Laurencia Strauss navigates hope and doom as she investigates vulnerabilities and ingenuities of people and the places they inhabit. Combining socially based art practices with landscape experiments, she creates mixed-media often participatory experiences that contend with our interdependencies. A culturally-mixed queer interdisciplinary artist and landscape architect based again in her home city Miami, she is currently researching South Florida’s relationship with water and responses to sea level rise. Amidst environmental activism and speculative solutions, her work attends to anticipatory loss and climate change grief.

Recent solo exhibitions include Hope and Doom at Satellite Art Show, Miami Beach (2017), Infiltracao at Peninsula Gallery, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2016), Landlines at Penland School Gallery, North Carolina (2016) and Talking to Satellites at The Studios of Key West (2015). Group shows include The Miami River Project, Miami (2018), RAW, Miami (2017), Opposing Futures, Ft. Lauderdale (2017), Flooded Sanctuaries, Miami Beach (2017), Mni Wiconi, London (2017), Waterscapes / Paisagem d’agua, Ft. Lauderdale (2016), Hightide at Satellite, Miami Beach (2015) and Museo con Piernas, Chile (2014). Recent residencies include ArtCenter/ South Florida, Kansas City Art Institute, Vermont Studio Center, The Studios of Key West, Curatoria Forense (Chile), La Paternal Espcacio Projecto (Argentina), and Float with Radical Intention (Italy).

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July 18, 2014