Laura Ortman

2022 Program Artist

Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache, lives and works in Brooklyn, New York) is a soloist musician and composer creating across multiple platforms and is versed in Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, keyboards, and amplified violin. She has collaborated with artists such as Tony Conrad, Jock Soto, Raven Chacon, Nanobah Becker, Okkyung Lee, Martin Bisi, Jeffrey Gibson, Caroline Monnet, Tanya Lukin Linklater, Martha Colburn, and In Defense of Memory. She has performed at countless venues across the US, Canada and Europe including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Stone residency, The New Museum, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, The Toronto Biennial, and the Centre Pompidou, Paris. In 2008 Ortman founded the Coast Orchestra, an all-Indigenous orchestral ensemble. Most recently, Ortman was the recipient of the 2022 United States Artists Fellowship and 2022 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists and was a participating artist in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.


POSTPONED: The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips)

Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) will be postponed until June 2023. New dates and times will be shared via our website and social media channels. The sky held me (rainfall on hands hair lips) was intended to be a series of springtime site-specific performance investigations taking place […]

date and time

May 18 – May 22

10:00am – 4:00pm

Donors & Supporters

Audrey S. Hellyer Charitable Foundation
Women Leading Initiative