Laura Shill is an artist who has had works shown nationally and internationally at the 2017 Venice Biennale at the European Cultural Center; and has had works exhibited nationally at The Gallery of Contemporary Arts, Colorado Springs; RedLine Gallery, Denver; and Hyperlink Gallery, Chicago. Her most recent exhibition was the Phantom Touch, exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver. Shill received her MFA in Interdisciplinary Media Arts Practices from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2012 and currently works and lives out of Denver, Colorado.
Shill is experienced in creating artworks involving: sculptures, installations, performance artworks, printmaking, and photography—at times combining different methods of mediums. A couple of themes Shrill presents in her artwork includes the questioning on gender roles as well as the theme, seen throughout Shill’s works, on the idea of absence. Absence is especially seen in her series: Absent Lovers; the installation, Trophy Wall (to disguise the void); and her piece, Separation Perfected.
In Separation Perfected, Shrill addresses the advancement in technology through cell phones and ‘selfies’. This plays into our insistence upon capturing every moment on camera, creating a disconnection from a state of awareness—allowing technology to capture our memories for us.
The exhibit Collectivity will investigate points of connection between artists from two internationally significant artist collectives based out of the Western United States – Hyperlink (Colorado) and Durden & Ray (Los Angeles) in two concurrent exhibits across two states.