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CWU Hosts Webinar Talk by Visual Artist Lauren Kalman

The CWU Department of Art and Design will host a live Zoom webinar by Lauren Kalman on Thursday, February 25, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).

Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is rooted in contemporary craft, sculpture, video, photography and performance. Her work investigates constructions of the ideal, the politics of craft, and the built environment through performances using her body.

Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA in Art and Technology from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA with a focus in Metals from Massachusetts College of Art.
She has taught at institutions including Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design. Currently she is an Associate Professor at Wayne State University.

Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Museum of Arts and Design, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Cranbrook Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mint Museum, the World Art Museum in Beijing, and the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris among others.

Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Detroit Institute of Art, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Lauren Kalman’s lecture is part of a series of programs engaging interdisciplinary topics within the visual arts and hosted by the CWU Department of Art + Design.

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Media Contact: Heather Horn Johnson, 509-963-2665,
Image Credit: Lauren Kalman, Device for Filling a Void (1), 2014, 4 in. x 4 in. x 4 in., Gold-plated electroformed copper, and sterling silver.