Lauren Davies

Cleveland, Ohio

Artworks shown are selected from works submitted by the artist in their grant or residency application. All works are copyright of the artist or artist’s estate.

About Lauren Davies

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Lauren Davies’ studio practice combines a variety of processes including photography, textiles, experimental materials, and crafts meshed with location-based research and community histories. Lauren is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Emerging Artist Award in addition to multiple Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards. Her work has been presented at Transformer Station, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery, the Fuller Craft Museum, University of Akron, Jack Fischer Gallery, and the Rust Belt Biennial. She has been an artist-in-residence at MASSMoCA, Santa Fe Art Institute, and La Porte Peinte in France, plus residencies in the San Francisco Bay Area at the California Academy of Sciences, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and The Lab. Her work has been reviewed in Art in America, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Photograph Magazine, Art Papers, and Temporary Art Review, amongst others. Lauren received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. She currently lives in Cleveland.

Program Participation

Joan Mitchell Center Residency, 2022

Emerging Artist Grant, 2016

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After decades in California, I returned to my Rust Belt roots. This geographic change shifted my attention to the impact of the decaying American manufacturing economy. Combining photography with digitally woven textiles, my work examines how economic history continues to reside in the landscape and abandoned industrial architecture of the Rust Belt region.”