Lauren Eckert is a multimedia object maker and illustrator from southern New Jersey. She works in fields such as digital fabrication, video, audio, and robotics and brings this research back to her creative home, in the crafts disciplines. She uses the tools and materials of industry—metal, computers, screens, 3D printing, and code—as a means to witness the machine’s collaborative relationship with people and thought. As a result of this experience, her objects and digital works come from, look towards, and suggest her visions for anticipated versions of the future.
Lauren attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia, where she received her BFA in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM in 2019. She has received awards including a Shapeways Education Grant, the Temple University 2019 Rio Grande Student Award, and a Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference Student Scholarship. Her work was included in the 2018 SNAG Jewelry and Metals Survey and has been exhibited in venues such as the Wayne Arts Center, Wayne, PA; Nazareth College Arts Center, Rochester, NY; and Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. In 2018, she curated the show, The Virtual Hand, for Temple University. To learn more about Lauren’s work, visit https://lauren-eckert.com/.
Lauren’s residency is generously underwritten by Sara and Bill Morgan.