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Lauren Fensterstock- “Recent Work and Research”

University of Oregon Department of Art – Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lauren Fensterstock- “Recent Work and Research”

Lauren Fensterstock is an artist, writer, and curator based in Portland, Maine. Her work is held in private and public collections in the US, Europe, and Asia and has been the subject of numerous exhibitions including recent shows at The John Michael Kohler Art Center, The Contemporary Austin, The Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, and The Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Outside the studio, Fensterstock currently serves as a Critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. She previously served as Academic Program Director of the Interdisciplinary MFA in Studio Arts at Maine College of Art and as Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Her curatorial projects and published writings have been featured internationally. Fensterstock received a BFA from the Parsons School of Design and a MFA from SUNY New Paltz.

In an illustrated lecture, Lauren Fensterstock will share the motivations and research behind her recent work. Known for her intricately hand-cut paper installations, Fensterstock weaves together historical references spanning the Baroque, the Picturesque, Minimalism, and the decorative arts to explore the history of nature.

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