A. Laurie Palmer
*1958 in Albany, New York, USA; lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA
A. Laurie Palmer is an artist and writer. Her work is concerned with exploring the nature of matters and mineral resources. Her explorations are expressed in public projects, texts, sculptures, installations and research-based projects, with a special focus on questions of social and ecological justice. Different forms of collaboration represent a central aspect of her practice, which she has developed for over 20 years in the artist collective Haha in Chicago. More recently, Palmer has been investigating sites for the extraction of mineral resources in the USA. 1997-.2015 she is a professor in the Sculpture Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, since 2015 she teaches as professor at the Art Department at the University of California in Santa Cruz.
„I think of art as a really big net, with a broad tolerance for contradictory reality.“ (Laurie Palmer, magazine21, 2016)
Photo © Laurie Palmer