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Lara Bank

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tree and space, 2008-present A Space Defined by a Tree Planted to Serve as a Location for Public Art Practices. It Is Unregulated and Open to All to Utilize. a Brass Marker Is Placed on Location to Aid in Tree Identification Tree and Space.org
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Tree and Space , 2009 Documentation at Woodbury Exhibitions
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Tree I, 2008 Pine Tree
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Spring Rites at Tree and Space, 2008 Tree I Event
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Spring Rites at Tree and Space, 2008 Tree I Event
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Spring Rites at Tree and Space, 2008 Tree I Event
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Tree I is Dead, 2008 Pine Tree
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Tree II, 2008 Coastal Live Oak
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Tree II is Dead, 2008 Coastal Live Oak
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Tree III, 2008 Eucalyptus Tree...already There, Not Planted
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We Share Wish Machine at Tree and Space, 2009 Tree III Event
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The Portable Forest, 2009 Trees in Pots Meant to Travel and for Events
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The Portable Forest with Frogs, 2009 Trees in Pots With Rock Speaker and Frog Sounds for Woodbury Exhibitions Sustainability Show
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Art of Exchange, 2007 Cards Made for Panel Discussion, to Be Taken Be Viewers
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The Art of Exchange, 2007 Cards Made for Panel Discussion, to Be Taken Be Viewers
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Art of Exchange, 2007 Cards Made for Panel Discussion, to Be Taken Be Viewers
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Primal Scream Painting Booth, 2007 People, Primed Canvas, Paint, Brushes, Painting Garb, Black Cloth, Womb Sounds Completely Dark Inside
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Primal Scream Painting Booth, 2007 People, Primed Canvas, Paint, Brushes, Painting Garb, Black Cloth, Womb Sounds Completely Dark Inside
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Primal Scream Painting Booth, 2007 People, Primed Canvas, Paint, Brushes, Painting Garb, Black Cloth, Womb Sounds Completely Dark Inside
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Primal Scream Painting Booth, 2007 People, Primed Canvas, Paint, Brushes, Painting Garb, Black Cloth, Womb Sounds Completely Dark Inside
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We, 2007 Channel Letters, Mic Sensor, Leds, Electronics Lights Up to Any Sound
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Baltimore
Birth year
1972
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Tags
mixed-media, arts-education, installation, guild, landscape, video-art, collective, performance, publication, modern, Association, studio-lofts, government, photography, non-profit, digital, research, gallery, conceptual, sculpture, cultural-center, exhibition/performance
Statement
Lara Bank is an artist, professor, and gallery director working within the Los Angeles area. She produces primarily conceptualist artwork in a variety of mediums. She defines much of her work as place artwork. Place artwork is art that creates and defines a spatial location to be occupied by the artwork, statements, and thoughts of others. This involves primarily context development and collaboration. Other projects operate as installation, painting, interactive work, sculptural and video art.

Bank received an MFA in Studio Art from Cal Arts in 1998 and an MFA in Painting from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1996. She is the Executive Director and founder of Sea and Space Explorations, a place artwork that operates as a non-profit gallery.

Her work has been shown and collected within the following venues: Woodbury Hollywood Exhibitions, LA; Weingard Gallery at Occidental College, LA; Another Year In LA, LA; Monte Vista Projects, LA; Aurora Picture Show, TX; Hangar 1018, LA; Machine Gallery, LA; Foundation For Art Resources, LA; Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica; White Box Gallery, Marina Del Rey; ISEA2004 Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Helsinki, Stockholm, and Tallinn; Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago; LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA; Barnsdall Art Park, LA; Fancyland, CA; Andrewshire Gallery, LA, Rhizome.org; Centro Nacional de Artes (National Center for the Arts) San Salvador, El Salvador; LA Freewaves, LA; Side Street Projects, LA; Huntington Beach Art Center, CA; Viridian Artist Inc., NYC; Bromfield Gallery Boston, MA.

She currently teaches at various colleges in the LA area.