The Arts and Architecture Alumni Award recognizes the career achievements of alumni in the arts and design disciplines. The Arts and Architecture Alumni Society is proud to be a partner with the College’s academic units in sponsoring this recognition program. Brooklyn-based artist Lauren Luloff is the 2017 A&A Alumni Award recipient for the School of Visual Arts.
Lauren earned her Penn State B.F.A. in painting in 2001. She also holds a M.F.A. from Bard College. Lauren’s work layers collaged fabric and paint onto bed sheets that are mounted on wooden stretchers, creating delicate but expressive paintings. For her the sheets are a reference to “home, intimacy, dreams, and drama.” Lauren’s work has been at the center of well-received solo shows at galleries including Halsey McKay (East Hampton), Cooper Cole (Toronto, Ontario), and Marlborough Chelsea (New York). Recent group shows include Flat Fix (2017) at Halsey McKay and Imagine (2016) at Brand New Gallery in Milan, Italy. In addition to her formal education, Lauren’s work has been influenced by the hands-on instruction from working with an Indian textile artist on the ancient technique of block printing. Her work has been reviewed several times by The New York Times, and also by Vogue, Huffington Post, The Village Voice, Art in America, and others.
Lauren was recognized at the college awards ceremony recently, and while she was in town, she spent a bit of time critiquing with Helen O'Leary's ART 250 class. Click here to view the complete image gallery from Lauren's visit.