Lauren Petty is a digital media artist working collaboratively with interdisciplinary artist Shaun Irons. Together, they have created multi-disciplinary performances, multiple-screen media installations, single-channel works, documentaries and interactive video scores for live performance. Their work has been exhibited in diverse locations in New York and internationally including BAM’s Next Wave Festival (in collaboration with Phantom Limb Company), the Abrons Arts Center, Anthology Film Archives, and the Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Fe, NM. Petty has received numerous awards in support of her work including two NYFA Fellowships, multiple grants from the NEA, NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, Greenwall Foundation, Experimental TV Center, and the Asian Cultural Council, and residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, Harvestworks, LMCC and the Tokyo Wonder Site. Her video design work has been seen at venues such as St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Public Theater, HERE, PS 122, the Pompidou Center, Holland Dance Festival, the Venice Biennale, and BAM. Petty teaches at The New School in both the Media Studies Department and Parsons, is a lecturer at The International Center of Photography and Pratt Institute and has taught Projection Design at Sarah Lawrence College.
media and performance, visual perception, installation, projection design
National Endowment for the Arts (2005)
NYFA Artists Fellowship in Video (2002, 2006)
New York State Council on the Arts Grants (2014, 2012, 209, 2005)
The Greenwall Foundation (2009, 2007, 2004)
Jerome Foundation (2004, 2007)