Lauren Yeager, b. 1987, is a multidisciplinary artist working in Cleveland, Ohio. Responding to her urban surroundings and daily experiences, she collects, re-purposes, and redistributes banal objects in ways that push them beyond their normal contexts and expand their purposes. In a recent catalog Yeager explained, “The relevance of my work does not depend on a specific geographic location, but a more common, contemporary experience of everyday urban and suburban life. Placing familiar objects into unfamiliar configurations and contexts frees them of their assimilated functions, and promotes a free-form engagement with our everyday surroundings.” In this respect, her work is more about interacting with any given environment in an effort to reimagine its organization, its meaning, and its active relationship with its participants.
Past exhibitions include Realization is Better than Anticipation, MOCA Cleveland, 2013, and Women to Watch: Ohio, Reinberger Galleries, 2015.
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Cleveland Institute of Art, 2009.