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lauren cardenás [index]


lauren cardenás is a mexican american studio artist who focuses on print media. her current body of work asks the viewer to question the connotations of everyday mundane objects. she is investigating her bifurcated mexican aAmerican identity as a subject matter.

cardenás holds a ba in painting, printmaking, and drawing from southwestern uUniversity in georgetown, tx; she is a tamarind institute printer training program graduate and holds an mfa in visual art focusing on print media from washington university in st. louis. her artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally. she was awarded the university of nevada, reno black rock press redfield fellowship (2016-2018). she created a limited edition artist book titled “Things You See in the Dark,” which is a collaboration with poet daniel enrique perez.

she was the editor and founder of PIECRUST magazine (2011-2014), an art and biannual literary magazine based out of st. louis. lauren also was a co-founding member and co-director of museum blue (2014-2017), an artist-run project space in st. louis. along with her curatorial and publishing practice, she was a founding member and an active part of the steering committee of the st. louis small press expo (2014-2016). she was a gallery committee member for the holland project in reno, nv (2017-2018). she has co-curated many exhibitions that make strides to bridge the gap between art and literature. she lives in baton rouge, louisiana, and is the assistant professor of printmaking at louisiana state university.