Lauren Tickle is an artist based in New York, who works in a variety of mediums to reflect on social constructs. Currently her “Increasing Value” process takes the defined value of currency and distills it down to graphic elements which are then re-synthesized as an object of greater value. Lauren has a BFA from the Pratt Institute and an MFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work has been exhibited across globe including Gallery Four, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL), Seoul Art Center’s Hangaram Art Museum, Dean Project, the Marino Marini Museum for Contemporary Arts, and the Galerie Sofie Lachaert. Lauren’s work can be found in numerous private collections both nationally and internationally including the permanent collection of CODA Museum in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. She has also been published in 500 Silver Jewelry Designs, Paper Craft II, Kunsthåndverk, and American Craft and was a winner of the prestigious Talente Prize in 2014.
Lauren will be giving a lecture based on her work and the notions of value relating to jewelry. She will discuss how objects of adornment often raise assumptions made by both the wearer and viewer. Lauren’s process of investigation and research is central to her theme of questioning value concepts. She will also speak about the creative process of developing this theme and will also touch upon how jewelry can be used as a research tool and conversation starter leading to the exploration of art, design and value.