In her weaving, Lauren Salazar is able to connect and explore within the layered cultural heritage of the medium, while also indulging in the abstract language of painting. She invites viewers’ associations with weaving, such as domesticity, tradition, femininity, and craft. Furthermore, while exploiting the formal weaving grid, Salazar magnifies and simplifies traditional weaving patterns to reveal the complex designs that the threads are capable of making. Lauren Salazar earned a BFA in Painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 and a MFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Lauren also had an artist’s residency at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2013. In 2014, her work was featured in a solo exhibition, "Fused Dualities, at Lawndale Art Center". Additionally, she was featured in the Spring/Summer 2016 group exhibition, "Handle with Care", at architecture and design firm, Gensler (Houston).