Artist Laura Plageman is best known for her vivid, large-scale photographs of the natural world, mediated and transformed through techniques such as re-photography, image layering, and collage. Recording experience and challenging perception is at the core of these image disruptions, where time is presented as an array of many discontinuous, simultaneous moments. Reflecting on the interconnectedness of nature, her work aims to convey an imagined experience of a landscape, drawn from and embedded with human presence.
Plageman’s images have been exhibited in galleries and institutions across the United States and internationally at venues including San Francisco’s de Young Museum, the Houston Center for Photography, and Seattle’s Photographic Center Northwest. Her work has been featured by publications including Harper’s Magazine, Phaidon, Juxtapoz Magazine, and WIRED, among others. She received her BA from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, and her MFA from California College of the Arts, where she has since held various academic appointments. Laura lives in Oakland, CA with her partner and their two daughters.