Laura Heyworth

Artist in Residence

Laura Heyworth, after finishing her studies in England, came to Amsterdam to continue studying at an advanced level. Since 1996 when she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, she has run her own studio in Amsterdam.

“With my work I have sought to create emotive objects that use materials in simple yet evocative combinations.  Internal body organs, intimate chemical reactions and internal pathways currently fascinate me. I am also exploring an individual’s relationship to strong symbolic visual forms. Consequently I have been working with ideas of communication and response. Whilst the works are in some ways autobiographical, they do communicate across a wider field. My works are still extremely intimate; they are quietly seductive and exploit an almost instinctive visceral response.”

She has exhibited throughout Europe and USA. In 2002, she was the winner of the Bernadine de Neeve prize, which celebrates young talent in the Netherlands. In 2006 she was included in the Cobuger Glaspreis, Germany. She has works in many public collections including the V&A in London and the Corning Museum of Glass in New York.


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