Photo credit: Katie Williams, Creative Loafing Charlotte
Born 1986, Atlanta, Georgia
Growing up, Lauren enjoyed drawing and painting. She took Three-Dimensional Design as a freshman in high school. This course not only introduced her to sculpture, a medium she immediately loved, but also to the idea that art-making is a valuable intellectual pursuit.
After high school, Lauren attended Davidson College. She created sculptures, drawings, paintings and prints as a Studio Art major. She also led a successful two-year campaign to construct an outdoor, permanent labyrinth on campus.
Lauren continued her post-secondary education at The University of Georgia, where her repertoire expanded to include performance and video art. Lauren graduated with her M.F.A. in Sculpture in May 2012.
Lauren Elizabeth Cunningham