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

Hauge’s practice focuses on labor—specifically in the arts—and the inherent decision making and actions that define it. The works she makes concentrating on this subject are informed by her professional experiences as an artist assistant and preparator/art handler.



MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2025 (anticipated)

BA in Photography, Columbia College Chicago, 2016

Solo Shows

Getting There, curated by Esther Espino, The Plan, Chicago, IL, 2024

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

Address Unknown - Città, limiti, confini, curated by Giulio Verago, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, 2024 

Spring Viafarini Open Studio, VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan, Italy, 2023

Winter Viafarini Open Studio, VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan, Italy, 2022

bar_atto, co_atto booth at ArtVerona, Verona, Italy, 2022

Tales from the inside_out: Wander the edge, co_atto, Porta Garibaldi FS, Milan, Italy, 2022 (catalog)

Summer Viafarini Open Studio, VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan, Italy, 2022

CON.TATTO, GROW, Cassero fortezza Medicea, Grosseto, Italy, 2021

ReA! Art Fair, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Italy, 2021 (catalog)

Global Conversations: 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH) at the University of Cambridge, Online Exhibition, 2021 (catalog)

Lines & Other Forms, dodomu gallery, Online Exhibition, 2021

2021 Leeds Summer Group Show, curated by Court Spencer, Online Exhibition, 2021

The Sky We See, Color Tag Magazine, Online Exhibition, 2020

Color Tag: Spring 2020, Color Tag Magazine, Online Exhibition, 2020 (catalog)

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

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

March of Miniatures, ShopColumbia, Columbia College Chicago, 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

ShopColumbia booth at EXPO Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2014

Video Screenings

All These Social Networks and These Computers, Film Diary NYC 2.0, Millennium Film Workshop, Brooklyn, NY, 2022

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

Artist Books

No More Than 10%. Single-section pamphlet book, Have a Nice Day Press, 2023

Attenti al Cane: Twentysix Dogs Found on Street View. Single-section pamphlet book, Have a Nice Day Press, (co-authored and edited with Lele Buonerba), 2018


Visual Arts Finalist, Luminarts Fellowship, 2024

Menzione Speciale Theodora van Mierlo Benedetti, A-HEAD - Angelo Azzurro ONLUS, 2023

Artist in residence, Viafarini, Milan, Italy, Summer 2022–Spring 2023

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

Anderson Ranch Art Center, Workshop Scholarship Recipient, 2015

Bibliography + Press

Hardman, Anneliese, Nora James, Emily Morgan, Aubrey Prestwich, and Madison Whitaker, eds. Intervention!. Chicago: Et Al: A Graduate Student Zine, 2024

———. “Top V. Weekend Picks (4/18-4/24).” Bad at Sports, April 18, 2024

Lupia, Valentina. “Premio Giovan Battista Calapai e Theodora van Mierlo Benedetti, ecco i vincitori 2023.” La Repubblica Roma, December 16, 2023

———. “Premio Calapai Benedetti: ecco i tre artisti under 35 vincitori.” Exibart.com, December 13, 2023

Macrì, Carla. “Laurel Hauge.” Inside Art, #127, March 21, 2023

Blanchietti, Marta and Anna Del Torchio. “Staging the Residency vol. II | Laurel Hauge.” ATP DIARY, 2022

Nešović, Dunja, ed. PrtScn: The Lazy Art of Screenshot. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures (INC), 2022

Innocenti, Riccardo. “Arizona, Milano, Grosseto: Laurel Hauge esplora i vuoti delle relazioni a distanza.” Il Tirreno, December 28, 2021

Jones-Little, Poppy, ed. “Lump It.” Wysing Broadcasts, 2021

Sherman, Levi. “Attenti al Cane: Twentysix Dogs Found on Street View.” Artists' Book Reviews, 2019

———. “Without an End: The Videography of Laurel Hauge.” The Matador Review, 2016

———. “Waste.” The Photographic Dictionary, 2015

Cancellieri, Agathe. “Expo Chicago: Une foire d’art internationale dans la ville 'aux larges épaules'.” L'oeil de la Photographie, September 23, 2014