Lauren Bierly
Medium: Installation and Mixed Media

Studio Location:
62 18th Street
Studio # 37, Brooklyn Art Space


Artist Bio:
Lauren Bierly draws on the synaesthetic condition to process sensory information in the form of mixed-media installations, photographic and A/V documentation, and color palettes. As a synaesthete, Bierly's dot installations, called "Color Translations," are a visual manifestation of her experience with letter-to-color synaesthesia. Her color palettes and site documentation, part of series "Architecture of Memory," are studies in time and memory of place. Her artwork has been exhibited at Harlem School of the Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Trestle Art Gallery, Elizabeth Foundation of the Arts in New York City; Feldenheimer Gallery in Portland, OR; Emergent Art Space in San Francisco, CA; and Tagore Center in Kolkata, India.

Bierly was an artist-in-residence at chashama, chaNorth Residency in Pine Plains, NY (2018); Starry Night in Truth or Consequences, NM (2017); and Brooklyn Art Space in Brooklyn, NY (2015). She joined artist collective Incredible Witness in 2015, developing conversations about neurological differences, like synaesthesia, through the lens of game theory.

As administrator, Bierly is Manager of Special Exhibitions and Projects for The Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Recent productions include "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" (2018); and "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art of the In-Between" (2017). She earned an M.A. in Modern Art, Connoisseurship, and History of the Art Market from Christie's Education, New York (2010), and Bachelor of Architecture and Minor in Art History from Pennsylvania State University (2009).

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