Lauren Woods is a multimedia artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, interventions, and site-specific work, engage history while contemplating the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities. She explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of memorializing—substituting the traditional marble and granite for digital video.
Born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Dallas, TX, woods holds a BA in radio, television, and film and a BA in Spanish with a sociology minor from the University of North Texas. In 2006, she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami as well as Puerto Rico, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Mali and France. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from numerous institutions including College Art Association, Puffin Foundation, Alliance of Artists Communities and the San Francisco Foundation