photo by Erik Hess
Ever since a professor put a carving tool and wood block in her hands, Laura Brown has been making prints. In recent years, she has been learning to make paper, use a letterpress, and bind books.
Laura has worked in studios all over the United States and in Europe. Her work has been shown in local, national, and international galleries and, in 2010, a piece was commissioned by Twin Cities Metro magazine for publication. She was a 2010 Artist-in-Residence at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. In the late winter of 2012, she produced The Great Lakes of North America during a residency at the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. Her latest body of work, Fly Over, explores not only physical and geographic travel, but also the navigation of human relationships.
Her books can be found in the Special Collections of the Hennepin County Library, Library of Congress, and several university libraries.
Laura lives in Northeast Minneapolis. She makes work and teaches printing classes at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.