Examining longing and intimacy, while troubling subjectivity, Dr Laurel Jay Carpenter’s durational performances have been presented in the US, UK, EU and Scandinavia, including the 2007 Venice Biennale, 2013 Bergen International and 2019 Prague Quadrennial.

While based at home in the US, Carpenter served as Associate Professor of Art at Alfred University before refocusing her practice toward doctoral research at Northumbria University as a means to contextualize and disseminate an intersectional feminist and new materialist methodology as evidenced within her solo and collaborative performance work. Post-pandemic, Carpenter’s practice has expanded to include video and textiles, as related to her body- and performance-based works.

Carpenter regularly partners with Norwegian artist Terese Longva as Longva+Carpenter; their monograph, 10 Together, was released in 2022, and is currently shortlisted for the Best Publication Award at PQ2023.

She has been in Newcastle since 2016.

Skills & Experience

  • Visiting lecturer (FE)
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Workshsops (adult)