Louise Long’s work centres around site-responsive research, making and re-telling in conjunction with the natural and man-made environment. By exploring the intersection between photography and alternative forms of image-making, the concern is to reflect both on the physical materiality of a place as well as less visible narratives beneath its surface. Here, the handcrafted is interwoven with the archival, the psychological with the historical, the philosophical with the geological and archaeological.
Louise holds a MA in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, and BA in Art History from Cambridge University. In 2017 Louise was awarded the Labyrinth-Royal College of Art Graduate Award, and the Travers Smith CSR Award.
Traces of another artistic process: cyanotype chemical reaction colliding with material happenstance. The potential of what is left abandoned, left untampered-with, left unsaid.
A series of analogue photographs, explore allusive weathering processes in the land.
2017 THE IMPRINT OF THEIR SHAPE, Residency 108, NY, USA (Nov)
2017 SHOW17, Royal College of Art, London (June - July)
2017 POLITICKLE ACTION, StudioRCA Riverlight, London (June)
2017 A SINGLE IMAGE IS NOT SPLENDOUR, Windows 187, Greenwich (May)
2016 THE UNDERSTORY, RCafe Gallery, London
2016 OF THE SEA, Historic Dockyard Chatham, UK (group show)
2016 THE CAMPAIGN, Dyson Gallery, London (group show)
2016 THE OTHER, Darwin Gallery, London (group show)
2017 Residency 108, New York (Oct - Nov)
2017 Labyrinth Photographic & RCA Graduate Award
2017 Travers Smith CSR Art Programme 2017
2017 Distinction, RCA Critical & Historical Studies
2016 Cite des Art Internationale Residency, Paris (Oct - Dec)
2016 Liverpool Biennale Travel Award
2016 Tomma Rum Residency Ifo Centre, Brömolla, Sweden (Aug)