Laura Ford in-conversation with William Feaver

Laura Ford's sculptures are faithful representations of fantasy with sometimes bittersweet and menacing qualities mixed with tenderness. She uses humour and an acute observation of the human condition to engage with wider social and political issues. Her work is intensely crafted but playful, and she has used a range of media to realise her work including, drawing, painting, performance, set design and has increasingly taken on the challenge of public art alongside museum and gallery shows.

Born in 1961, Laura Ford studied at Chelsea School of Art. She was the youngest participant in The Sculpture Show at the Hayward and Serpentine galleries and represented Wales in the 51st Venice Biennale in 2005. Selected solo shows include Camden Arts Centre, Arnolfini, Bristol, The Royal Scottish Academy and Turner Contemporary, Margate. Her work is represented in a number of public collections including; Tate, the V&A and Arts Council England as well as numerous private collections.

Image credit:
Days of Judgement (Cats I-VII) 
Laura Ford2012, at Strawberry Hill, London    
Laura Ford / Courtesy of the artist