November 2011 -- The North Brooklyn Public Art Coalition (nbART) announced the selection of its sixth public art project, The Newtown Creek Armada, a collaboration between three Brooklyn artists -Laura Chipley, Nathan Kensinger, and Sarah Nelson Wright. READ MORE
October 2011 -- The Urban Homesteading Project's Forest won audience award for best experimental film at the Red Hook Film Festival............................
September 2011 -- The nonprofit foundation Art Matters announced twenty-three grants to US-based artists focusing on communication and collaboration across national borders. Laura Chipley received support for travel to Ecuador to document the ongoing effects of oil contamination perpetrated by Texaco in the Amazon from 1964–1990. READ MORE
Video still from Deep Black Sea: Amazon (2011)
Deep Black Sea is an ongoing experimental documentary project that chronicles the aftermath of oil spills around the world in a way that, contrary to the often fleeting approach of the mainstream media, asks the viewer to contemplate at length the transformative effect of these spills on wildlife, humans and landscapes. READ MORE