Alumnus Matt Lambert and Associate Professor Lauren Kalman awarded Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship

The Center for Craft announced its 2020 Curatorial Fellows, three teams of emerging craft curators who were selected to develop and mount cutting-edge exhibitions for display in the Center for Craft’s galleries in downtown Asheville, NC during the 2020 exhibition season. James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History alumnus Matt Lambert (BFA '12) and Associate Professor Lauren Kalman were awarded a Center for Craft Curatorial Fellowship for their curatorial project, Desire Paths.

Desire Paths looks at makers both within the discourse of craft and ones that exist on the periphery of the craftscape who focus on the movement of the body towards something desirable. These desires of the body are in relationship to: nature, tech, self and society. Using architectural theory and queer curatorial strategies, Desire Paths will examine the possibilities and futures of bodies, revealing connections between the corporeal and craft.

The Fellows will work closely with Center staff to produce the exhibition, develop didactic material and an exhibitions catalog, and deliver a curatorial talk.

About Center for Craft
Founded in 1996, the Center for Craft is a national 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft through fostering new ideas, funding craft scholarship, and backing the next generation of makers, curators, and critics. The Center has developed a strong national reputation as a significant resource for artists, museums, academic researchers, university students, and arts organizations. Each year, the Center for Craft administers over a quarter million dollars in grants to those working in the craft field. For more information, visit