Laura Ford

Laura Ford

1961 - Present

Laura Ford in Cardiff, Wales is a British sculptor.

Ford has lived and worked in London since 1982 and has been identified with the New British Sculpture movement since her participation in the 1983 survey exhibition The Sculpture Show at the Serpentine Gallery and The Hayward, as well as participating in the British Art Show 5 in 2000.

Marcello Spinelli wrote (British Art Show 5) "Ford's creatures are faithful representations of fantasy and, at times, a nightmarish imagination. With their bitter-sweet, menacing and endearing qualities, her stuffed animals and dolls appeal to childhood memories and inhabit a world we immediately recognize as somewhat familiar."Her work is represented in many public collections including; the Tate Gallery, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Government Art Collection, Potteries Museum, National Museums and Gallery of Wales; Museum of Modern Art, University of Iowa; the Arts Council of Great Britain; the Contemporary Art Society; Unilever; Penguin Books; Oldham Art Gallery, The New Art Gallery Walsall, The Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, The Meijier Gardens, Grand Rapids USA, and The Gateway Foundation, St. Louis.

She has exhibited widely including; Solo, "2012 Days of Judgment", Kulturzentrum Englische Kirche und Galerie Scheffel, Bad Homburg, and The New Art Centre, Roche Court, UK, 2011 Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI, USA, 2007, "Rag and Bone", Turner Contemporary, Margate, 2006 "Armour Boys", Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 2004, "Wreckers", Beaconsfield, London, 2003, Ford "Headthinkers", Houldsworth Gallery, Cork Street. 2002, "The Great Indoors", Salamanca Centre of Contemporary Art, Spain, 1998, Camden Arts Centre, London (with Jacqui Poncelet) Group 2011 with Magdalena Abakanowicz, at the Industriemuseum Westfälisches Landesmuseum, Bocholt, Germany, 2005, Venice Biennale for Wales, 2004 "Into My World: Recent British Sculpture", Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art in Connecticut, USA, with Matt Franks, Roger Hiorns, James Ireland, Jim Lambie, and Mike Nelson.

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