Friday, September 18, 2009

Meet Lauren Fensterstock, the 2010 Visual Arts Fellow

“I am both humbled and honored to receive this fellowship from the Maine Arts Commission. It is an incredible affirmation that means so much to me. This fellowship will help me to realize my dream of working on a larger, more significant and more confident scale. For the first time, I will be able to invest the time and purchase the materials necessary to bring my ideas into being in their fullest and uncompromised form."
- Lauren Fensterstock

Image above is from the Parterre installation at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Lauren Fensterstock is an artist and curator based in Portland, Maine. Her work has been featured broadly across the US including recent shows at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Kohler Art Center, Portland Museum of Art, DUMBO Art Center, Boston Center for the Arts, MASS Art Gallery, and Albany Airport. Lauren holds degrees from The Parsons School of Design (BFA 1997) and SUNY New Paltz (MFA 2000). Outside the studio, Lauren is currently Interim Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art. Recent freelance curatorial projects include AFI: Upside Down which will debut at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece in April 2009.

Lauren will be on stage with all of this year's fellows, and Traditional Arts Masters, at the Strand Theatre in Rockland on October 23. This event is free and open to the public.

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