Louisa Minkin

Course Leader MA Fine Art

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.

Research interests

3D imaging; archaeology; internet cultures; digital materialities; online relations; griefing; technics; photosculpture; skeuomorph.

Research statement

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.

Selected research outputs

  • Almost Writing

    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

  • A is for Frontline

    Minkin, Louisa and Summers, Francis (2016) A is for Frontline. Parking Lot (2).

  • Out of Our Skins

    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.

  • Out of Our Skins

    Minkin, Louisa (2016) Out of Our Skins. Journal of Visual Art Practice. ISSN 1470-2029

  • Photosculpture: a sum of the profiles

    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.

  • Chalk

    Cooper, Stephen and Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Chalk. [Show/Exhibition]

  • Elbow

    Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Elbow. [Show/Exhibition]

  • nicetown

    Minkin, Louisa (2015) nicetown. [Art/Design Item]

  • Taplow House: Room 001

    Dawson, Ian and Minkin, Louisa (2015) Taplow House: Room 001. [Show/Exhibition]

  • Common Conduct

    Minkin, Louisa and Summers, Francis (2013) Common Conduct. [Art/Design Item]