Lauren Fensterstock creates elaborate sculptures and installations that explore the evolving history of our relationship to nature. These intricate artworks are constructed in the materials of ladies’ accomplishments, such as quilled paper and shellwork, emphasizing the capacity of traditional female crafts to reflect on the complexities of the world beyond the domestic sphere.
Fensterstock is a United States Artist Fellow whose work has been the subject of major solo exhibitions including the Chrysler Museum, MOCA Jacksonville, The John Michael Kohler Art Center, and Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Other recent exhibitions include The Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Rijswijk Museum, Austin Contemporary, and Des Moines Art Center.
Outside the studio, Lauren has taught, lectured, and critiqued around the country. She was the 2018-19 Lamar Dodd Professorial Chair at the University of Georgia and has held appointments at the Rhode Island School of Design, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Maine College of Art.