“I’m not making a moral or political judgment. I’m interested in the big picture. Coming out of Scripps, you have a way of reasoning about the world, connecting with the time in which you’re living while at the same time attempting to maintain an awareness of the larger realities of both the past and the future.”
Photographer Laurie Brown grew up in Los Angeles and then moved to Orange County where she has been a resident for the past thirty-five years. She has a B. A. degree from Scripps College in Claremont, California, an M. A. degree in Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton and has taught in the Photography Department at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California. In 1978-79 she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her work has been exhibited in Japan and at numerous museums and institutions across the country including The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Oakland Museum, Newport Harbor Art Museum, the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, The Friends of Photography, Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. In 1979 Brown was a participating artist in two limited-edition portfolios- L.A. Issue, by the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies and West Coast Now by Susan Spiritus; and in 1984 she published a portfolio of her own work entitled Earthedges. Among the collections including her photographs: Federal Reserve Bank of San Franciso, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Oakland Museum, The Stanford Museum, Newport Harbor Art Museum, Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the California Museum of Photography, the University of Art Museum, Long Beach and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.