laura dodson. photo©sunbinkim

laura dodson. photo©sunbinkim

Laura Dodson is a photographer, teacher and art theorist. She lives and works in New York City and Athens, Greece. 

Her images challenge traditional ways of seeing by becoming stages where observation gives way to imagination. She begins with a camera and ends with a fictional narrative. She is motivated by experimentation and transformation, by a vision where color, light, and the layers of time and space collide.  


  • 2011 Amnesia. Gallery 7, Athens, Greece

  • 2010 Between States. Kouros Gallery, New York

  • 2008 Still Creatures. Gallery 7, Athens, Greece

  • 2005 Intimate Planet. Galerie 3, Athens, Greece

  • 2002 Eye Candy. Galerie 3, Athens, Greece

  • 1998 Faces in Squares. Metamorphosis Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 1994 Framing a Man. Mylos Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece


  • 2019 Portfolio Showcase: Objects. Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, NY

  • 2019 Inside Outside and Beyond. Greek Consulate, New York

  • 2019 Postcards From the Edge. Bortolami, New York

  • 2019 Small Bites. Alex Ferrone Gallery, New York

  • 2018 Transplants: Greek Diaspora. Shiva Gallery, New York

  • 2018 Open Door. The Clemente Center, New York

  • 2018 Half Human. The Clemente Center, New York

  • 2018 The Greatest Show on Earth. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2017 Water. Alex Ferrone Gallery, New York

  • 2017 Bête Noire. Five Myles, Brooklyn

  • 2017 Tidal Flow. Municipal Gallery of Piraeus, Greece

  • 2017 The Right to be Human. Contemporary Art Center, Thessaloniki

  • 2017 Thru the Rabbit Hole II. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

  • 2017 Smart Dust. SLA307 ArtSpace, New York

  • 2016 Benefit. NY Studio School, New York

  • 2016 Fine Arts Faculty. Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn NY

  • 2016 Thru the Rabbit Hole. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn NY

  • 2016 Holiday Salon. Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

  • 2015 Intricate Expanse. Lesley Heller Workspace, New York

  • 2015 Sideshow Nation III. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2015 Thread and Shadow. The ArtLoft, Athens, Greece

  • 2014 Art Faculty Exhibition. Godwin-Turnbach Museum, Queens, NY

  • 2014 Sideshow Nation II. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2014 Holiday Delights. Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York

  • 2013 Warriors. Kouros Gallery, Connecticut

  • 2013 Sideshow Nation. Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2012 The Other Greece. Kouros Gallery, New York

  • 2010 The Exceptions and the Exceptionals. Schaffler Gallery Brooklyn

  • 2011 Accrochage. Kouros Gallery, New York

  • 2010 Art Athina International Art. Fair Kouros Gallery Athens, Greece

  • 2009 Silent Dialogues. ACG Art Gallery American College of Greece

  • 2008 Digital Romance. Vilka Artforum, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 2008 ArtAz. Mommy’s Athens, Greece

  • 2007 Between Heaven and Earth. Tsatsis Projects, Thessaloniki

  • 2006 Displaced. The Lanitis Foundation Limassol, Cyprus

  • 2004 Bridges and Walls. Old Hamam, Lesbos, Greece

  • 2001 Reflections. Athens College Theater, Greece

  • 2000 Art Athina International Art Fair. Galerie 3 Athens, Greece


CUNY Queens College  (NY)   assistant professor            2008 - present   Digital Imagemaking I-III     Darkroom Photography I-II-III   

The Cooper Union School of Art  (NY)    pre-college        2016  - 2018                 Digital Photography Summer Art Intensive 

Pratt Institute SCPS (NY)         continuing education          2010 - 2018   Digital Photography     

AKTO School of Art and Design  (Greece)    professor      1995 - 2008       Visual Approach in Photography, Color Printing, Portfolio Preparation

ART CRITICISM                                                                      2017 - present Portfolio reviewer for contemporary photography competition submissions     

PHOTOgraphos Magazine  (Greece). 1993 - 2010                 New York Correspondent, contributing writer on contemporary fine art photography 

ESSAYS IN BOOKS                                                                               “Photography and the Illusion of Realism” Cultural Representation. Eleni Myrivilli ed. Kritiki Publications. Athens, 2007

"Contemporary Perspectives on the Body and its Politics".
Guilty Bodies. (co-written with Thanasis Moutsopoulos): FUTURA Publications. Athens, 2000


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