« FACULTY / Laura Hughes
Instructor in Foundation, Thesis
MFA Visual Studies, 2010
Pacific Northwest College of Art
BFA with Distinction, Drawing, 1997
Alberta College of Art & Design (Calgary, Canada)
Laura Hughes is a multidisciplinary artist, educator and curator originally from Canada. Her site-responsive installation environments combine light and space to bring heightened attention to peripheral visual information we regularly encounter. Using the spectacle of light to provoke our ability to evaluate ourselves as viewers, she produces encounters with our surroundings that prompt larger revelations about the nature of perception.
Laura is a finalist for the 2013 Contemporary Northwest Art Awards from the Portland Art Museum, a recipient of a 2012 Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission, and has received grants from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Recent exhibitions include White Box at University of Oregon (Portland), Disjecta (Portland), the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum (Tacoma, WA), Archer Gallery at Clark College (Vancouver, WA), Gallery Homeland (Portland), Ditch Projects (Springfield, OR), Appendix Project Space (Portland), Vehicle at Pioneer Place (Portland), Portland State University Department of Architecture, and the Portland Building. She has curated and co-curated exhibitions, performances and video screenings locally and nationally.