Lauren Salazar

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).
Artist's CV: 

Man Handled

Lauren Salazar, "Man Handled", 2016, handwoven twine and cotton, maple frame, paint, 18 x 12 1/2 x 2"

Umbilical

Umbilical, 2019, cottolin, cotton twine, mason line, pine frame, spray paint, 24 x 23 x 2 1/2"

I'll Braid

I'll Braid, 2018, mop cotton, fabric paint, pine frame, 38 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Innards

Innards, 2017, mop cotton, thread, fabric paint, pine frame, 22 1/2 x 22 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Patterns in Twill

Patterns in Twill, 2018, butcher's twine, fabric paint, pine frame, 17 1/2 x 12 x 2 1/2"

Construction Chic

Construction Chic, 2017, cottolin, mason line, thread, redwood frame, 25 1/2 x 23 x 2 1/2"

Revealing Wishing Well

Revealing Wishing Well, 2018, hardware twine, butcher's twine, fabric paint, pine frame, 29 x 1/2 x 22 x 2 1/2"

Leaving

Leaving, 2018, mop cotton, paint, pine frame, spray paint, 23 x 35 x 2 1/2"

Landscape

Landscape, 2018, hardware twine, cottolin, pine frame, 22 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Painting Log Cabin

Painting Log Cabin, 2018, mop cotton, fabric paint, pine frame, 42 1/2 x 42 1/2 x 2 1/2"

Hold On

Hold On, 2015, handwoven cottolin, maple frame, paint, 36 x 18 x 2"

Sister/Brother

Sister/Brother, 2016, handwoven cottolin, maple frame, paint, 25 x 25 x 2"

Into Pieces

Into Pieces, 2015, handwoven twine, maple frame, paint, 24 x 24 x 2"

Into Pieces ii

Into Pieces ii, 2016, handwoven twine, maple frame, paint, 36 x 44 x 2"

Sold Inventory

Heaven Couldn't...

Heaven Couldn't Wait IV You, 2016, handwoven cotton, maple frame, paint, 35 x 35 x 2"

Hole

Hole, 2015, handwoven cottolin, maple frame, paint, 14 x 18 x 2"

Whole

Whole, 2015, handwoven cottolin, maple frame, paint, 14 x 18 x 2"