Laura Aldridge (1978 – )
Laura Aldridge (born Frimley; 1978) studied at Wimbledon College of Arts, University of Arts London in London and The Glasgow School of Art. Aldridge works with a variety of materials including photography, screen-print, ceramics and fabric and moves between wall-based reliefs and sculptural installations using fabric, images (both photographic and silk-screened) and found objects to create installations that the artist describes as ‘expanded collage’. ‘Initially, using fabric meant I could work quickly and on a large scale, I liked that it could hold form and colour, but I was also excited that it could be both a flat surface and an object, that it could be both two and three dimensional.’
Aldridge’s work often explores touch and she describes wanting ‘to make present a desire for tactile gratification without ever offering it properly’ as well as ‘thinking about where the work happens, somewhere between the work and the body. I guess I’m interested in bodies as a subject and an object at the same time.’
 Alhena Katsof, “Laura Aldridge & Lee Maida: Finding meeting points: in preparation for a joint show, two artists talk about materials, process, and presenting their work” Bomb Magazine — Artists in Conversation, 2014, http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000225/laura-aldridge-lee-maida
Clay based products produced from non-metallic material and fired at high temperature. The term covers all objects made of fired clay, including earthenware, porcelain, stoneware and terra cotta.
- Ireland, Drogheda, Highlanes Gallery