Lauren Vanni received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics from the University of Delaware where she was an adjunct professor and the Ceramics Studio Manager. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and a Master of Education in Art Education from Arcadia University. She is currently the Art and Design Coordinator and Professor of Art at Cecil College in Maryland.
Lauren creates ceramic sculptures, installations and functional objects. Inspired by natural forms, she explores landscape through multiple, interlocking and nested elements. She enjoys working with clay because it encourages invention and possibilities.
Lauren’s work has been widely exhibited at various galleries including the Biggs Museum in Dover, DE, Marlboro Gallery in Largo, MD, Crane Arts Building in Philadelphia, PA, Brooklyn Artist Gym in Brooklyn, NY, LSU School of Art Gallery in Baton Rouge, LA, and the Chester County Art Association Gallery in West Chester, PA. Her work,Repetition, was purchased for permanent collection by the Brown Forman Distillery in Louisville, KY. Most recently she was selected to present Outside In, a solo exhibition and lecture at Arcadia University’s Harrison Gallery as part of the Alumni Spotlight Series. Currently she is working collaboratively combining language and clay in an attempt to draw attention to the human impact on nature.
Here’s a great article about Lauren!