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.  


  • Amnesia Gallery 7 Athens, Greece 2011

  • Between States Kouros Gallery New York 2010

  • Still Creatures Gallery 7 Athens, Greece 2008

  • Intimate Planet Galerie 3 Athens, Greece 2005

  • Eye Candy Galerie 3 Athens, Greece 2002

  • Faces in Squares Metamorphosis Art Thessaloniki, Greece 1998

  • Framing a Man Mylos Gallery Thessaloniki, Greece 1994


  • 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 2018

  • 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 2017

  • 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 2016

  • Intricate Expanse Lesley Heller Workspace, New York 2015

  • Sideshow Nation III Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2015

  • Thread and Shadow The ArtLoft, Athens, Greece 2015

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

  • Sideshow Nation II Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2014

  • Holiday Delights Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York 2014

  • Warriors Kouros Gallery, Connecticut 2013

  • Sideshow Nation Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2013

  • The Other Greece Kouros Gallery, New York 2012

  • The Exceptions and the Exceptionals Schaffler Gallery Brooklyn 2010

  • Accrochage Kouros Gallery, New York 2011

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

  • Silent Dialogues ACG Art Gallery American College of Greece 2009

  • Digital Romance Vilka Artforum, Thessaloniki, Greece 2008

  • ArtAz Mommy’s Athens, Greece 2008

  • Between Heaven and Earth Tsatsis Projects, Thessaloniki 2007

  • Displaced The Lanitis Foundation Limassol, Cyprus 2006

  • Bridges and Walls Old Hamam, Lesbos, Greece 2004

  • Reflections Athens College Theater, Greece 2001

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


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  - present                 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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