Lauren Camp

Lauren Camp works with fabric to create art about human rights and cultural identity, jazz, women's issues, and internal and external mapping. Her work has been exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad, and garnered top awards at several shows. The Fabric of Jazz, her 12-year series of jazz portraits, toured ten U.S. museums between 2004 and 2007. Her series Flinch: A Study of Your Self, a collection of women's histories, portraits, and artist's books, began traveling in early 2009. Kaiser Permanente Medical Center (Panorama City, CA) commissioned three large works. Lauren's artwork is included in two U.S. embassies --Ashgabat, Turkmenistan and Bamako, Mali. She has been an artist-in-residence for disadvantaged youth in New Jersey and New Mexico, and frequently works as a mentor with adults to encourage creativity, build confidence, and teach art marketing skills. Lauren is also a published and performing poet. In 2006, she was awarded a New Mexico Discovery Award for her writing. For four years, she has been an audio producer and on-air jazz programmer for public radio station KSFR 101.1 FM in Santa Fe, NM.