Laura Lea Nalle is a multidisciplinary artist from Austin, Texas, where she was born and raised into a family with a long and colorful history. Her proclivity for bohemian and progressive thinking runs deep. She exhibited artistic talent from a very early age and went on to study formally at Idyllwild Arts Academy and Pratt Institute. At Pratt, she was introduced to the school of thought known as critical theory and instantly fell in love with the world of ideas as they show us how to live better lives. Laura Lea went on to complete a master’s degree in philosophy with a specialty in aesthetics. She conducted her thesis research at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas, where she explored the significance of participation in aesthetic experience. The core of Laura Lea’s philosophical and artistic inquiry aims at one thing, namely exploring ways we can become better people – more engaged and more capable of experiencing love and beauty – and thereby live freer, more meaningful lives.