Contact: lauragaiger(at)gmail.com
Instagram: l.gaiger



Laura Gaiger is a painter from the UK exploring the memory of geography and the geography of memory. She works in homemade oil paint on canvas and panels, and also makes site-specific paintings for floors, walls and exteriors.

You can find her living in Bergen, Norway, where she is planning some big (and some tiny) painting projects for 2021, and working as a Research Assistant at the University of Bergen.



UPCOMING
Vinter Kunstmarked, Artfolk @ Kiosken, Bergen, December 2020 (Group)

Grounding (Working Title), Leveld Kunstnartun, June 2021 (Solo)

Common Land (Working Title), USF Visningsrommet, November 2021 (Solo)

EDUCATION
KMD (Universitet i Bergen, Fakultet for kunst, musikk og design) - Master in Fine Art 2020

The Glasgow School of Art - BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting and Printmaking 2016

John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence 2016

RESIDENCIES & GRANTS & PRIZES
Recipient of the Bergen Kommune Profesjonell Kunst Etableringsstipend (Establishing Stipend) 2020

Artist in Residence at Leveld Kunstnartun, Norway, May and June 2021

Artist in Residence at Art Farm Nebrasksa, USA, 2021 (dates TBC)

Recipient of the Kunstnerstipend for nyutdannede kunstnere (Stipend for newly educated artists), Kulturrådet, 2020

Shortlisted for the Abbey Painting Scholarship to the British School at Rome, 2020

Artist in Residence at The Royal Drawing School, Dumfries House, Ayrshire, 2016

Longlisted for the Woon Foundation Art Prize, 2016

John Kinross Travelling Scholarship to Florence, 2016

SOLO & 2-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
Common Land (Working Title), USF Visningsrommet, November 2021 (UPCOMING)

Grounding (Working Title), Leveld Kunstnartun, June 2021 (UPCOMING)

The past and future are dreaming of each other, Galleri Fisk, Bergen, October 2019

SUPPERTIME, Laura Gaiger & Sarah Wilson, Crownpoint Studios, Glasgow, May 2018

Helping on the Farm, Unit 42, The Hidden Lane, Glasgow, December 2017

Interior Paintings, Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, August -  October 2017

Lemon Yellow, Laura Gaiger & Sarah Wilson, The Old Hairdressers', Glasgow, February 2017

Recent Paintings, The Tontine Cafe, Glasgow, February 2016

Painting, The Plinth, The Plinth, Glasgow,  October 2015

Painting In, The Art School, Glasgow, January 2015

Hung Up, Laura Gaiger & Evie Cooper, Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art, April 2014

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
MA2020, KODE 2, Bergen, 21st August - 14th September 2020

Window Exhibition, Bergen (various locations, windows, gardens & balconies), April 2020

In 24 Hours, curated by Ayshia Taskin & [SHIFT:ibpcpa], The Wall Space Gallery, Falkirk, April 2020

KMD MFA degree show, Bergen Kunsthall, 3rd April - 3rd May 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Syndesgate 1b, Sydnesgate 1, 5010 Bergen, 31st May 2019


Make Me/Destroy Me, Group Exhibition, USF Visningsrommet, Bergen, 26th April - 5th May 2019

Kunstmarked, CM7, Bergen, 26th April - 5th May 2019

RSA Open 2018, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 23rd June - 25th July 2018

Glasgow Splash, Group Exhibition, Bella Juanita, Palma, Mallorca, 23rd September - 30th December 2017

Transmission Gallery Members’ Show, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, 9th September - 14th October 2017

RSA Open 2017, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, 22nd July - 1st October  2017

New Scottish Artists, David Roberts Art Foundation, Camden, 19th April - 6th May 2017

RSA New Contemporaries, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, 18th February - 15th March 2017

Pendolino Vol. 1, Group exhibition, The New Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle St, Glasgow, 20th - 26th January 2017

Collective Memory: The Past and Future is Ours, Bushwick Studios, 28 Scott Avenue, New York, 1st - 2nd October 2016, and Celine, 493 Victoria Road, Glasgow, 15th October 2016. Curated by Anna Bauer and Céline Amendola (Glasgow) and Benjamin Lee Sperry (New York)

RSA Open, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, 16th July 2016 - 30th August 2016

Painting & Decorating: Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, The Tontine Building, 20 Trongate, Glasgow, 18th - 24th June 2016

Painters Gonna Paint, Group exhibition (Curator/participant), The Tontine Building, 22nd March 2016

Construction & Destruction, Group exhibition, The Scottish Maritime Museum, Irvine, 30th May – 31st July 2015

Nepal, Studio Warehouse Glasgow, 22nd - 26th May 2015

Safe and Healthy, Group exhibition, The McLellan Galleries, Glasgow, 29th - 30th April 2015

Head (and other mistakes), Group exhibition, Mackintosh Building at The Glasgow School of Art, 28th February 2014

200%, Group exhibition, Reid Building at The Glasgow School of Art, 5th February 2014

TALKS
Artist Talk for Friends of the RSA, Edinburgh, January 2017

COLLECTIONS
The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh

The Royal Drawing School at Dumfries House, Artist in Residence Collection

Private collections in the UK, Spain, Norway, the USA & New Zealand

MEMBERSHIPS
Landsforeningen Norske Malere (National Association of Norwegian Painters)

Norsk Billedkunstnere (Norwegian Visual Artists)

Unge Kunstneres Samfund (Young Artists’ Society)