Envelop/e | Gelatin Silver Print | 16" x 20" | 2014
Artist Statement: Lauren C. Sudbrink’s work consists of multimedia executions that draw parallels between photography and the human body. She conflates the skin of the human body with that of film, the skin-like surface of the photographic paper, and the traces of light that move between said skins. Images and objects are made from each other through touch and light, with their collective genesis being something that originated from the/a body. Through an excavation of sense, presence, and celluloid, her work captures moments that have yet to enter memory, blurring the boundaries between the subject, its trace, and the space that it occupies, rendering the invisible visible.
Lauren C. Sudbrink is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Chicago, Illinois. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Minnesota in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. She has exhibited, performed, and given artist lectures nationally and internationally including: ArtSpace 1550-Chicago, IL; (SCENE) Metrospace-East Lansing, MI; ARC Gallery-Chicago, IL; Lohioh-Cincinnati, OH; Woman Made Gallery-Chicago, IL; Gallery 400-Chicago, IL; Artscape Gibraltar Point-Toronto, ON; Regis Center for the Arts: Quarter Gallery-Minneapolis, MN; ROOMS Gallery-Chicago, IL; Form+Content Gallery-Minneapolis, MN; Trisolini Gallery-Athens, OH; Gorecki Gallery-St. Joseph, MN; Chicago Cultural Center-Chicago, IL; Rapid Pulse International Performance Festival-Chicago, IL; Manifest Urban Arts Festival-Chicago, IL; Mana Contemporary-Chicago, IL; TriTriangle-Chicago, IL; Dfbrl8r Gallery-Chicago, IL; and Oxbow School of Art-Saugatuck, MI. For more information on Sudbrink’s work, visit: www.laurencsudbrink.com.