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Karine Laval

1971, France

20 Works exhibited

Current location

New York

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Born in Paris, Karine Laval currently lives and works in New York. Educated at the University of La Sorbonne and the University of ASSAS in Paris, she studied communication and journalism, and completed her education with photography and design courses at Cooper Union, SVA and the New School of New York.

For the last 10 years, Laval has successfully carved out a career in the New York photography world, alternating magazine commissions and editorial assignments with an artistic practice, which both feature her highly distinctive and idiosyncratic style of image. Her photographs are notably spontaneous, and are reminiscent of the photographs of masters such as Cartier Bresson and Eggleston, sharing a similar use of colour as an expressive tool.

Her new body of work, Heterotopia, continues Laval’s long exploration of distorted realities and altered perceptions, resulting in manipulations of light and colour as sophisticated as they are seductive. Laval’s images often challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. Laval’s distinctive use and deliberate manipulation of colour, as well as the introduction of chance in some instances, contribute to further question the relationship between representation and reality, with some of these works moving towards abstraction and the dissolution of the image. She combines analog techniques and digital technologies to explore the transformative power of the camera and to investigate the process of image making and its relationship to surface and materiality.

Portraits and photo essays have appeared in magazines and publications including the book Here Is New York, published by Scalo after September 11, 2001, and magazines such as The Village Voice, The New Yorker, Elle, Fabric, Dazed & Confused and Harper’s. Laval was a recipient of the Peter Reed Foundation Grant in 2005 and was selected as one of PDN Magazine’s Top 30 Photographers of 2005. Her work has been acquired by the Citibank Collection (New York), the Henry Buhl Collection (New York), Collection Corbiere (Paris) and the Contemporanea Collection (Rio de Janeiro).

Her work has also been widely exhibited in the United States and Europe at festivals and institutions such as the Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Lodz Festival (Poland), Rhubarb- Rhubarb,(Birmingham, UK) and Les Rencontres d’Arles (France) as well as major solo shows at the Benrubi Gallery in New York and M+B Gallery in Los Angeles. Laval has participated in major group exhibitions such as Au Feminin – Women photographing Women in Paris in 2009, and was selected by curators Natalia Sacasa (Luhring Augustine Gallery) and Jon Feinstein (Humble Arts Foundation) to be part of the Biennale exhibition 31 Women in Art Photography held at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery in New York in 2012.

In 2015 her work included in two major group exhibitions – Obsession at Maison Particuliére in Brussels and Radical Colour at the Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon. Laval was also commissioned to produce a video installation piece, State of Flux II, as part of CRUSHfanzine Film Series, a public art project of curated works by video artists, projected onto city walls in New York City, Boston and Los Angeles. The video was also included in the Official Selection International Film Festival ASVOFF7, Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Laval was recently a finalist of France's Villa Medicis Hors Les Murs Competition and was included in EXIT Magazine’s latest publication, 100 EUROPEAN PHOTOGRAPHERS, edited by curator and art critic Rosa Olivares and featuring 100 European photographers who have influenced the medium in the late 20th and early 21st Century. She was also selected as one of the top 100 artists to be featured in Magenta Foundation's upcoming publication – FLASH FORWARD 100 – a special 4-book anniversary compilation of the most outstanding emerging photographers of the last 10 years.

A book on 10 years of her work was published by Steidl in the Summer, 2018.

• Recipient of an Artist Residency in the Arctic region of Varanger (Norway) in 2006 and 2008.
• Magenta Foundation's Emerging Photographers Competition (2006 and 2009 winner).
• The Peter S. Reed Foundation’s Grant 2005, USA.
• Photo District News Magazine’s (PDN) Top 30 Emerging Photographers of 2005.
• Finalist of the 2004 Villa Medicis Hors les Murs, France.
• Finalist of the Buhl Foundation biennal grant 2004 (theme: abstraction). Juror: Vik Muniz.
• Selected for Descubrimientos, Photo Espana 2004.
Collections (selection)
• Peter Marino, New York, NY
• Sir Elton John Photography Collection, Atlanta, GA
• Citibank Collection New York, NY
• Henry Buhl Collection, New York, NY
• Judith Ross and Associates, Boston, MA
• Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA
• Contemporanea Collection, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• Collection Corbière, Paris, France
• Villa Tamaris-Pacha collection, La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

• Cleveland Clinic, OH
• AT&T, TX
•T he Dow Jones Collection, NY

Works by Karine Laval

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2018

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

6776,00 €

2018

81 x 61 x 0.1 cm

6776,00 €

2018

81 x 61 x 0.1 cm

6776,00 €

2014

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

10842,00 €

2014

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

10842,00 €

2014

182.8 x 122 x 0.1 cm

13550,00 €

2014

182.8 x 122 x 0.1 cm

13550,00 €

2014

122 x 167 x 0.1 cm

13550,00 €

2014

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

10837,00 €

2014

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

6774,00 €

2010

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2010

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2010

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2002

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

9820,00 €

2005

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2002

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2002

76 x 76 x 0.1 cm

5757,00 €

2002

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

9824,00 €

2002

122 x 122 x 0.1 cm

9824,00 €

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