Laura Dunkin-Hubby is an artist, mail artist and art historian from Palo Alto, California. She earned her BA in art history from Sarah Lawrence College in 2007 and her MA in art history from San Jose State University in 2014. She currently lives and works in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I am a self-taught visual artist who works across several artistic mediums including collage, charcoal drawing, watercolor, acrylic, spray paint, and digital art. My creative practice is all about disruptive play; combining everyday materials and references to art history. My background in art history with a focus on craft has served as a boon to my artistic practice, prompting me to think about the connections between the materials I use and their cultural and/or historical references within the history of art. My use of unusual art materials is one part fun and one part challenge to the idea that art is materially and/or monetarily valuable. I like playing with the “hierarchy” of materials from lowly spray paint to lofty oils. The fun and challenge are in the combination of high and low giving way to new and beautiful combinations.