Lauren Carter (b. 1982) holds an MFA with Distinction from the University of New Mexico and a BFA from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in Painting and Metalwork.
Carter’s studio practice strives to communicate ideas of othering and un-making. Metaphors for the corporeal experience and notions of vulnerability, degeneration, nostalgia, and sentimentality are incorporated in her work through the manipulation of materials and the re-presentation of objects synonymous with loss or repair.
Her approach to navigating the vast discourse of the human body is a multifaceted one, where societal, political, and personal concepts of degradation and sustainability are explored in mixed media sculpture, 2d work, and installations.
A native of south Louisiana, she presently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois.
Selected exhibitions include: Rendezvous, Keystone Gallery, Los Angeles (2015), Suddenly Plastic, Chicago Artists’ Coalition (2014); Iffy Conditions, GAG Gallery, Chicago (2014); Artifice from the Cave, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, Chicago (2014); Body in Flux, Chicago Art Department Gallery, Chicago (2013); pre/proscribed. Gallery AC, Albuquerque, NM (2012); New View, Tamarind Institute, Albuquerque, NM (2011).