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Laura Lancaster

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Representing galleries

sculpture, figurative, abstract, installation,

artist bio



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


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


 Laura Lancaster, DLI Museum, Durham, UK


You Are A Movement, Workplace Gallery, UK

 New Work, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle, UK


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

 Laura Lancaster, Bailiffgate Museum, Northumberland, UK


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


The John Moores Painting Prize 2012, The Walker art gallery,Liverpool 

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

 Omnia Mea Mecum Porto: Works on Paper, Kotti-shop, Berlin, Germany

 A Private Affair Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, 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


Fade Away, Transition Gallery, London, UK



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

Dawning Of An Aspect, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin

 slands 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


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

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

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

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

 Incontri, in the Accademia d'Ungheria a Roma

 Past as Present, York Art Gallery


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


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

 The Government Art Collection, UK, Private Collections UK, USA, AUS, UBS Bank Collection, Simmons & Simmons Collection, Ernst & Young Collection, Unilever PLC Collection, The Hort Collection, USA, The Lodeveans Collection, The Cartin Collection, The Zabludowicz Collection, Business Network Collection, Newcastle-Gateshead, UK, The Laing art Gallery and museum, UK.


2012    Eileen Shona Residency, Scotland

2008    Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland




shortlisted for the John Moores painting prize 2012


Journal Culture Award, Artist of the Year 2010/11


Journal Culture Award, Artist of the Year 2008/09


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


Winner, Unilever Fresh Graduate Award

Recent Exhibits

Laura Lancaster participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2015 Solo Exhibition
Sargent's Daughters
Oct, 2013 Project 04: Tip of the Iceberg: Art from up North
Contemporary Art Society
Sep, 2013 Painting Past Present: A Painter’s Craft
Laing Art Gallery
May, 2011 Workplace Gallery
Contemporary Art Society
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