MFA, Clemson University, 2021
Q: What year are you at Clemson and what is your dream job after you graduate?
A: I am a first year MFA candidate and after graduation plan to pursue a position in academia or a long-term artist residency.
Q:How would you describe your design aesthetic/ style?
A: I have in interest in cycles of growth and decay found in both industrial and natural environments.
Q: What do you love most about being an artist?
A: I love being able to overcome obstacles, make work I feel strongly about, and share it with others.
Q: What are your inspirations? In general and for the selected piece.
A: I take inspiration from industrial architecture, organic forms found in nature, and representations of life cycles and temporality.
Q: What piece of work or project are you most proud of and why?
A: Last semester, I created a large-scale modular sculpture that utilized many skills that I had never attempted before. Although it did not turn out perfect, I spent a lot of time with it and learned a lot from my mistakes.
Q: What are you most excited about for this CSA season?
A: It will be my first experience with the organization so I am just excited to see what it’s all about.
Q: What are some other art related internships, demonstrations, gallery showings, or publications you have been involved with?
A: My work has been exhibited in over a dozen juried shows and I have been published in APERO Fine Arts Catalogue.
See some of Lauren's previous work below!