Laura Milkins is an interdisciplinary artist living in Tucson, AZ. Her work explores vulnerability, intimacy, and cultural norms, using variety of media: online-interactive performance, video, drawing, painting, and live radio/podcasting. Through storytelling, her work examines the connection between technology, community and notions of identity.
Her current project, Of Birds and Men, is a series of 26 portraits of men in power who have been accused of sexual misconduct. Each man is accompanied by an exquisitely-drawn bird starting with the same letter as his name.
Past work includes Zero Packaging Project, a year without packaging; The Depression Session, a radio show devoted to de-stigmatizing depression; and Walking Home: stories from the desert to the Great Lakes, in which Milkins walked 2,007 miles from Arizona to Michigan wearing a live webcam.
Her work has been exhibited across the U.S., Mexico, and in France. She has received grants, awards, and international recognition for her work including a Fulbright award to travel and work in Mexico City.