A. Laurie Palmer is an artist, writer, and teacher. Her work is concerned, most immediately, with resistance to privatization, and more generally, with theoretical and material explorations of matter’s active nature as it asserts itself on different scales and in different speeds. Her work takes various forms as sculpture, installation, public projects, and writing.
Most recently, she has pursued an extended exploration of mineral extraction sites in the U.S. in her book In the Aura of a Hole, published by Black Dog Publishing in 2014. Palmer collaborated with the four-person art collective Haha for twenty years. In 2008, WhiteWalls Press published With Love from Haha documenting Haha’s site-based work (distributed by University of Chicago Press).
Palmer currently teaches in the sculpture department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.