2017 EDGE - Lauren Halsey

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LA Design Festival created the EDGE award to recognize emerging talent. In 2017, we are proud to celebrate three new recipients making a significant contribution to LA's design culture.

We're inspired by and thrilled to announce fellow Angeleno Lauren Halsey as a 2017 EDGE recipient. 

Born and raised in LA, Halsey took her first art class in high school and the rest is history. She went on to practice art and architecture at El Camino Community College, CalArts, and Yale University. She also served as the Artist-In-Residence at The Studio Museum in Harlem and in the Session residency program at Recess.

Halsey has made it her life’s work to create the Crenshaw Hieroglyphs, a large scale work of public art for her South LA community. Acting as both archivist and architect, she creates fantasy kingdoms that exist as metaphors for optimism, self-determination, and love. 

We're proud to celebrate Lauren's contribution to the local creative community by recognizing her with the 2017 EDGE award. She'll be joining fellow EDGE winners Tuesday Bassen and Jihan Zencirli at the LA Design Festival Opening Night Party + Fundraiser on June 8th. 

Christine Joo