Louisa Armbrust received her MA in Visual Arts from Goldsmiths College, London. She has participated in residencies at Millay Colony for the Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program, Harvestworks Digital Media Art Center, and Vermont Studio Center. Her work has been shown at museums and galleries including the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI; the Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, NY; and the Museum of Contemporary Art/Denver. Her work has been reviewed in The New York Times, The Denver Post, Rocky Mountain News, and Boulder Daily Camera. She was born in Ottawa, Canada and grew up in Denver, Colorado. She currently lives in Brooklyn.
My work examines the limitations of rule-bound systems and the creativity required to navigate a world filled with spoken and unspoken rules. Using instructional photographs and diagrams as source material, my work articulates the mechanics and transmutations that occur on the edge of sense and nonsense, and at the intersection of visual instruction and emotional response. My recent projects explore the logic of verbal and visual communication and are inspired by Paolo Virno’s analysis of jokes and creativity, and WJT Mitchell’s examination of our relationship with images. Please visit louisaarmbrust.com for more information.