Ed Osborn works with many forms of electronic media including installation, video, sound, and, performance. His pieces show a tactile sense of space, movement, image and aurality combined with a precise economy of materials. Osborn has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Creative Work Fund, and Arts International and been awarded residencies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Het Apollohuis (Eindhoven, Netherlands), STEIM (Amsterdam), and EMPAC (Troy, NY).
He has presented his work worldwide with exhibitions at the singuhr-hörgalerie (Berlin, Germany), the Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Artspace (Sydney, Australia), the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane, Australia), Sonambiente Festival (Berlin, Germany), and Kiasma (Helsinki, Finland), among many others. He is on the faculty of the Visual Art Department at Brown University (Providence, RI).