Lauren Moya Ford, Old Friends, Monoprint on Stonehenge paper, 22 x 30", 2019
Lauren Moya Ford is a writer and artist. Her writing has been published in Apollo–The International Art Magazine, Art & Object, Art Papers, Artsy, BOMB Magazine, Glasstire, Gulf Coast Journal, History Today, Hyperallergic, Mousse Magazine, Pressing Matters Magazine, Sightlines, The Art Newspaper, and Wildflower Magazine, and in exhibition catalogs in the US, Spain, and Portugal. She has exhibited and performed her work at The Menil Collection, Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum, The University of Texas at Austin, El Centro de Arte La Regenta, and at art spaces in Austin, Houston, Madrid, Montreal, Philadelphia, Porto, and Tokyo. Selected awards include the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center Fellowship for Interdisciplinarity and the Frank Freed Travel Grant for research in Mexico City.
These unique monoprints are from Ford's exhibition Full Bloom at the University of Texas:
Loosely based on the Spanish barajas playing card deck, the works in Full Bloom are rooted in experiences at Madrid’s Royal Botanical Garden, the oldest of its kind in the country. The exhibition featured a new series of 40 risograph prints and 18 trace monotypes that I created as a Guest Artist in Print at the University of Texas at Austin, along with a limited edition risograph-printed artist book also called Full Bloom featuring drawings and texts related to the project. This exhibition was organized by Annie May Johnston, Studio Art Faculty at The University of Texas at Austin, and was displayed at the UT Visual Arts Center in January and Feburary 2020.