Los Angeles based artist, Laurie Nye was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1972. Her work mines the depths of speculative fiction and expressionism to elaborate ideas around the complexity of the female gaze and explores the relationship of humanity and nature in a chaotic time. In the feminist tradition of recasting myths to empower female characters, Nye creates enlightened narratives from the perspective of powerful, feminine beings, whom she sees as collaborators and muses in her work. The theme of transformation and hybridity echoes through her vernacular, creating images that seem both mythic and futuristic. Nye looks back as well as forward, generating a productive tension by allowing for a non-linear interpretation of time as an ever-shifting present. Nye has exhibited at Los Angeles Contemporary, The Pit, Richard Telles, 0-0 LA, Big Pictures, Los Angeles, Elizabeth Dee, New York, and The Dot Project, London. She is a member of two all-female identifying collectives, the sci-fi oriented Witch and Chameleon, and The Binder. She recently received back to back critical praise in reviews in the Los Angeles Times for both her curatorial project “The Airtight Garage” and her solo project, “Venusian Weather”.