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I heart LAUREN DICIOCCIO!

Artist: Lauren DiCioccio

I wanted to share one of my art crushes, Lauren DiCioccio.

DiCioccio looks at common items and puts an entirely different spin on what it means to create art from life. You know, the whole art imitates life and/or life imitates art thing? Well, she certainly makes you wonder what would happen if we put just as much labor into the everyday things. She is currently showing at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and I must say, since it’s Valentine’s day weekend, I thought I would spread the love.

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

4 replies on “I heart LAUREN DICIOCCIO!”

I know, Lauren DiCioccio is a fantastic artist and wondering how her work will progress. She is one of those artists that solidifies that craft can totally be fine arts. Although I don’t like labels and classification, the categorization still exists and will, most likely, persist. Glad you found her working engaging, das!

I’m glad Ms. DiCioccio’s work is inspiring to you. I agree. Looking at other artists is so important and not necessarily because you want to mimic what they do but to put your own experiences, knowledge, and story into your own work. You’re quite talented. I only knew you as a great writer but embroiderer as well? Awesome! And, yes, I agree, I love the Dear Soldier project!

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