No Home for You Here :: Lauren Cardenas

On View :: Sat. Jan. 13th, 2024 - Sun. Feb. 25th, 2024

“No Home for You Here/No hay hogar para ti” is a collection of work that explores the notion of loss and conflict by examining one’s hybrid identity – especially that of Latin Americans and how that has become defined by U.S. borders. In the politically divided, nationalist, and insular U. S., many blame the country’s problems on minorities. Multicultural individuals are prosecuted, threatened with deportation, refused amnesty, and racism, and their families are divided at the border, which is not the original tenet this country was built upon. 

LAUREN CARDENAS is the Assistant Professor of Printmaking at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. She is a studio artist who focuses on print media. She was the editor and founder of PIECRUST Magazine (2011-14), which was a biannual art and literary magazine based out of St. Louis. Lauren also was a co-founding member and co-director of Museum Blue (2014-17), an artist-run project space in St. Louis. Co-curating many exhibitions in attempts to bridge the gap between art and literature. Along with her curatorial and publishing practice, she was a founding member and an active part of the steering committee of the St. Louis Small Press Expo (2014-16). Cardenas holds a BA in Painting, Printmaking, and Drawing from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX; she has completed the Tamarind Institute Printer Training Program and holds an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis.

Lauren is the recipient of the 2024 Louisiana Call for Exhibitions and was selected by juror Risa Puleo.

Featured Image, Abrazame, provided by the artist