Laura Splan is a New York City-based transdisciplinary artist working at the intersections of Science, Technology, and Culture. Her research-based studio culminates in multimedia exhibitions that reframe artifacts of the post-human landscape to unravel the entanglements of natural and built systems. She creates embodied encounters that leverage sensations of tactility, beauty, light, and sound to engage audiences with complexity through curiosity, wonder, and play. Recent exhibitions have included immersive multi-sensory experiences, interactive installations, networked devices, participatory sculptures, and intimately scaled objects—all constructed with poetically considered materialities.

Splan’s internationally recognized artworks and exhibitions have been presented at the Brooklyn Museum (NYC), Musea Brugge (Bruges), Museum of Arts & Design (NYC), Centre d’Art Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Pioneer Works (NYC), SÍM (Reykjavík), Galerie FOFA (Montréal), and The Nobel Prize Museum at Liljevalchs (Stockholm). Her work is represented in the collections of the Thoma Art Foundation and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Her thematic art commissions include projects for the CDC Museum in association with The Smithsonian Institution (Washington D.C.), Vanderbilt Museum Planetarium (NY), and Bruges Triennial. Reviews and articles including her work have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, Wired, BOMB, Discover, and Frieze. She has been featured in artist profiles on Science Friday and Voice of America. Publications featuring her artwork include "Life Eternal" published by The Nobel Prize Museum. Her contributions to new media art have garnished numerous awards including Best Female Director (Toronto Indie Filmmakers Festival), Best Experimental Film (Seoul International Short Film Festival), Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund for Artists Grant, and the Herringer Prize for Excellence in Art. Her research has been supported by the Simons Foundation, NEW INC at the New Museum, Jerome Foundation, Institute for Electronic Arts, Harvestworks, Beall Center for Art + Technology, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and a National Endowment for the Arts Digital Arts Fellowship.


2021 Syndemic Sublime Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY, US
2021 Disentanglement Bruges Triennial: TraumA, Bruges, BE
2021 Unraveling BioBAT Art Space, Brooklyn Army Terminal, Brooklyn, NY, US
2020 The Archive to Come Telematic Media Arts, San Francisco, CA, US
2019 Conformations Esther Klein Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, US
2019 The World Unseen: Intersections of Art & Science CDC Museum in association with The Smithsonian Institution, Atlanta, GA, US
2018 Embodied Objects Occurrence Gallery, Montréal, QC, CA
2018 Material Turn La Galerie FOFA, Montréal, QC, CA
2017 Code as Form Thoma Art Foundation, Art House, Santa Fe, NM, US
2017 Manifest NYU Langone Medical Center Art Gallery, New York, NY, US