An artist working primarily in photography, Laura Letinsky’s ideas and work are
formed through a perspective that avails, perhaps insists upon, a particular kind of attention to the
act of looking and of picturing. While materially different, in her photographic work, as with
materials including porcelain and textiles, she wrangles with the personal and the intimate as it is
visually, experientially, and quantitatively defined- and thus, confined-- by the social and the public. Along with making and thinking about art, teaching, designing (clothes, household items), growing (mostly vegetables), endorphins (running), and being a mom, she wonders what to eat for dinner tonight.
A Professor at the University of Chicago since 1994, she’s received numerous awards including, recently, the Canada Council International Residency, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin. She's numerous publications including six monographs, her most recent book is Time's Assignation, Radius Books, 2017.