Laurie O’Brien is multi-disciplinary artist working with video, installation, performance and animation.  Her films and installations have screened and been shown in galleries nationally and internationally. Her work is inspired by the outdated, the hand-made and the mechanical combined with the digital. She is particularly interested in dual identities, alternate worlds and our attraction to deception.  She is the creator of the Peephole Cinema, a “miniature cinema” collective with satellite projects in three cities:  San Francisco, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles.  In each city, silent film shorts are screened 24/7 through a dime-sized peephole installed in a public location.  O’Brien received an MFA from Cal Arts and currently resides between Brooklyn and Rochester.  O’Brien is an Assistant Professor of Visual Media at RIT in the Photography Department.