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.
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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
The President’s Daily Brief – April 6 1968, 2020
Hand tufted wool rug hung on butcher hooks
80 x 100 cm
Hand speed-tufted wool rug (statistics courtesy of the Global Terrorism Database)
148.5 x 115.5 cm
Waiting for the Toad Diptych, 2014
C-print on gloss paper mounted on aluminium
Diptych - each panel 108 x 108 cm
Bedtime Story, 2014
Inkjet print on semi-gloss paper mounted on aluminium
77 x 110 cm
The Romance of Canterbury Cathedral, 2020
Redacted book - found book, Sharpie
13 x 19 x 2 cm