Laura Kimmel (formerly Laura Weyl)  is a New York-based  filmmaker, photographer, and multi-media artist.  Her work explores sexuality, the urban landscape, and analog image manipulations to create visceral, poetic visual worlds.  Her work has been exhibited in galleries and event spaces including Art Basel Miami/ HG Contemporary, Mana Contemporary, Karst Gallery, Untitled Space, Franklin Street Works, and Project One in San Francisco.  She is currently the director of Visual Identity at The Box NYC and Soho.

photograph by Rye Desrosiers

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Education
 

Wellesley College

BS in Media Arts and Sciences

 

Academy of Art San Francisco

Cinematography and experimental animation

 

Selected Exhibitions
& Festivals

2018

I AM MY OWN PRIMAL PARENT

KARST gallery

Plymouth, England

9-28-18 to 11-3-18

 

2018

EMINENT DOMAIN

Robert Miller Gallery

New York City, NY

July 12-14, 2018

 

2018
PLEASE TOUCH, BODY BOUNDARIES
Mana Contemporary
Jersey City, New Jersey

April 29–August 1, 2018

 

2017

DEEP TRASH: ROYAL TRASH

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

London, England

2017

Franklin Street Works

New Haven, Connecticut

 

2017

Nasty Women Exhibition/ CHASM NYC

Knockdown Center

NYC

2016

Georges Berges Gallery
SOHO, NYC
2016
HQ Contemporary Gallery Showcase
Art Basel Miami
2016
In The Raw
Untitled Space
NYC
2016
Beaver
Center For Performance Research (CPR)
Brooklyn
2015
Discharge
Kinfolk 94 Gallery
Williamsburg, NYC
2015
Bishop Gallery
Brooklyn, NY
 
2015
Popsouk 
Webster Hall
NYC
  

2012

Jewett Arts Center

Wellesley College  Experimental Mediums solo show

 

2011

The ArtOfficial Truth

ProjectOne Gallery

San Francisco

 

2010

SPIFF international film festival

Brooklyn

 

 

 

STATEMENT:

 

My work is a visual antidote to commodified femininity. In a world where corporate culture has reduced the female archetype to the passive subject of an advertising campaign, simultaneously commercializing and disempowering Womanhood— I present strong women whose beauty lies in their agency and freedom. I create images of Women that awaken the primacy of our Power to create Life, liberate us from the quotidian, and channel Magic. I document rituals, rites of passage and triumphant moments of pure expression.

 all images copyright LAURA KIMMEL 2018