Using printmaking, painting and occasionally writing, Laura Onions makes work that investigates our historic and contemporary relationships to acts of reading and writing. Interested in the tensions that exist between printed matter, socio-economic development and space-making. Working from archival materials and collected imagery she considers the spaces created for ourselves and each other, particularly in relation to gender and feminist ways of learning.
Using a painterly approach to printmaking, she explores the ambiguous territory between abstraction and figuration that also seeks to loosen the processes of print.
Laura is based in the West Midlands, currently teaching Fine Art at the University of Wolverhampton and a Programme Assistant at Grand Union, a contemporary art gallery in Birmingham.
Studio holder at Eagleworks, Wolverhampton.