Course Leader MA Fine Art
Central Saint Martins
Central Saint Martins
Louisa Minkin is an artist based in London. Her work includes collaborations with Francis Summers as LM/FS, and with Ian Dawson, Andrew Jones and Marta Diaz-Guardamino on ‘Making a mark: imagery and process in the British and Irish Neolithic’, the first holistic analysis of decorated artefacts from the British and Irish Neolithic period.
Recent work has been included in events at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut; ICA, London; Modern Art Oxford; and CalArts, USA. She has exhibited at the Ritsurin Gardens, Japan; The British Library, London; Foxy Production, New York; LLS 387, Antwerp. Minkin studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and New College, University of Oxford, and at The Royal College of Art (MA Painting). Awards include an Abbey Fellowship in Painting at The British School at Rome and the Art Foundation Fellowship in Painting.
She is Course Leader for MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins and a committee member of Five Years, a collectively organised group of artists.
3D imaging; archaeology; internet cultures; digital materialities; online relations; griefing; technics; photosculpture; skeuomorph.
Situated at the interface of archaeology and gaming, my work disrupts conventions of artistic and social production, and builds new communities. I work on the adoption of 3D imaging into art practice. Data objects and algorithmic cultures produce entirely new paradigms for artists, dissolving conventional disciplinary boundaries, producing temporal slippages and material problems. If digitised pre-historical objects take on new lives, economies and qualities, and post-historic (contemporary) informatics cultures produce new materialities and collectivities, then my research seeks to articulate the interplay between the forensic practices of archaeologists and the pathologised spaces, weaponised imaging and vernacular modelling of gaming communities.
Barnet, SE and Čavić, Ana and Minkin, Louisa and Morfill, Sally (2016) Almost Writing. In: Drawing and Other Writing. The Everyday Press, London. ISBN 978-0-9933728-0-3
Minkin, Louisa and Summers, Francis (2016) A is for Frontline. Parking Lot (2).
Minkin, Louisa (2016) Out of Our Skins. In: Arts Club Charitable Trust/Abbey Rome Lecture, 8 April 2016, British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, 00197 Roma.
Minkin, Louisa (2016) Out of Our Skins. Journal of Visual Art Practice. ISSN 1470-2029
Minkin, Louisa (2015) Photosculpture: a sum of the profiles. In: Shadow Without Object, 4 December 2015, Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JU.
Cooper, Stephen and Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Chalk. [Show/Exhibition]
Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Elbow. [Show/Exhibition]
Minkin, Louisa (2015) nicetown. [Art/Design Item]
Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Taplow House: Room 001. [Show/Exhibition]
Minkin, Louisa and Summers, Francis (2013) Common Conduct. [Art/Design Item]