2014 Spring Fellow

bug carlson (FKA laura c carlson)


Assembling new identities through resurrecting and retelling forgotten stories.

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bug carlson (FKA laura c carlson) is an artist-researcher informed by ecology and interspecies relationships. carlson received their MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Pennsylvania (PA, 2017) and their BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Creighton University (NE, 2013). An upcoming Wassaic Project (NY), and BigCi (NSW, Australia) artist-in-residence, carlson has attended residencies at Montello Foundation (NV), Vermont Studio Center (VT), Kimmel Harding Nelson (NE), the Union for Contemporary Art (NE), and Feminist Summer Camp (UT). carlson has participated in group and solo shows across the U.S. carlson has held positions at Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (NE) and Institute for Contemporary Art (PA). carlson has received multiple awards including Albuquerque Public Art Program grant, Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and Penn Praxis Social Impact Award Project & Grant. carlson is the program coordinator for the Art and Ecology program at the University of New Mexico.

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