Maura Brewer

Lecturer

Maura Brewer

Maura Brewer is a visual artist who works in video, performance and experimental fashion design. Drawing on science fiction narratives and Hollywood film, Brewer asks questions about the ways that cinematic identification constructs female subjects. Maura Brewer was a Whitney Independent Study Program fellow from 2014-2015, and received her MFA from the University of California, Irvine in 2011. She is a founding member of the Rational Dress Society, a counter-fashion collective.

Her work was been exhibited internationally, and is the currently subject of a solo exhibition at the University Art Gallery at UC Irvine. Her projects have recently been exhibited at Human Resources in Los Angeles, the Elizabeth Arts Foundation in New York and MUMOK in Vienna. She is a recipient of the 2016 Creative Economic Development Fund Grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation, and was a 2016 artist in residence at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago. Her work in fashion design has received press coverage in The Guardian, the New York Times and Surface Magazine. She lives and works in Los Angeles.

JUMPSUIT, the Rational Dress Society, 2016
Zero Dark Birthday, 2014. Single-channel video, color, sound.
Decision / Realization, 2016