Laura J. Padgett explores unoccupied spaces, both real and imaginary, to reveal truths that are often overlooked. She travels along the complex interfaces between memory and the present, between private and public, between nature and culture.
Laura J. Padgett (b. 1958 in Cambridge, USA) received her BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She continued her studies in film and photography with Peter Kubelka and Herbert Schwöbel at the Städelschule from 1983 to 1985 and received her MA in Art History and Aesthetics in 1994 from the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe University, both in Frankfurt am Main.
Since the 1990s Laura J. Padgett has produced a complex body of work. She exhibits widely, while also participating in international film screenings, at, for example, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, House of World Cultures, Berlin, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, and Museum Giersch, Frankfurt am Main.