Laurel Hauge (b. Phoenix, AZ, 1994) lives and works in Milan, Italy.
She is the co-founder, along with her partner Lele Buonerba, of Have a Nice Day Press.

She is enamored with the aesthetic of objects and devices created with function over form in mind. She admires the wire racks that roll in and out of dishwashers and studies the aspects we don’t often consider when accomplishing a task, such as the movement of your hands when dividing something in two. Her practice focuses mainly on these somewhat impersonal yet common objects and actions we don’t relate to, but which inundate our lives.



Columbia College Chicago, Honors Program - BA, Summa Cum Laude, 2016

Honors and Scholarships

Friends of the Library Resident Artist, Columbia College Chicago - 2015

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Workshop Scholarship Recipient - 2015

Achievement Award III, Columbia College Chicago - 2012-15

Dean’s List, Columbia College Chicago - 2012-15

Solo Shows

I think about / all the things I could reach / before you, North Pole Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, 2020

All These Things, Bowtruss, Chicago, IL, 2016

Group Exhibitions

Endless Editions Biennial, curated by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, EFA Project Space, New York City, NY, 2018

Book Paper Scissors Print, Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2016

March of the Miniatures, ShopColumbia, Chicago, IL, 2016

Alternative Process, Juried by Amy Holmes George, PhotoPlace Gallery, Online Annex, 2015 (catalog)

The Artist Is _____., CCC Latino Alliance, Chicago, IL, 2015

EXPO Chicago, ShopColumbia Booth, Chicago, IL, 2014

Video Screenings

onSITE 2016, presented by v1b3, Wabash Arts Corridor, Chicago, IL, 2016

Bibliography + Press

Artists' Book Reviews - “Attenti al Cane: Twentysix Dogs Found on Street View

The Matador Review - "Without an End: The Videography of Laurel Hauge"

The Photographic Dictionary - "Waste"

L'oeil de la Photographie - "Exposition Chicago"