BIO+:  

Laurie Frick is a data artist exploring the bumpy future of data captured about us. We’re more than halfway thru the decade when humans shift from mysterious beings - to big data algorithms, where everything about us will be known. A great deal of human interaction can be patterned and captured in a very large AI system. It's coming.

Rather than worry, Frick envisions a time when personal data is a peek into our unique identity and just possibly a glimpse into our future. Patterns of behavior will become patterned artworks and the mass of data will predict our lives.

Will it backfire? Our movements, choices, friends - even the food we ingest will be anticipated. How will it feel when self-delusion becomes impossible? Using her background in high-technology Frick creates physical hand-built work that imagines art will be the way to consume data on a human scale.

She holds an MFA from the New York Studio School, an MBA from the University of Southern California and studied at New York University’s ITP program. Frick recently was awarded residencies by Samsung Research and the Neuroscience Research Center University of Texas. Frick’s talks and publications include The Atlantic, Los Angeles Times, Wired, NPR, Creative Mornings and TEDx. FRICKbits ‘your data is now art on your phone’ app is free in the iPhone store. She is represented by Edward Cella gallery in Los Angeles, and works with Pavel Zoubok in New York.

 
 

EMAIL:  Laurie (at) LaurieFrick (dot) com 

TALKS / LECTURES

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • Google@Thought: Art in the Digital Age, Brussels May 2017
  • SXSW: Relationships are Ripe for Machine Learning, Austin, March 2017
  • Technarte: The Fusion of Art and Technology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, November 2016
  • DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous (DASER), Cultural program of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC, October 2016
  • World Future Society Conference, Nanobot Murals, Washington DC, July 2016
  • EYEO Festival, Nanobot Murals, Minneapolis, June 2016
  • IBM Design Research Conference keynote, The art of data (and prediction), Austin, 2016  
  • Advertising Age Data Conference, Data is Beautiful, New York, 2015  
  • International Time-Use conference keynote, The art of time-use, Ankara, Turkey 2015  
  • Microsoft Research, Studio 99, The art of the data-selfie, Seattle, 2015  
  • LASER, Leonardo Art and Science Rendezvous, Austin, 2015 
  • SXSW, From Digital Sharecropping to Data Emancipation, Austin, 2015
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals, Summit (IAPP), Washington DC, 2015  
  • MediaX, Stanford University, Art makes data sticky, Palo Alto, 2014
  • Creative Mornings, Human data, don't hide....get more, Austin, 2014  
  • Pratt Institute, Patterns of self-surveillance, Brooklyn, 2014
  • Texas State University, Experiments in Self-Tracking, San Marcos, TX 2014  
  • Arizona State University, Artification, Digital Media graduate students, Phoenix, AZ 2013
  • TED talk at TEDxAustin, The art of self-surveillance, Austin, 2013
  • SXSW, Warhol goes Social, creativity in the tech age, Austin, 2013  
  • University of Texas, Neuroscience monthly meeting,  Experiments in Self-Tracking, Austin, 2012
  • University of Texas, SAGE lecture series Quantify-me Austin, 2012
  • Quantified-Self National Conference, 600 Nights of Sleep, Palo Alto, 2012
  • ECAA In Conversation: Lynn Aldrich and Laurie Frick with curator Carl Berg, Los Angeles, 2012
  • W&tWork Quantify-me artist talk,  Austin, 2012
  • Quantified-Self European Conference, Plenary Closing, Amsterdam, NL 2011  
  • LASER (Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous) University of San Francisco, 2011
  • CalArts, Conversations on Media, Culture and Practice, Los Angeles, 2011
  • Hyperallergic, Sleep and Self-Tracking, Brooklyn, 2011
  • Edward Cella, Sleep-Patterns – a conversation with curator Stephen Nowlin, Los Angeles, 2011  
  • Quantified-Self National Conference, Personal Data, San Francisco, 2011  
  • Quantified-Self San Francisco and New York meetings, 2011
  • Edward Cella, Art, Memory and Science, George LeGrady, Deborah Aschheim, Laurie Frick, Los Angeles, 2011  
  • Bemis Center, Neuroscience, Memory and Personal Organization, Omaha, 2009  

ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS / REVIEWS

  • Wired Magazine, Liz Stinson, Feb 15, 2017 | The Nerdy Charm of Artisanal, Hand-drawn Infographics
  • Huffington Post, Sarah DiGuilio, July 15, 2016 | Sleep + Your Brain + This
  • Haaretz Sunday Magazine Feature, Neta Alexander Jan 31, 2016 | Follow Yourselves, interview with Laurie Frick  
  • Top 10 People of the Year, Tribeza Magazine, Dec 2015 | The locals whose work is changing the course of Austin's culture 
  • NPR Studio 360 from WNYC, Jul 2, 2015, Lindsay Patterson | A quantified artist turns data into sculpture 
  • Macmillan Publishing, Intro to Practice of Statistics textbook cover 2015 | 8th edition
  • Innova Records, Gordon Beeferman CD cover art 2015 | Four parts Five
  • Metaleptic, Jul 16, 2015, Tatiana Istomina | Laurie Frick: The future and present of data art 
  • Milkmade.com, Jul 6, 2015, Jordan Mack | Laurie Frick turns your cell phone data into art 
  • ARTE TV, France, Jun 2015, Charles-Henry Groult | We measure to know ourselves better 
  • The Atlantic, May 14, 2015, Jacoba Urist | The rise of the data artist 
  • Ovation Network, American Canvas with Dave Holmes, Mar 2015 | FRICKbits and a visit to Austin 
  • Austin American Statesman, Oct 26, 2014, Jeanne-Claire van Ryzin | Your Travels in Artwork   
  • EMBO Reports, Nature Publishing Group essay by Laurie Frick, Mar 2014 | Should you worry or embrace your data? 
  • Rooms Magazine, Sep 2013, Jesc Bunyard | Art + Neuroscience = Laurie Frick 
  • ArtDesk Magazine, Aug 2013, Allison Meier | The Quantified-Self  
  • Front Row, Jul 10, 2013, Peter Simek | Six Artists Circling Around a Search for Self
  • Hartford Courant, Jan 8, 2013, Susan Dunne | Making Tracks at RealArtWays  
  • HuffingtonPost, Apr 2012, Peter Frank | The bricolage approach to sculpture
  • Artdaily.org, Feb 12, 2012 | Sculptures and installations at Edward Cella Art + Architecture
  • Austin Statesman, Jan 28, 2012, Jeanne Claire van Ryzin | New installation gets down to the nitty-gritty
  • CultureMap, Feb 1, 2012. Sofia Sokolove | Quantify this: Laurie Frick finds the beauty in scientific calculation
  • Chronicle, Jan 27, 2012. Wayne Alan Brenner | The artist as data, casting the metrics of her life in visual form  
  • Austinist, Jan 11, 2012. Sean Ripple | Self-Tracking and Installation Art - A Text-Based Q&A  
  • Huffington Post, Jan 5, 2012, Kimberly Brooks | Laurie Frick’s Self Quantifying Patterns Track the Unique Patterns of Ourselves
  • KUT NPR for Austin, Texas, Jan 2012, Mike Lee | Arts Eclectic, Quantify-Me
  • LeMonde.fr, Dec 2011, Hubert Guillaud | Comment écrirons-nous demain? 
  • Los Angeles Times, Mar 2011, Leah Ollman | Cold Hard Data Gets Transformed  
  • New Scientist Magazine, Mar 2011, Jonathan Keats | Rhythms of Life
  • Engadget, Mar 2011. Darren Murph | Life’s most basic patterns displayed as color-coded charts
  • Booooooom.com, Mar 2011 | Laurie Frick 
  • Artsblog.it, Mar 2011 | Between Neuroscience and Mathematics

 

  • Edward Cella Gallery, Los Angeles, title tbd, early 2018
  • Pennsylvania College of Art & Design | PCA&D, Quantified-Self: the data doesn't lie, 2017
  • Pavel Zoubok Gallery, Who are you, what day is it? New York, 2015
  • Texas State University, Patterned Language, San Marcos, TX, 2014
  • Marfa Contemporary, Walking, eating, sleeping, Marfa, TX, 2013  
  • Oklahoma Contemporary, Walking, eating, sleeping, Oklahoma City, 2013
  • Real Art Ways, Making Tracks, Hartford, CT, 2012
  • Edward Cella Gallery, Death and Life of an Object: Lynn Aldrich, Laurie Frick, Tim Hawkinson, Los Angeles, 2012
  • W&tWork, Quantify-me, Austin, 2012
  • Edward Cella Gallery, Sleep Patterns, Los Angeles, 2011 
  • Robert Steele Gallery, Visual Time, New York, 2009
  • Gallery Shoal Creek, Words, Austin, 2009
  • Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, 2008
  • Robert Steele Gallery, New York, 2007  
  • Gallery Shoal Creek, Austin, 2006

