Ed Osborn Associate Professor of Visual Art

Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and performance. His pieces feature a tactile sense of space, movement, image and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. Osborn has been a Guggenheim Fellow and resident in the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. 

He has presented his work at SFMOMA (San Francisco, CA), the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), the Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany), Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland), MassMOCA (North Adams, MA), the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), and the Sonic Arts Research Centre (Belfast, Northern Ireland).

Prior to joining Brown he taught in numerous institutions including UC Santa Cruz and the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany. He teaches courses on sound art, physical computing, and electronic media.

Brown Affiliations

awards and honors

Residency, Harvestworks, New York, NY (2014)
Salomon Research Award, Brown University, Providence, RI (2014, 2010)
Residency, EMPAC, Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (2012)
Residency, The Arctic Circle, Svalbard, Norway (2011)
Residency, Yaddo Colony, Saratoga Springs, NY (2011)
Residency, Diapason Gallery, New York, NY (2011)
Arts Research Initiative Major Grant, UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA (2006)
Research Fellowship, Kunsthochschule für Media, Cologne, Germany (2003)
Residency, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute, Christchurch, New Zealand (2001)
Fellowship, DAAD Artists In Berlin Program, Berlin, Germany (2000)
Guggenheim Fellowship, Guggenheim Foundation, New York, NY (2000)
Creative Artist Fellowship, Oakland Cultural Affairs Commission, Oakland, CA (2000)
Residency, Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA (1999)
Residency, Polar Circuit, Tornio, Finland (1998)
Residency, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA (1995)
Residency, STEIM, Amsterdam, Netherlands (1994)
Residency, Het Apollohuis, Eindhoven, Netherlands (1994)
Residency, Banff Center for the Arts, Banff, AB, Canada (1993)