Lauren Davies is a Cleveland-based artist. Davies has been an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA, California Academy of Sciences, Santa Fe Art Institute, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and La Porte Peinte in France. She has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and multiple grants from Ohio Arts Council. Her widely exhibited work has been reviewed in Art in America, San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Art Papers, Photograph magazine, and Temporary Art Review. She received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute.
Emerging Artist Grant, 2016
For my ongoing project Industry Unraveled, I photograph locations throughout the Rust Belt, which I send to Walmart to be processed into woven versions of the photo. I then deconstruct the photographic weavings, pulling threads and incorporating dying and collage techniques. The connection between the image and the process through which it is created underscores the huge shift that has transpired in this area, impacting everything from economics and the environment to social structure and community life.”