Laura (Ward) Brown

Dover, NH

Laura (Ward) Brown’s artwork often focused on the physical, emotional and historical presence of abandoned houses and their connection to ourselves. Houses act as shelter, home, a container for memory and an aging shell. Both houses and humans outwardly display one view with a host of internal layers hiding within. Peeling away one layer often reveals a new view or texture beneath. Born in New Hampshire, Ward received her BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, MA with a concentration in glass and sculpture, and her MFA from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL. After years of creating art, teaching, and assisting artists with their work, Ward left the Seattle art world in 2013 to pour her efforts into creating an eco-friendly oyster farm in the cool crisp waters of Little Bay, NH where she grew up.


Mad Homes

July 16 - August 7, 2011

Prior to salvage and redevelopment, a group of five neighboring homes in Seattle’s North Capitol Hill neighborhood were used by selected artists to create temporary, site-specific installations. Participants were free to use both the interior and exterior spaces of the homes, and had the unusual opportunity to cut into walls,...

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Window Art Project

September 12 - October 4, 2009

MadArt was founded in 2009 to produce its inaugural exhibition, The Window Art Project. This collection of temporary art installations enlivened retail storefronts in Seattle’s Madison Park neighborhood, from which MadArt’s name originates. This project was made possible by 18 merchants who offered their valuable window space to 19 local...

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