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Lauren Mabry

Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Lauren Mabry is an artist living and working in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received her BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 2007 and her MFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. Her ceramic work is internationally known for its bold, expressive glazes and is represented in permanent collections at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Sheldon Museum of Art. She is the recipient of individual grants from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, The Independence Foundation, and the NCECA Emerging Artist Award. Over recent years she has shown in many noteworthy galleries such as Ferrin Contemporary, Mindy Solomon Gallery, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. She has worked at national and international residencies including the Jingdezhen International Studio in China, the Gaya Ceramic Art Center in Bali, The Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Montana, The Clay Studio of Philadelphia, Mission Clay Products in Arizona, and the LH Project in Oregon. Mabry is currently represented by Ferrin Contemporary and Pentimenti Gallery.


I found myself awestruck and absorbed, drawn across the room by smallish pyramid-shaped gems – the brilliance of "Glaze Flow Blocks" by Karen Thuesen Massaro had me gripped.