LAURA J. PADGETT’s work explores unoccupied spaces, both real and theoretical, to reveal truths that are often overlooked. Like her subject, her photography and film occupy the spaces between storytelling and installation, between language and image, between history and current affairs.
Cambridge-born Laura J. Padgett received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Between 1983 and 1985 she continued her studies in film and photography with Peter Kubelka and Herbert Schwöbel at the Städelschule and in 1994 received her Magister Artium in art history and aesthetics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. Laura J. Padgett has been exhibiting since the 1990s, her works and films have been shown in the Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, in the Fotomuseum Winterthur, in the Städel Museum, Frankfurt, in the House of World Cultures, Berlin, at the Center Georges Pompidou, Paris, at the Pharos Center for Contemporary Art, Nicosia, and at the Museum Giersch, Frankfurt/Main.
Meanwhile in Frankfurt – an interview by with Laura J. Padgett