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Laura Halsey Brown
is a neurodiverse intra-media artist presently based on the Washington coast. She has worked nationally/internationally. She has created public art works and education projects as senseofplace LAB since 2008. Her public art typically employs modest materials to produce subtle conceptual or formal effects that stage an alteration or a shift or perception within/of the immediate environment. Rooted in the particularities of site and context, her work often responds to the specific attributes of a given location, architectural setting or social landscape.

In her gallery-based work, she uses photography, photographic processes and video as consistent mediums, sometimes combined with other disciplines such as sculpture. She layers imagery to reflect a psychological layering of experience, through which to contemplate the murkiness of time, place and memory itself.

She received her MFA from California Institute for the Arts then moved to New York City, where she showed her installations and moving image works at venues such as New Museum (as part of a 2001 LMCC World Trade Center residency), White Columns and Art in General. She has curated media programs for venues internationally, including The Kitchen and The Knitting Factory (NYC), Woodstock Center for Photography (NY), Philadelphia Center for the Arts (PA) and Art House (Dublin).

She moved to Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2002 and received a Stimurlingsfonds poor Architecture grant to create public art works that focused on local architecture, and architects and the public having a voice in ‘their’ architecture. In 2007, she moved to San Francisco and started senseofplace LAB based on her research. She created public works and education projects from 2008-to the present.

She has received grants nationally and internationally; awards such as being included in the 2012 Mastermind Award Exhibition; prizes such as the Jurors Choice Award for a photograph exhibition juried by Sandra Phillips, PhotographyCurator Emeritus of SFMOMA. In 2018, she has a solo exhibition at the Adobe Gallery in San Francisco. Her works are included in national and international collections.

2022 Sou’wester Arts Week Seaview, WA  video shown on bus + collaborative art piece with students
2021 Sou’wester Arts Week Seaview, WA site-responsive installation
2020 Center for Contemporary Art Seattle, WA. 2020 Vision exhibition. Curated by Nicole DeMent
2018  Adobe Books Gallery, San Francisco, CA 
Back Catalog: solo exhibition
2012 Artopia, San Francisco, CA – One of 10 Finalists for Masterminds Grant
2011 Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA 
SNAP! Exhibition juried by Sandra S. Phillips, Senior Curator
of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Drew Johnson, Curator of
Photography at the Oakland Museum of California. Won a Jurors Award.
2011 New York State Museum Albany, NY 
Before the Fall
2007 Architectuur Film Festival Rotterdam the Netherlands
PARANOIA exhibition traveled to the following spaces:
Freud Museum London, UK; Swiss Cottage Central Library London, UK; Leeds City Art Gallery Leeds, UK; Focal Point Gallery Southend, UK
2005 crISIS ISIS Arts Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2004 Biennial Bucharest 
Identities and Visual Codes:Violence of Images Bucharest, Romania watching
Exit Art, NYC TerrorVision exhibition; watching
2003 TENT. Rotterdam, The Netherlands beingthere.v01.squat.03 [ aspect]
2002 Cara Foundation Miami, Florida 
Parallel Zone
Santa Fe Art Institute Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001 The New Museum, NYC 
World Views Open Studios
2000 Arthouse Dublin, Ireland Freeze II exhibition: video projection; timeframe
57 Hope Gallery Brooklyn, NY Elsewhere exhibition:photo/audio; of moving (still) v..2
1999 Catalyst Arts Belfast, Ireland Two person exhibition: L. Halsey Brown and Jean West
TZ’Art/Fredericke Taylor Gallery NYC Het Observatorium project: postcard piece
White Columns NYC Outer Boroughs exhibition: video; 
1998 The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder, CO Fertile Waste: video installation
Fortress of Art Krakow, Poland 
Letter, Word, Sentence exhibition: site-specific drawings
Anthology Film Archives Courthouse Gallery NYC 
Act Like a Man exhibition
1997 Clementine Gallery Chelsea-NYC 
Fragments in Time exhibition: site-specific installation
57 Hope Gallery Brooklyn, NY 
Traces exhibition: site-specific wall installation
Snug Harbor Cultural Center Staten Island, NY participant in The Observatorium project
Art in General NYC writings, slides and video exhibited as part of The Observatorium
1994 New Museum  NYC 
a forest of forgotten words in ‘Courage’
video program curated by David Leslie as part of ‘Visiting Hours’; an installation by Bob Flanagan

