With the use of delicate materials, Lauren DiCioccio creates soft sculptures of objects disappearing from the everyday, for better or worse. Replicas of newspapers, currency, and plastic bags and bottles are formed out of dainty fabrics tediously hand–embroidered with thread. These mundane objects are made precious both to convey a sense of nostalgia and to underline the ugliness of waste by invoking the opposite attribute. They also serve as a reminder of our fleeting world and, by extension, our fleeting selves.
Lauren DiCioccio is an artist based in the Bay Area. DiCioccio received a BA from Colgate University in 2002. Though academically trained in painting, much of her current body of work employs the medium of embroidery, which she learned at an early age from her mother. DiCioccio has shown her work at local venues including: Jack Fischer Gallery, Intersection for the Arts, The San Jose ICA, The Lab and the SFMOMA Artists Gallery. Recently she has been included in shows at the Bellevue Art Museum (WA), Pasadena Art Center (CA), Union College (NY), the University of Nevada (Reno), Walker Contemporary (Boston), and Jen Bekman Gallery (NYC).
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