Lauren Kalman

Lauren Kalman

  • Associate Professor, Fine Art (Core Studio, Metalsmithing, Ceramics, Sculpture), Elaine L. Jacob Endowed Chair
  • ex2503@wayne.edu
  • 313-577-2980
  • 150 Art Building

Areas of Expertise

Metalsmtihing

Sculpture

Ceramics

Digital Art

 

 

Biography

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist and internationally recognized jeweler and metalsmith, based in Detroit. Her practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates beauty, adornment, body image, and the built environment. 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.

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, 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, Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Detroit Institute of Art, Museum of Arts and Design, and the Korean Ceramics Foundation.

 

She has been awarded residencies at the Corning Museum of Glass, Bemis Center, Australian National University, Corporation of Yaddo, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, and Haystack. She has received Chenven Foundation, Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Puffin Foundation West, and ISE Cultural Foundation grants.

She was a Curatorial Fellow at the Center for Craft from 2019-2020 and received the 2020 Françoise van den Bosch Award, presented every other year to a designer of jewellery of international standing, in recognition of his or her oeuvre

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

 

Degrees and Certifications

 MFA. The Ohio State University
BFA. Massachusetts College of Art
Apprentice, Johnson Atelier Technical Institute of Sculpture