Exhibitions

2017

Wounded Nature | Vulpes Bastille | Kansas City, MO

Service Industry Art Show | Night Blooms Darkroom | Kansas City, MO

 

2016

Without Borders | Studio Montclair | Montclair, NJ

New Fibers 2016 | Eastern Michigan University | Ypsilanti, MI

 

2015

Halls Art + Fashion | Halls Crown Center | Kansas City, MO

 

2014

Follies of Duplicative Infrastructures | Hearth at Farm to Market | Kansas City, MO

Annual BFA Exhibition | H&R Block Artspace |Kansas City, MO

Progress and Prosperity | Vulpes Bastille | Kansas City, MO

 

2012

Construction in Structure | City Ice Arts | Kansas City, MO

 

2009-2014

KCAI End of Semester Show | Fiber and Sculpture |Kansas City, MO


LAUREN SOBCHAK

Artist & Educator

 

INFO

laurensobchak@gmail.com

www.laurensobchak.com

 

EDUCATION

 

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, MO

BFA Fibers

 

SKILLS

 

Weaving

Synthetic/Natural Dye

Screen Printing

Block Printing

Paper Making

Felting

Painting

Installation

Art Direction

Creative Direction

E-Commerce

Microsoft Office

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Micros

Oracle

Gather

Fareharbor

Event Planning

Event Management

Writing

Curriculum Planning

Social Media

Bookkeeping

 

 

 

 


EXPERIENCE

Artist

Creative Director & Lead Production | Jan 2011-Present | Kansas City, MO

-Produce and maintain artwork and wearables

-Manage creative content across digital and personal platforms

-Direct photoshoots for digital and social media content

-Develop solution and goal oriented action planning

-Perform extensive research on material and technical studies

-Design and execute multiple personal and commissioned projects

 

Charlotte Street Foundation

Visual Art Studio Resident | Aug 2014-Aug 2016 | Kansas City, MO

-Maintained and grew studio practice through rigorous schedule

-Assisted with proprietor/gallerist work within three galleries

-Participated in monthly resident meetings and biannual Open Studio event

-Collaborated with photographers/videographers to increase documentation

 

Intern Supervisor

Teacher | Jan 2015-Jun 2015| Kansas City, MO

-Developed semester long curriculum for beginning weaving

-Implemented training and safety with various weaving equipment

-Directed construction of several projects

-Maintained correspondence with students advisors  

-Assisted intern with editing online presence content and writing

 

Kansas City Art Institute

Teaching Assistant to Pauline Verbeek Cowart  | Jan 2014-May 2014 | Kansas City, MO

-Assisted Department Chair with teaching weaving fundamentals

-Managed upkeep of supplies and equipment

-Supported students with technical and conceptual aid


For a full Resume please contact laurensobchak@gmail.com