Lan Tuazon is an associate professor of Sculpture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is currently working on Future Fossils, a durational and documentary sculpture about the scale of the human footprint of consumption. Her solo exhibitions include the Brooklyn Museum and Storefront of Art and Architecture in New York, Visual Arts Center at the University of Texas in Austin, and Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.
Lan's Upcoming Workshops
Open to All
Students of any skill and knowledge level.
Jun 12 - 16, 2023
Raw and Cooked
Raw and Cooked is a materials lab exploring five techniques of material invention: densify, reconfigure, transform, design, and cultivate. This class encourages experimentation with traditional techniques of production including casting, papermaking, and weaving. Accompanying lectures on garbology, vernacular architecture, secondary-use design, and current industrial models of material manufacture help us to understand both physical properties and their interconnected social, political, and ethical meanings. Dispensing with the notion of nature as a standing supply of raw materials, this course exercises art in a circular economy by sourcing surplus, waste, and by-products as the resources for making which contain inherent potential for meaning.