Brenda LaBier was born in New York and currently lives in Colorado. She received her BA in Art History from the State University of New York at Binghamton and a BFA in Photography from Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has shown internationally and nationally exhibiting frequently in Denver, Los Angeles, New York and Virginia.
Her artworks draw on personal events as the dominant theme of her confessional art portraying emotions and often expressing the themes of memory, identity, betrayal and trauma through photography, video, performative components and installation. Fundamentally, the work is a process of healing, a way to maintain psychological equilibrium – while engaging the viewer with physical beauty and unsettling pleasure.
LaBier's many years of experience in the visual arts include art administration in museum and gallery organizations. In her professional endeavors she has curated over 100 exhibitions as Curator of the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, and as Curatorial Administrator for the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles where she organized national exhibitions and conservation projects.