Private Client Services


Maura Brewer is a video artist with essayistic, research-driven projects that critique the relationship between feminism and capitalism.

Artist Bio

Private Client Services is an essay video and performance that documents the process of laundering money through art acquisition. The video follows artist Maura Brewer’s actions as she sets up a series of nested shell corporations in international finance centers, through which she will ultimately purchase and resell an artwork. Private Clients Services will combine performance documentation, interviews, and diagrammatic animations to explore each stage of the money laundering cycle. This performance will form the basis of an essay video that explores the dematerialization of art and money.


Award Year
2022
Status

In Progress

A caucasian woman with short dark hair, wearing a light blue shirt against a bright blue wall.

Maura Brewer

Los Angeles, CA

Maura Brewer is a video artist with essayistic, research-driven projects that critique the relationship between feminism and capitalism. Brewer received her undergraduate degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, her MFA from UC Irvine and she was a Whitney Independent Study Program fellow from 2014-2015. Her work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Art in General in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève in Geneva, the Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wein in Vienna, Biquini Wax in Mexico City, and Galleri F15 in Moss, Norway. Her work has received press coverage in The Paris Review, CBS News, The Guardian and CBC’s The Current. She is a recipient of the LENS Photography Council Award at LACMA, the Philadelphia Area Community Collaboratives fellowship at Haverford College, the Creative Economic Development Fund at CCI, the Fellowship for Visual Arts at CCF, and is a 2021 COLA Master Artist fellow. In addition to her visual art, she works as a private investigator.