Lauren Cardenas: Sept. 21
Artist Lecture: September 21, 2023, 5:30 PM // Art and Architecture Building, Room 109 // Campus/Student Collaboration: September 18-22, 2023
Lauren Cardenas is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Her current body of work asks the viewer to question the connotations of everyday mundane objects. She is investigating her bifurcated Mexican American identity as a subject matter.
During her one-week campus visit (September 18-22, 2023) Professor Lauren Cardenas will work on a collaborative print with students and faculty in the School of Art and present a public lecture on her work. Her visit is supported through the SECU Faculty Travel Program and the UT School of Art.
Cardenas holds a BA in Painting, Printmaking and Drawing from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX, she is a Tamarind Institute Printer Training Program graduate and holds an MFA in Visual Art with a focus in Print Media from Washington University in St. Louis. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally.
Cardenas was the editor and founder of PIECRUST Magazine (2011-2014), which was an art and biannual literary magazine based out of St. Louis. Lauren also was a co-founding member and co-director of Museum Blue (2014-2017), an artist-run project space in St. Louis. She has co-curated many exhibitions that make strides to bridge the gap between art and literature. Along with her curatorial and publishing practice, she was a founding member and an active part of the steering committee of the St. Louis Small Press Expo (2014-2016). She was a Gallery Committee member for the Holland Project in Reno, NV (2017-2018).