Born in 1967 in Palo Alto, CA, USA and raised in Los Altos Hills, Laura Jacobson earned an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2003) and a BA from Stanford University (1989). She worked as a journalist for San Francisco Bay Area newspapers before pursuing her lifelong passion for the visual arts. Her early explorations in ceramics and the human form grew to encompass a deeper query into the human brain and collisions between biology and culture. Ceramics and prints were featured in a show titled 'Our Cosmic Brain' at NYU Langone Art Gallery in New York, NY in 2018, and are now in the NYU permanent collection. Her solo exhibition 'Into the Mind' was installed at the McKnight Foundation in Minneapolis, MN for six months in 2016. Her 2014 work 'Digital Sediment II' won Honorable Mention at the 'BRAIN-ART Initiative' show at the Beverley Art Center in Chicago, IL. A permanent installation of her 'Brain Scapes' is on display at Stanford University. Works may be found in numerous private collections in the United States and around the world. She is raising two teens with neuroscientist Anthony Wagner and maintains a sculpture and print studio in Palo Alto.