha, with whom she has worked for twelve years. She has exhibited both individual and collaborative work in the US and in Europe, recently completing a text-based public art commission in Linz, Austria, investigating the linked histories of countries along the Danube through fictional excerpts. She has written about art for fifteen years, publishing in frieze, Artforum, and other journals, and publishing essays in catalogs. She has taught sculpture, contemporary theory, and art writing at UC Santa Barbara, Carnegie Mellon University, The University of Illinois, Chicago, and the University of Chicago, and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she is currently Assistant Professor in Sculpture.
|SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & PROJECTS|
Services, Chicago, IL, "3 Acres on the Lake", exhibition and
Center, Linz, Austria, "River of Memory," public art commission
Curated by Stella Rollig, and supported by the City of Linz
with Formalities (organized by Brett Bloom), Leland and Kenmore, Chicago,
IL, "Free Water," public art project
|1997||Point State Park, Pittsburgh, PA, "Pittsburgh Soil Map," temporary public art project, supported by the Three Rivers Arts Festival|
Regional Museum of Art, South Bend, IN, "Shaping Time," solo exhibition
|1995||University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, "Residue"|
W. Greenleaf, Chicago, IL, (with Haha and FLOOD), community art project
The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, (with Haha), "Public Interventions," group show
Biennale, Venice, Italy, (with Haha), "Aperto," group show
"Culture in Action," Sculpture Chicago, (with Haha and FLOOD), "FLOOD," public art project
Gallery, Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA, "Hothouse: The Orchid Room,"
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, (with Haha). "Occupied Territory"
"Progetto Cuspide Sardegna," AS.P.I.S. Cultural Center, Cagliari-Pirri, Italy collaborative public art project
Magasin, Grenoble, France, (with Haha), "Entre le chien et le loup"
Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany, (with Haha), "Collection Wilhelm Shurmann"
Krasl Art Center, St. Joseph, MI, "Bluffworks"
Betty Rhymer Gallery, Chicago, IL, "Power Play"
"Membership Viafarini," Viafarini, Milan, Italy, group exhibition, in collaboration with Federica Thiene
Department of Fine Arts, Cultural Center, Chicago, IL, "Installations"
Castello di Rivara, Torino, Italy, (with Haha), "Itinerary"
Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, "The Body Show"
The Collector's Cabinet," Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
"The Mussel Secretes the Shell that Shapes it," N.A.M.E. Gallery, Chicago, IL
|SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS|
|2001||The Art Council (San Francisco), Artist's Fellowship|
|2000||Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowship|
|1994||Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation (with Haha)|
|1990||Illinois Arts Council Artist's Fellowship|
|1989||Art Matters Artist's Fellowship|
|Arts Midwest Artist's Fellowship|
|1999||Stuff, catalog for exhibition, TBA Gallery, Chicago|
|1998||Kunst/:Ort, Magistrat der Landeshauptstadt Linz, catalog of public art in Linz|
|1995||Culture in Action, catalog, Bay Press, Seattle (Haha)|
|1994||The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation 1993 Awards, catalog, 1994, NY (Haha)|
|1992||Art at the Armory: Occupied Territory, catalog, pub. MCA, Chicago (Haha) Dirty Data, catalog, pub. Ludwig Forum fur Internationale Kunst (Haha)|
|1991||The Body, catalog, pub. The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago Paesaggi, catalog, pub. Franz Paludetto Gallery, Turin, Italy (Haha)|
|1990||Ripley's Believe it or Not (U. S. and Brazil), syndicated column|
|2000||"Seems," site-specific art exhibition at the Block Museum, Evanston, IL|
Thaw," in Commerce, catalog on Joe Scanlan's work, LACE, L.A., CA
"I want to be an Astronaut," on Nina Levitt's work, Gallery TPW, Toronto, Canada
|1998||"Jin Lee and Wendy Jacob," for exhibition at McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL|
|1996||"Jane Lackey," for exhibition at Grand Arts, Kansas City, MO|
for exhibition at Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL
"Margo Mensing," for exhibition at Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
|1991||"Rock, Paper, Scissors", on work by Jeanne Dunning, in Bodies of Work, University Galleries, Illinois State University, Normal, IL|
|1990||"Elizabeth Newman"; for exhibition at Compass Rose Gallery, Chicago, IL|
|1989||"Otto Kunzli"; for exhibition at Suzan Rezac Gallery, Chicago, IL|
|Reviews and articles|
reviews: January/February, March/April
C international contemporary art: February/April
"Grow Your Own," May
frieze reviews: September/October
"Crisis and Utopia Revisited," November
frieze, "Separated at Birth," May
frieze reviews: Jan/Feb, June/July/Aug., Sept./Oct
Dialogue, "Interview with Michael Hall," May
Dialogue, "Kids in Trees: Models for Art Education," January/February
January, "Artists Getting Into Gear"
frieze, March/April, May/June, July/August, November/December reviews
Fiber Arts, March, review
June, Summer, reviews
High Performance, summer, "Black Liberation Radio"
C magazine, summer, review
Dialogue, Sept/Oct, Nov/ Dec, reviews
High Performance, spring, "Dirt/Flood/Leaks"
frieze, summer, profile
New Art Examiner, February, June, reviews
Examiner, February, "Blurring the Boundaries"
Flash Art, summer, review
March, May, Summer, reviews
High Performance, March, "And the Wall Came Tumbling Down"
|1989||Artforum, January, February, June, September, October, reviews|
April, September, October, November, reviews
Art News, April, review
New Art Examiner, summer, "Boom Goes Bust"; February, July, December, reviews
|1987||New Art Examiner, January, "Kounellis and his American Audience"; May, October, November, December, reviews|
|1986||New Art Examiner, January, March, April, May, June, September, October, reviews|
|2001||"Fluss der Erinnerung (River of Memory)," catalog of public art project (in process)|
|1998||WhiteWalls, fall, "Relative Softness of an Obstacle," project for "Impossible Projects"|
|1995||WhiteWalls, fall, "We're Nice Guys But We Mean Business," documentation of a collaborative project at the Little City Foundation|
ORCHID/S, artist's book published with a grant from the Chicago Office of
WhiteWalls, winter, "Apocrypha"