Laura Camila Medina (1995) is an interdisciplinary artist born in Bogotá, Colombia. Her work has been exhibited at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture, Fuller Rosen Gallery, Wieden + Kennedy, the Portland Art Museum, Nationale, and with the Nat Turner Project. She was awarded an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Oregon Arts Commission in 2022, New Media Fellowship at Open Signal, Artist in Residence at the Living School of Art, ACRE Residency, and the Centrum Emerging Artist Residency. Alongside Angela Saenz, she is part of Maracuya con Leche, a collaborative project that encourages artists to participate in creative exchange with their community. Together they were the IPRC Artists & Writers in Residence in 2020 and were invited to the Caldera Artist Residency in 2022. Medina earned her BFA at the Pacific Northwest College of Art and is currently a Painting and Printmaking MFA candidate at Yale University. She is represented by Nationale.
Laura’s practice is based around memory and identity as a response to personal, cultural, and historical research. Her work utilizes a unique assemblage of traditional mediums within digitally constructed spaces to create immersive analogies of identity and memory composition. Medina engages in a practice of self reflection as a means to create a personal mythology. This mythology brings her closer to building new worlds, both real and imaginary, where the spectrum of identity and the connection to others is sacred.