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
I think about / all the things I could reach / before you, North Pole Exhibitions, Chicago, IL, 2020
All These Things, Bowtruss, Chicago, IL, 2016
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
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"