Lauren Halsey

Artist Bio

Lauren Halsey

Lauren Halsey (b. 1987, Los Angeles, CA) is rethinking the possibilities for art, architecture, and community engagement. She produces both standalone artworks and site-specific projects, particularly in South Central Los Angeles, where her family has lived for several generations.

Combining found, fabricated, and handmade objects, Halsey’s work maintains a sense of civic urgency and free-flowing imagination, reflecting the lives of the people and places around her and addressing the crucial issues confronting people of color, queer populations, and the working class. Critiques of gentrification and disenfranchisement are accompanied by real-world proposals as well as celebration of on-the-ground aesthetics, creating visionary projects that are radical, collaborative, and experiential.

Exhibitions: Come One, Come All” and “Come As You Are
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