Laurie Lax

Laurie Lax explores the visual and physical dynamic in-between the reality of experiencing what we understand as nature, and representations of it. In her practice the artists draws attention to the temporal reality of nature as time passes – by making the changes visually and physically tangible.

Laurie uses drawing as a way to look deeper into biological processes and shifts focus onto overlooked biological specimens, such as the worms that leave ‘drawings’ in the silt medium used for the You Move Me commission.

Resourcefulness is another continually increasing theme evident in Laurie’s work, expressed through use of readily available materials such as: pencil, paper, charcoal, chalk and silt. The artist presents resourcefulness as more than just a necessity – instead enjoying the challenge of intuitively responding to a situation. In this same vein Laurie is attracted to inexhaustible subjects such as: the sea, journeys and plant life.


2007–2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Bath School of Art and Design, Bath

2006–2007 Art and Design Foundation, University of the Creative Arts, Canterbury


2014 Ded. Reckoning, Bristol Biennial, Bristol

2014 On Landscape Project, Guest Projects, London

2013 Borders and Crossings: the artist as explorer, Impact 8, Dundee

2013 As Far as the Eye Can See, The Looking Glass Art Space, Bristol

2013 Voyage: sea journeys, Künstlerhaus Dortmund

2012 Dowsing for Water, Bristol Biennial, Bristol

2012 Time Pieces, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, Kent

2012 Fastnet and Dogger (2nd showing), Art Space, Chester

2011 A Drover Turns the Cattle, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin

2011 Fastnet and Dogger, Madescapes, Bristol

2011 Performativity, [Details on Request], Fringe Arts Bath

2010 Cut Back, Rekindle Public Art, Highgate, London

2010 97 Miles West, Graduate Show, Truman Brewery, London

2010 Launch event, Under the Dust, London


2015 Collective in residence (DFW), Nida Art Colony, Lithuania

2014 Selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition, Jerwood Space, London (and UK Tour)

2014 Collective in residence (DFW), Kurt Schwitters’ Merz Barn, UK (Supported by a-n Bursary)

2014 Artist in Residence, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania

2013 Artist in Residence, Ricklundgarden, Sweden

2010 Artist in residence, Cow House Studios, Country Wexford, Ireland


2014 [Present] Artist Assistant, Mariele Neudecker

2014 Workshop leader, Drawing Mornings in Wales and Kent

2014 Workshop leader, I Am Making Art, Spike Island, Bristol

2013 Co-Curator, The Jester Project, the Folk House, Bristol

2012 Workshop facilitator, Diorama Panorama at M Shed, Bristol

2012 Volunteer, Z Space, San Francisco, USA

2012 Co-founder, Artist Collective (DFW)

2012 Spike Associate, Affiliated Artist Network, Spike Island, Bristol

2011 Co-founder, collective Sondryfolk

2011 Project Artist, ArThurs, 12 week community art project, Bristol

2009 Tate project: No working title, Tate Modern, London

2008 Plein Air for Tadeusz Piotr Potworowski, Torun University, Poland