Eve Andrée Laramée

NY
Author: Eve Andrée Laramée

Eve Andrée Laramée was born in Los Angeles, and divides her time between Brooklyn, NY, Santa Fe, NM, Baltimore, MD where she is Professor of Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her sculptures, installations and works on paper have been exhibited throughout the United States and in Europe, including exhibitions in New York, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Holland, Israel, China, Japan, Poland and the Czech Republic. Her work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Mass MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta; the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; among other institutions. Her work is included in the collections of the MacArthur Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the UCLA Armand Hammer Museum, and in numerous other public and private collections. Laramée has received two grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, an Andy Warhol Foundation Grant, two fellowships from the New York Foundation for Arts and grants from the Mid-Atlantic States Arts Foundation in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Guggenheim Museum Sculptor-in-Residence Program.

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am interested in the ways in which cultures use science and art as devices or maps to construct belief systems about the natural world. I try to draw attention to areas of overlap and interconnection between artistic exploration and scientific investigation, and to the slippery human subjectivity underlying both processes. Through my work I speculate on how human beings contemplate and consider nature through both art and science in a way that embraces poetry, contradiction and metaphor. My recent work deals with climate change, sustainability, and the environmental legacy of the "atomic age." My current projects include an installation and book about the transformation of the Mojave Desert during the Cold War, and several projects concerning water contaminated by radioactive isotopes and the subsequent effects on the human genome.