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Tensile Strength, Sculpture Month Houston | curated by Volker Eisele, Houston, TX 2017
  • Cloud Tree, The Secret Series | curated by Rachel Koper, Austin, TX 2017
  • University of Richmond, Crooked Data | curated by Elizabeth Schlatter, Richmond, VA 2017
  • Mass Art, Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Encircling the World: Contemporary Art, Science and the Sublime | Bakalar & Paine Galleries | curated by Darci Hanna, Boston, MA 2016
  • Mid-America Arts Alliance, Millennial Abstractions | curated by Patricia Lea Watts, Kansas City, MO 2016
  • The Wrong: New Digital Art Biennale | curated by Elena Garnelo 2015 
  • Edward Cella Gallery, Constructions | Los Angeles 2015  
  • Palo Alto Arts Center Front Yard/Backstreet  | Palo Alto 2015 
  • Cerritos College, Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping | Los Angeles 2015  
  • Keystone ArtSpace, Divergence | curated by Micke Tong and Rebecca O’Leary, Los Angeles 2015  
  • Art.Science.Gallery, X-Marks the Spot | curated by Hayley Gillespie, Austin 2014  
  • Old Jail Art Center and Grace Museum, Drawn in-Drawn out | curated by Patrick Kelly, Abilene and Albany 2014  
  • Talley Dunn Gallery, Pleased to meet me | Dallas 2013  
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Westbeth Gallery, Archipelago | curated by Kaegan Sparks, New York 2013  
  • Gallery Project Quantified-Self | curated by Colin Raymond and Kyle Kramer, Ann Arbor 2012  
  • SCA Contemporary System Preferences | curated by Shona MacDonald, Albuquerque 2012  
  • Haskins Labs-Yale Rules of conversion | curated by Debbie Hesse and Carol Padberg, New Haven 2012  
  • Texas Biennial Installation Box13 Artspace | curated by Virginia Rutledge, Houston 2011
  • Lower East Side Printshop, Alternate routes | New York 2011
  • Labspace Studio,  Re(collection) | a curated social experiment, Toronto 2011
  • 365DaysofPrint.com | curated by Maya Joseph-Goteiner, New York 2011
  • McColl Center for Visual Art | Charlotte, NC 2010  
  • NYSS Gallery Decameron | curated by David Cohen, New York 2010
  • NYSS Gallery Open City | Juried by Sean Scully, New York 2009  
  • Robert Steele Gallery | New York 2008
  • Robert Steele Gallery | New York 2007  

RESIDENCY AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy | visiting artist 2017
  • Samsung Research America, San Jose, CA | artist-in-residence 2014-15  
  • Neuroscience Research Center, University of Texas | artist-in-residence 2012-14  
  • Outstanding artist of the year |voted by Austin Art Critics Table awards 2012  
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York | Swing Space studio award 2012  
  • Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA | artist residency 2011  
  • Djerassi Program, Woodside, CA | artist residency 2011  
  • Lower East Side Printshop, New York, NY | annual keyholder residency2010  
  • McColl Center for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC | artist residency 2010  
  • Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY | artist residency 2010  
  • Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE | artist residency 2009  
  • Jentel Foundation, Banner, WY | artist residency 2009  
  • American Academy in Rome | visiting artist and scholars residency 2008  
  • Member of Mensa

EDUCATION

  • 2010-15  ITP, Interactive Telecommunications Program, NYU Tisch School | Summer Program
  • 2007  New York Studio School, New York, NY  | MFA
  • 1997-8  Harvard Business School and London Business School  | Executive program
  • 1987  University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA  | MBA

CAREER BACKGROUND

  • 2007–now  Working artist
  • 2000-2003  Co-founder, Mobile Telecom Start-up, funded by Austin Ventures, Solomio Corp
  • 1999-2000  Senior Vice President Marketing, Enterprise Software, Vignette Corp
  • 1995-1999  Vice President and General Manager, New Consumer Products, Compaq Corp
  • 1987-1995  Worldwide Marketing Director, Consumer PC Division, Hewlett Packard Company