Heidi Lau (b. 1987) is a New York-based visual artist. Lau’s work focuses on creating sculptures that are imbedded with symbols and elements from myth and minor history to investigate the materiality and non-linearity of the past. Her group shows include EAF 14, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY (2014) and Made in USA/Some Parts Imported (curated with Naomi Reis), TSA New York, Brooklyn, NY (2015). Her solo/two-person shows include The Obscure Region, Macao Art Museum, Macao, China (2014); Tea of Oblivion (with Megan Ledbetter), Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA (2015); and Lithos Sarkophagus, Guttenberg Arts, NJ (2015). Her awards and residencies include the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant (2015), the Emerging Artist Fellowship, Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY (2014); the Center for Book Arts Workspace Program, Center for Book Arts, New York, NY (2014); the Snug Harbor Artist Residency Program, Staten Island, NY (2012); and the Bronx Museum Artist in the Marketplace Program, Bronx, NY (2011). Lau received a B.F.A from New York University (2008).

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