Lauren Baccus

Lauren Baccus is a textile artist based in Miami, Florida and currently completing a Masters in Textiles and Material Culture at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She recently served as Artist-in-Residence at the Peter Bullough Foundation (Winchester, Virgina, USA) which is dedicated to the development of emerging artists. Lauren’s work has been activated as performative masquerade pieces for The Golden Calf, 2019 (St. Croix, USVI) and The Land Belongs to the Land, 2017 (St. Croix, USVI). She has most recently been included in the group exhibitions Culture Caribana (Studio 18, Pembrook Pines) and Animism (Studio Walsh, USVI). Lauren is the founder of Salt and Aloes, an ongoing digital project centered on material culture of the Caribbean. Her research and writing on cloth and costume traditions of the Caribbean has been published by Wovenutopia Magazine (Summer 2022). She was most recently a panelist at the 2022 Black Portraitures Conference: Mas Movements, and a featured speaker for Textile Arts LA, presenting her work on masquerade as resistance.

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