KARINE LAVAL

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BIO

Karine Laval (French, B. 1971) is a multi-media artist whose work focuses on abstracting the experiences of memory, narrative, and everyday life. Born in Meudon-la-Forêt in Paris, Laval studied at the Sorbonne, and later at Cooper Union, The New School and the School of Visual Arts in New York. Laval has had solo exhibitions in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Paris, and Rome, amongst other cities. In 2016, Laval collaborated with Hermès New York to produce an installation of works from Heterotopia in the store’s downtown Manhattan windows. This body of work made its debut at Benrubi Gallery in New York in 2016. Photography District News has named Laval one of 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and the artist was recently nominated for the prestigious Prix Pictet Award. Private collectors of her work include Peter Marino, Sir Elton John, and Henry Buhl and companies such as the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio; AT&T, Texas; Citibank, New York. The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.