Statement & Bio

Working between sculpture, textiles, and video, I attempt to go beyond exterior projections of normalcy and flattened versions of personhood. Through repetitive gestures and abstraction, I imply and broaden the expectations of bodies and behaviors. Flipped silhouettes, precariously leaning objects, and wrapped surfaces blur the line between identifiable and indeterminate figures that exist between two and three dimensions. Cheerleading pyramid forms denote aspirations and support structures in the visual languages of sports and domesticity. I use the studio as a place to practice, fail and attempt to undo the false logics of capitalism through experiments with materials, forms and task-based gestures.

Laura Boban is an artist + educator. She received her MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2020 and her BFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2008. She has presented her work at SECAC, The Feminist Art Project, the ICA in Richmond, VA, NAEA, and the Curriculum Slam at MCA Chicago. Before graduate school, Laura taught in Chicago Public Schools for ten years and she currently teaches in Milwaukee Public Schools.