2006 One Minutes Festival Amsterdam, NL
2005 Video Dictionary Video Art Foundation
2004 International Film Festival Rotterdam Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
watching in Homefront USA
2003 Next 5 Minutes International Festival of Tactical Media Library Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2002 Artist Space New York, NY 
of moving time as part of Take Me From Nowhere to Nowhere
TENT. Rotterdam, the Netherlands watching [test screening for final edit] and general description
2001 P.S. 1/Clocktower Gallery, NYC Lecture Lounge
Medi@terra_01 Festival~Fournos Centre for Art & New Tech Greece 
of moving time
White Box Gallery, NYC The Scene of the Crime>Sally Gurtierrez
2000 Greenwich Film Festival/APT Gallery, London, UK 
of moving time, going someplace…
291 Gallery, London UK Church of the Living Cinema; of moving time
Darklight Digital Film Festival Dublin, Ireland of moving time, going someplace….
The College Art Gallery of New Jersey Black Box Video Shorts(+)exhibition
Digital Video Wall at Rockerfeller Center NYC 
1999 The Kitchen NYC tv is a window included in Television Delivers Us (to ourselves) screening
Catalyst Arts Belfast, N. Ireland January: 
a forest of forgotten words
The Knitting Factory NYC tv is a window and excerpt included in audio/visual screening

2005 Video Art Foundation videoDictionary
2004 ArtBase 
LIVE!NUDE!SPACE! and [excerpts from current English] works
2003 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Library Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Video Lounge + [excerpts from current English]
1996 Pierogi 2000 Flat Files Brooklyn, NY-
Speaking in Public: site-specific drawing series. travels nationally and internationally

crISIS Published by ISIS Arts Newcastle, UK ISBN: ISBN: 978-0-9554317-0-8
PARANOIA edited by Paul Ryan Published by Paranoia Publishing ISBN: 0955330904
Site Matters: The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s World Trade Center Artists Residency,
Distributed Art Publishers, New York ISBN: 0-9726973-1-4
The Violence of the Image, the Image of Violence
Published by META Cultural Center Romania ISBN: 973-86344-2-3
Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt 2002, Published by Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin, Germany
Parallel Zone Published by Cara Foundation Miami, Florida
Evidencing: Drawing with Light and Pixels Published by TCNJ College Art Gallery
Medi@terra_01 Festival Published by Fournos Centre for Art & New Tech Greece
Freeze II curated by Anya von Goesseln Published by Arthouse Dublin, Ireland
Feature Presentation: Black Box Video Shorts (+) Published by TCNJ College Art Gallery

2011 Creative Capacity Grant Creative Capacity Fund
2005 PROJECT Talking Artist Award Newcastle, UK for 
Stimurlingsfonds voor Architectuur Rotterdam, the Netherlands for beingthere.v2.r’dam.05
CBK/BKOR Rotterdam grant for beingthere.v2.r’dam.03
2004 CBK/BKOR Rotterdam presentation grant for beingthere.v2.r’dam.05
ISIS Arts Newcastle upon Tyne, UK New Media Commission for welkom 2 r’dam
Department of Cultural Affairs Charleston, South Carolina Low Country Quarterly Arts Grant
2002 CBK Rotterdam, the Netherlands ProjectSubsidie for 
2000 GUNK Foundation NY Public Art Project Grant for a Places We Are project
Artist Space NYC Independent Project Grant for a 
Places We Are project

