Emily Lazerwitz

London, UK

London-based US artist and mathematician Emily Lazerwitz primarily explores the intersection of art, craft, technology and language in her work. Most of all, she creates intriguing pieces where language is broken down and transcribed, with the legibility present, yet seemingly abstract. Importantly, in her work, Lazerwitz is concerned with the way technology shapes the direction in which language develops.

Consequently, her recent work has touched on gun fatalities in the US, global terrorism and censored CIA documents from the FOIA archives.

Artist and collector talk: Emily Lazerwitz in conversation with Tommaso Cotroneo



Reading from ‘A Year of Space’

Key facts

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  • Exhibitions: The Koppel Project Exchange, The Koppel Project Showcase, Copeland Park and Bussey Building, London, UK | Back Room Open Call (Solo Exhibition), Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK; The Museum of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK; ‘Greater Together’, Science Museum, London, UK; ‘Journeys’, Jewish Museum London, London, UK; ‘Multiplied Print Fair’, Christie’s, London, UK; BP Spotlight at Tate Britain, London, UK; Brooklyn Museum, New York, NY; Smithsonian, Washington, DC; Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Awards: Julia Wood Memorial Prize, Slade School of Fine Art (2016); 2nd Prize at 25th International Juried Exhibition (awarded by Katherine Brinson, curator of the Guggenheim Museum), Viridian Artists (2014); Promising Artist Award, Rhode Island School of Design (2010); Honorable Mention in Congressional Art Competition, Washington, DC (2009); Certificate of Merit, Society of Arts and Letters for Art, (2009); Shaped Clay, Syracuse University (2008).
  • Prizes: The 4th John Ruskin Prize; Dentons Art Prize 8.0