Laura Bigger

Laura Bigger

Artist
Profile Location
Kirksville , MO
Biography

Laura Bigger is an Assistant Professor of Art at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She has previously taught at the University of Nevada, Reno and Augsburg College, in Minneapolis, MN. Originally from Boulder, CO, Bigger received a BA in Studio Art and Hispanic Studies from Colorado College in 2008 and an MFA in Printmaking from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2013. She has exhibited her work in solo and group exhibitions nationally.

Artist Statement

Celestial Bodies is a series of prints that uses symbolism to articulate the concept of a tipping point. Some works portray the point at which light approaching a black hole changes direction, having been drawn toward the black hole’s mass. Others portray light emerging carelessly from a prism with no obstacles. Components such as slices of water are either upright, indicating an expected stasis, or upside-down, hinting at an eerie world with laws of nature unfathomable to us. While this series is more abstracted than much of my recent work, it manifests an environmental concern and a visual experimentation with balance, optimism, pessimism, and escapism. These attitudes mirror our various relationships with climate change and metaphorically play out potential outcomes.

Medium
Drawing
Installation
Print / Paper
 
 

Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Cynthia Back
Cameron Bailey
Laura Bigger
Annie Bissett
Denise Brady
Noah Breuer
Kyle Chaput
Paul Coldwell
Barbara Duval
Meryl Engler
Drew Etienne
William Evertson
Thomas Faulkner
Enrique Figueredo
Jonathan Fisher
Floki Gauvry
Amy Haney
Cheryl Hochberg
Wendy Ketchum
Sarah Kinard
Charlene Liu
Brooke Molla
Kathleen Neacy
Mia O
Ali Osborn
Endi Poskovic
Elizabeth Powell
Marilyn Propp
Eric Rewitzer
Mark Rice
John-Mark Schlink
Una Scott
Emmeline Solomon
Valerie Syposz
Taro Takizawa
Adrian Tio
Roberto Torres
Jun
05
6/5/20 to 8/28/20
Print / Paper

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