2017 Artist Fellow

Lauren Halsey

www.laurenhalsey.com/

Lauren Halsey was born in Los Angeles, California in 1987. She builds sculptures and environments that remix vernacular culture and ephemera from urban communities. Acting both as an archivist and an architect she creates fantasy kingdoms that combine elements of nature, technicolor, outer space and Funk. The works exist as spatial metaphors for optimism, self-determination and love.


Halsey holds an MFA from Yale University (2014) and a BFA from California Institute of the Arts (2012). She recently completed a residency at Recess (2016), The Studio Museum in Harlem (2014-2015) and is the recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Award (2014).

Kingdom Splurge (2.4.6.14), 2014, mixed media, 24 FT x 40 FT — View detail

What If WE Owned Businesses In The Hood?, 2012, ink on poster board, 22 IN X 30 IN — View detail

Funktism of the Pharaoh, 2013, mixed media, 30 IN x 40 IN — View detail

“They got Lil Bit”, 2013, mixed media, 4 FT x 8 FT — View detail

Kingdom Splurge (3.7.15.15), 2015, mixed media, 23 FT x 35 FT — View detail

Kingdom Splurge (3.7.15.15), 2015, mixed media, 23 FT x 35 FT — View detail

“Pride In Our Neighborhood” Float, 2016, mixed media, 10 FT x 45 FT — View detail

“Pride In Our Neighborhood” Float, 2016, mixed media, 10 FT x 45 FT — View detail