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Laura Karetzky
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Dumbo

Media:Wood; Video; Painting;

ARTIST STATEMENT: Starting with captured images from real exchanges on my smart phone, my work comprises a visual diary that probes the space between relationships as they strive to stay connected over all kinds of distances. Through my interaction with the computer interface as a means of communication I have been compelled to reconsider perspective. I am fascinated by the dislocated angle of finding myself placed behind my interlocutor’s eyes, as I am seeing me, looking at him, gazing back. The recursive portrait that occurs in these virtual exchanges impels an experience from several vantage points at once. Two images in one image at the same time—presented as embedded diptychs—the crux of this work is in the embedded window, which serves as a portal for information transference. Translating the electronic screen into paint on wood, these works are presented in a way that exposes the processes of making them, where chronicle is reversed and the medium returns to the historic. Using limited color tones I strive to encourage the abstract dialogue between shapes and study the rapport of two separate images. Building layers of pattern in an accumulation of mark-making the moving image is made still, and then made to reflect time, again. It is the exchange between these multiple points of engagement that I’m particularly interested in. My work explores those moments when we feel as though we are mere observers to our own circumstance, when we are left floating in various states of suspended communication as we struggle for cohesion.

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Laura Karetzky 20 Jay Street, studio209, Brooklyn, NY 11201
646 526 8103

MFA New York Academy of Art, Cum Laude
BFA Carnegie-Mellon University
The New York Studio School
School of Visual Arts (Graduate Program incomplete)
Rhode Island School of Design

Solo Exhibitions
2017 Embedded, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2016 In-Communication/In-Transit, BRIC House, Brooklyn, New York (collaboration with composer Manuel Sosa)
2014 Open to Page 48…, Ava Gallery, Lebanon, NH (collaboration with composer Manuel Sosa)
2013 Short Stories, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 Said What?, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 AWOL, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2007 Outside In, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
2006 Far Sight, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Surrogate, Howard Schickler Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY
2005 Two Down, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

Selected Group Exhibitions
2017-19 UNLOADED (traveling exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Dashboard at Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta GA
Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN
Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne CA (upcoming)
Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA (upcoming)
60 Americans 2, Platform Contemporary Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo, Brooklyn, NY
2016 Picturing the Unprintable, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
60 Americans, Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Saint Ann’s 5oth, Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York, NY (Ivy Shapiro and Lawrence Luhring curators)
Up For Debate, BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Between Us, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
Art from the Boros, Denise Bibro Fine Art, New York, NY
NYAA Summer, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
2013 Single Fare 3, RH Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Whitney Houston Biennial, The Yams Collective, Brooklyn NY (Finley Christine curator)
2012 Small Works, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2011 A Fork in the Road, Katonah Museum, Katonah, NY
NYAA Summer, Flowers Gallery, New York, NY
Premio Arte Laguna, Nappe dell’Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Single Fare: Please Swipe Again, Sloan Fine Art, New York, NY
2009 Toys, Lora Schlesinger Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2008 Border Walls, Boltax Gallery, Shelter Island, NY
2007 Blue, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
2006 The Outwin, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
You Are Here, The Gallery Room, Jersey City Public Library, Jersey City, NJ
Public/Private, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, New York, NY
Vital Voices: Women’s Visions, Kniznick Gallery, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA
2005 Looking At Landscape, MF Adams Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
AONE, Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT
DNA, TheXpo, New Tribeca/Dumbo, NY
Scope Art Fair, Boltax Gallery, South Hampton, NY
Take Home A Nude, Phillips de Pury, New York, NY
2004 Winter 2004, DAC: Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Martin and Lorraine Kaminsky Residency (ESKFF), Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
2014 The Milton and Sally Michel Avery endowed resident, Yaddo Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY
2013 Finalist, Portrait Commission, NYU School of Medicine (recommending judges: Eric Fischl and Chuck Close)
2011 Yaddo Colony Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2009 Gala Artist Honoree, Brooklyn Art:Work, BRIC: Brooklyn Information and Culture
Eric Fischl Award of Distinction, The New York Academy of Art
2006 Artist in Residence, Rotunda Gallery/BCAT: Brooklyn Cable Access Television
2005 The Christine Dombrowski and Thomas Ayoub Award, The Silvermine Guild, New Canaan, CT

2017 David Cohen, “The Embedded Window: Laura Karetzky in conversation with Stephen Savage”, artcritical, June 18
Christina Campodonico, “Screenshots on Canvas”, TheArgonaut, Arts & Events, July 5
Hyunho Yoon, The Oakland Review: Carnegie-Mellon’s Literary-Arts Journal, Alumni VIII
2016 Sarah Iannone, “Art Of The Cell, Phone chats captured in painting and video show”, Brooklyn Paper, April 1
2014 Marcia Santore, “Between Realism and Abstraction, Exploring That Hard-To-Define Place”, ArtScope, September/October
Laura Stiles, Rachel Ratzlaff Shriver, The Oakland Review: Carnegie-Mellon’s Literary-Arts Journal, Alumni V,
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2013 Penelope Green, “It’s That Brownstone. Again.” The New York Times, Home & Garden, November 14
Cori Hampton Bostick, “Laura Karetzky: Short Stories,” cover image and article, Gallery Guide, West/Southwest, September
Bill Lasarow, “Laura Karetzky: Short Stories,” ArtScene, October issue
2012 Joann Kim Núñez, “Dumbo Arts Festival: A Recap,” Hyperallergic, October 2
2011 Stephen Pierson Publisher, “The State of Creation,” Canteen Magazine, September 2011, issue seven
Daniella Walsh, “Previews of Exhibitions: Laura Karetzky,” Art Scene, April 2011, Vol. 30 No. 8
2009 Gail Leggio, “Exhibitions: Laura Karetzky,” American Arts Quarterly, Winter 2009, Vol. 36 No. 1
Samuel Toole Producer, “Laura Karetzky,” Documentary Short Film, Ghost and Bread, July 22
2008 Laura Caparotti, "Gli Artisti Di Dumbo," New York Magazine (Italian), Arts & Museums, November issue
2007 Virginia Heffernan, “The Many Tribes Of You Tube,” The New York Times, Television, Sunday May 27
James Servin, “Starting Over, Artfully,” House & Garden, May issue
Bill Lasarow, Marlena Donohue Editors, “Continuing and Recommended,” Art Scene, April, Vol.26, No.8
Leilani Labong, “Hazy Shade,” California Home And Design, Arts + Antiques, March issue
2006 Beth Bosworth Editor, Saint Ann’s Review: A Journal of Arts and Letters, pg. 98-101, summer/fall
Adriane Quinlan, “Patent Verdict ‘Awesome’/An Old Building Gets New Life,” The Washington Post, July 2
Blake Gopnik, “Portraiture’s Harsh Lessons,” The Washington Post, Sunday June 25
2005 Greg Veysey Producer, “Laura Karetzky at Boltax Gallery,” PLUM TV, the morningnoon&night show, September 5
Philip Eliasoph, “New Threads Or Faded Glory,” Connecticut Post, Arts + Travel, May 15
Philip Beasley-Murray, Artist Entertainment Editor, Southern News, April 13
Brad Inman Executive Producer, “Living In America, DUMBO 2”, Inman News Flix


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