Leah Brown investigates her nightly dreams and physically manifests them, coaxing out recurring characters and stories. The Inaccessible Keys, Brown’s installation of laser-cut drawings, evokes the primordial myths of the tropical Florida Keys in which unseen forces share space with visible ones.
Brown (b. Washington DC, 1982) is a Fort Lauderdale-based sculptor and new media artist. She received a BFA with honors from the Rhode Island School of Design (2004), and an MFA in Sculpture from the University of Miami (2014). Brown is a grantee of the South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship (2013) and her work is included in the Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz Girls' Club Collection. Recent exhibitions include Transformation of Echo: World of Dreams at Young At Art Museum (Davie, FL), The Mirror Stage at the Anita S. Wooten Gallery (Orlando, FL), and Suddenly Last Summer at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum (Miami).
In addition to her studio practice, Brown is exhibitions director and co-curator of the FATVillage Arts District in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she oversees the execution of art exhibitions in The Projects, a recipient of the 2015-2016 Knight Arts Challenge Grant.