2004-2005 66 East Centre for Urban Culture Amsterdam the Netherlands online curatorial projects
2003 Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Library Collection Rotterdam, the Netherland
Video Lounge+[excerpts from current English]
Taking Possession of Space-a transient exhibition
, as part of beingthere.v01.squat.03
REJECT Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
Act Like a Man and Describing Place
2002 Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, the Netherlands (on site aspect: 9 video programs)
here+there: online+ on site projects
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA
<stepping back/moving forward>Human Interaction in an Interactive Age
(co-curated with William Stover)
TENT Rotterdam, the Netherlands 
2001 A/V.2– a series of video events with audio by the DJ’s Minimalia
The New Museum , NYC;
Paul McCarthy in dialogue with Cheryl Donegan
2000 The Center for Photography at Woodstock Woodstock, NY;
media(tion); acceleration and fragmentation
1999 The Kitchen NYC Television Delivers Us (to ourselves)
The Avignon Film Festival NYC the pixeled narrative
Brooklyn Community Access Television Brooklyn, NY
Caught on Videotape… A 13 week program on cable
1998 MIX Festival at Anthology Film Archives NYC 
Act Like a Man
Knitting Factory Video Lounge and 57 Hope Gallery NY
Five part series; 
notes on moving images
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art Boulder, CO Transformation
The Video Room Video Festival at Galapagos Williamsburgh- Brooklyn, NY
1997 Art in General NYC 
Moving Time

2004 ISIS Arts Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
2002 Pilotprojekt Gropiusstadt, Berlin, Germany
Stichting Duende Aktiviteiten Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2001 LMCC Residency/Artist-in-Residence,World Trade Center, NYC
Santa Fe Art Institute Santa Fe, NM
2000 Cushendall Tower Cushendall, N. Ireland
FlaxArt Studios Belfast, N. Ireland
1998 Anderson Ranch Arts Center Aspen, Colorado

2012 Jonathan Curiel, 
Masterminds 2012: Honoring 10 Extraordinary Bay Area artistsSF Weekly
2005 Marina Vishmidt, 
Crisis or Opportunity, Net Art News
2004 Grace Glueck,Sampling Degrees of Terror;TERRORVISION The New York Times
Ariella Budick Visualizing Fear Newsday
Jane Harris Getting Personal, Political, an Very Idiosyncratic at Exit Art Village Voice
Max Gross Living La Vida Terror Forward
2002 Stephanie Cash, Studios in the Sky Art in America
Martha Schwendener, Urban Renewal Time Out New York
2001 Karen Rosenberg, Lost and Found The Village Voice
Holland Cotter, The Studios Were Lost, But the Artists HaveTheir Day The New York Times
Ellison Walcott LMCC presents…Downtown Express
2000 Holland Cotter A Showcase for Emerging Talent The New York Times
Aidan Dunne Has Video Killed the Visual Arts? The Irish Times
Janel Purcell TCNJ Video Exhibition is a Moving Experience The New Jersey Times
1999 Jonathan Jones On View Belfast Guardian
Kenneth Johnson, Het Observatorium The New York Times
NY Arts Magazine, Centerfold Project for Het Observatorium
1998 Munroe Galloway, 
Zing Magazine Winter
Alfredo De La Rosa, 
Fertile Waste Colorado Daily
1997 Roberta Smith, To See, and Spend the Night In, The New York Times
Bill Arning, Current Undercurrent: Working in BrooklynThe Village Voice
1996 Kim Levin, Crest Hardware ShowThe Village Voice 

2007 Presentation @ Interface: Virtual Environments in Art, Design and Education Conference
Dublin Institute of Technology. Presentation titled: “Teaching Contemporary Art and Media Theory in an Online Environment”
2005 Megastad FM 93.9 Rotterdam interview regarding 
beingthere.v2.r’dam. 05
2004 SPARK! Design and Locality Conference Oslo, Finland invited to present 
2000 BBC Radio Northern Ireland radio interview regarding after a few drinks in Belfast
1999 BBC Television Northern Ireland television interview regarding exhibition at Catalyst Arts

SPARK! Design and Locality Conference Oslo School of Architecture Oslo, Finland
Coded Cultures:Decoding Digital Culture Freiraum, MuseumsQuartier Vienna, Austria
Inter’l Media Art Festival:
Public_Media_Space Armenian Center Experimental Art, Armenia
[R][R][F] 2004 —>XP as part of the Biennale of Electronic Arts Perth, Australia
ORB // remote Royal Gardens Copenhagen, Denmark
TENT. in conjunction with the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam  the Netherlands
2002 Not TV London, UK 
Being There
2001 Irish Museum of Modern Art Dublin, Ireland Open Museum
Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts Tokyo, Japan
Watershed Media Centre, UK 
Net_Working Organized by Dew Harrison

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