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Laura Collins

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Remodel, 2014 Collage
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Acrylic on Found Object 60" X 30"
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Kim Kardashian Crying, 2013 India Ink 9" X 12"
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Neck, 2007 Collage
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Abscission, 2014 Collage
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Lindsey Lohan Mugshot, 2013 India Ink 9" X 12"
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Don't Repeat This, 2013 Collage
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Quad, 2014 Collage
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Pretty Please, 2014 Collage 6" X 6" © Laura Collins
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Quick Facts
Birth year
1986
Works in
Chicago
Schools
School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008, Bachelors of Fine and Applied Arts in Painting
DePaul University, 2013, Master of Arts in New Media Studies
DePaul University, 2015, Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies
Statement

Laura Collins is based in Chicago with a Bachelors of Fine and Applied Arts in Painting from the University of Illinois, and a Masters of Arts in New Media from DePaul University. She is currently pursuing a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from DePaul University.

I work intuitively, often alluding to moments of personal discomfort and alienation, proposing them to be in fact universal. While generally a simple pairing of two images, my collages combine to form complex relationships. There is a tension between the images where they work together, yet constantly reject one another. It is my hope that this guides a cyclical involvement for the viewer. My recent practice has focused on challenging our complacency with bodily objectification.