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Carole Frances Lung is a soft guerilla activist, artist, and academic living in Long Beach, CA. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole utilizes a hybrid of playful activism, cultural criticism, research and spirited crafting of one of a kind garment production performances investigating the human cost of mass production and consumption, addressing issues of value and time, through the thoroughly hand-made construction and salvaging of garments. Her performances have been exhibited at Los Angeles Municipal Gallery, Craft in America Study Center, Maloof Foundation, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Ben Maltz Gallery, OTIS College of Art and Design, Catherine Smith Gallery, Appalachian State University and the Ghetto Biennale Port Au Prince Haiti. Publications include: KCET Artbound, Surface Design Journal, Chicago Arts News, American Craft Council: Shaping the Future of Craft, Art in America, and Art Papers. She has lectured at Bauhaus University in Weimar Germany, The School of Art and Design Oslo, Norway, and Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.  She has taught classes and workshops at Arrowmont, Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Penland School of Craft. She has been awarded a Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, a Craft Creativity and Design

Center Grant, a CSULA creative leave (2014), a creative mini grant (2013 and 2014), and nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany award, At the Edge Gallery 400 award, and Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship. Carole is an Associate Professor at California

State University Los Angeles where she was recently named a Fellow for the Public Good, and she maintains the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms, Frau Fiber’s headquarters and experimental factory in downtown Long Beach.

 

Carole Frances Lung