Wayne State University

Lauren Kalman

Lauren Kalman

  • 313-577-2980

  • 150 Art Building

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates beauty, adornment, body image, and the built environment. 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 the Massachusetts College of Art.


Kalman exhibits and lectures internationally. Her work has been featured in exhibitions at the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Museum of Arts and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum, Contemporary Art Museum Houston, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mint Museum, and the World Art Museum in Beijing, among others. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

She has been awarded residencies at the Bemis Center, the Australian National University, the Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Haystack, and Santa Fe Art Institute. She has received Ponyide, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation West and ISE Cultural Foundation Emerging Curator grants.

 

But if the Crime is Beautiful... Strangers to the Garden, 2016, 3000 brass leaves, Modern furniture replicas, 10 inkjet prints

But if the Crime is Beautiful... Strangers to the Garden, 2016, 3000 brass leaves, Modern furniture replicas, 10 inkjet prints

But if the Crime is Beautiful... Strangers to the Garden , 2016, Inkjet prints

But if the Crime is Beautiful...,2014, Gold-plated brass, Modern furniture replicas, mixed-media, inkjet prints

At Wayne State Kalman's teaching includes:

  • Core Studio
  • Metalsmithing
  • Senior Seminar in Visual Arts
  • Master of Arts Seminar
  • Master of Fine Arts Seminar