Laura Aldridge was selected as the recipient of the 2006-7 MFA Graduate Fellowship. Aldridge took up residency at GSS in August 2006 for one year, working towards an exhibition opportunity in 2007. Aldridge’s practice is based upon the presentation of sculptural props and modular elements in the building of a scene or setting. Works typically engage the viewer with a brash and deliberate physicality embodying the artist’s interest in directness and its possibilities for undermining and revealing the implicit rhetoric in the presentation of a work of art.
Originally from London, Laura Aldridge currently lives and works in Glasgow. She graduated from the MFA at Glasgow School of Art in 2006 where she undertook an academic exchange to the MFA programme at The California Institute for the Arts (Calarts), Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include Marks and Comments, Museum for Contemporary Art, Rosskilde, Denmark, Precarious Renderings, Market Gallery, Glasgow, How the Birds Came to have a King, Intermedia, Glasgow and You’ve got your head on backwards, One Ton Prop, Glasgow. She has been selected to participate in The Fairbairn Programme at Cove Park, in Summer 2007