By drawing expressive figures filtered through the lens of her own delusions of grandeur, Laurie Alan Browne challenges the viewer to confront social injustices and personal struggles as hopeful opportunities for growth, both individually and collectively. Influenced by the cultural dichotomy of her birthplace in the Mississippi Delta, functional mental illness, and the chaos and unrehearsed irreverence of Robert Rauschenberg and surrealist René Magritte, Browne examines, critiques, and celebrates the inescapable friction of being a modern Southern American.


Hissyfit is Browne’s first solo art show; a sampling of pieces produced over a six month period following her inclusion in The Ogden Museum of Southern Art’s Louisiana Contemporary 2017 exhibition.