Lauren Wilcox

Untitled by Lauren Wilcox
Friday, March 31, 2017 to Sunday, July 23, 2017


This exhibit explores two new bodies of work focused on the cumulative effect of passing impressions. The first body of work is a series of crystallized images selected from the artist’s image archive. The archive is a collection of found photographs and hyper feminine imagery that highlights the obsessive pre-determinism of femininity.

The second body of work features largely obliterated images skimmed over acetate. These ghostly images mimic the erasure of individual identity and rewriting of personal history that can occur in the process of creating the hardened perception of gender, self or other.


About the Artist:

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Wilcox is an artist and art educator currently teaching at Pittsburgh’s CAPA high school. She received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Wilcox’s artistic practice works with figures and symbols of the feminine to create an external representation of the obsession with images and self-image that is prevalent in today’s DIY mediated world. These representations take a variety of forms that play on the nature of photography and the captured image.