Laurén Brady holds an MFA in Studio Art from Michigan State University and a BS in Studio Art from Indiana Wesleyan University. Her work has been included in several solo, small group, and national juried exhibitions. She has been interviewed by Synthetic Meatball, an online curatorial platform, and has been featured in Candy Floss Magazine, Create! Magazine, as well as numerous online art blogs. Laurén currently teaches in the Foundations Area at Michigan State University and in the Drawing Department at Kendall College of Art & Design.
Laurén's work explores the desire to gather, collect, and to dwell on memories through investigating heightened meanings attached to mundane events and objects. She constructs painted spaces comprised of observations of the present allowing remembrances to filter onto the canvas. These installations function like altars or reliquaries that elevate the importance of the ordinary in ways that become indelible. Paintings are paired with humble found objects gathered as a souvenir. Poetry fragments emerge on the canvas as calligraphic marks that repeat as a meditation that persists in quiet echoes. Laurén's paintings seek to pause, acknowledge, and reflect on the everyday through tendency and tenderness, reverence and reverie, memory and memorabilia, storage and stories.