Brooklyn artist Louisa Armbrust is known for paintings, drawings and installations that foreground the contradictions of everyday life in the digital age. Her projects explore the moment where people and technology intersect and where the desires for autonomy, consumption and privacy collide. And in so doing, shines a light—in equal measure searching, humorous and sobering—on the disconnect that separates ideals from lived experience.
Louisa Armbrust was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Awards include Artist-in-residence at Millay Colony for the Arts, LMCC Swing Space, New Works Project Grant from Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, New York, Artist-in-Residence at Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries including the Children’s Museum of the Arts, New York, NY, Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ, the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI, the Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY, the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver, and Eye Level Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia among others. She received an MA in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College, University of London.