Laura Shill is an artist based in Denver, Colorado whose work is a collision of sculpture, installation, performance, and photography. Her work addresses ideas of the viewer and the subject, disclosure and concealment, absence and intimacy. Her works explore the transformative potential of people and objects through early and experimental forms of image making that pair the sinister and beautiful.
Shill earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012 and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at the Yi Tong Bai Tong Gallery, Shang Hai, China, The Gallery Of Contemporary Art, Colorado Springs, Redline Gallery, Denver, and Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago. Her recent solo exhibition, Phantom Touch took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver.
Absent Lovers. Aegean Quest, 2014, Cyanotype — View detail
Absent Lovers. Installation view from Phantom Touch at MCA, Denver, Cyanotypes, 2016 — View detail
Absent Lovers. The One That Got Away, 2014, Cyanotype — View detail
A Small Room with Music (with sound composition by Nathan Hall), 2015, Fabric, Polyfil, Wood, Parabolic Speaker — View detail
A Tall Room (detail), 2016, Fabric, Polyfil, Wood, The touches of thousands people — View detail
Trophies #2, 2016, Fabric, Balls, Wood — View detail
Hands of Glory. January 2001, #1, 2015, Aluminum mounted pigment print — View detail
Hands of Glory. October 1977, #1, 2015, Aluminum mounted pigment print — View detail
Hands of Glory. July 1994, #1, 2015, Aluminum mounted pigment print — View detail