Laura Nova is an artist and educator whose work focuses on how language and technology mediate social interaction.  Through sculpture, photo, video, sound, performance and installation, she provides tools to collaborate with often underserved and overlooked communities. Her work has been featured at the New Museum, the Museum at Eldridge Street, the Brooklyn Museum, the MET, Real Art Ways and many galleries including the Substation Gallery in Johannesburg, South Africa and the National Arts Center in Tokyo, Japan. She has received grants from the NEA, NYSCA, PBS/POV, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and has been published in DNAinfo, New York Magazine, Hyperallergic and WNYC. Her residencies include SPARC (Seniors Partnering with Artists Citywide), the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island National Monument, Governors Island, Vermont Studio Center and LMCC Workspace. She has a B.F.A. and B.A. from Cornell University and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently an Associate Professor of Expanded Media in the Creative Art and Technology program at Bloomfield College in Bloomfield, New Jersey. She is the recipient of the 2016 LMCC President’s Award in Visual Art.