Founder of Opulent Mobility
Laura Brody received her MFA in costume design from the California Institute of the Arts in 1992. Since that time she has been a professional costume maker, designer, and teacher. Her costume and craft experience gave her the skills needed to turn wheelchairs, walkers, and mobility scooters into sculptural works of art. Her mobility art began in 2009, when she re-imagined her first wheelchair for a show with Cannibal Flower. Since then, her artworks were shared by Frances Anderton on NPR, on The Improvised Life, through Voyage LA, and in Create Magazine. She developed and co-curated Opulent Mobility, a group exhibit dealing with mobility and disability, with Anthony Tusler. The show is now in its fourth year and is seeking out venues for next year exhibit.