Chicago art exhibit features School of Visual Arts' Lauerman

June 08, 2015

"Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay," a group exhibition of ceramics featuring Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art, along with Andy Brayman, Del Harrow and Mie Kongo, is on display through July 15 at Lillstreet Art Center, Chicago.

With the increasing accessibility to ever-evolving technology, computers are changing the way objects are created. Machines such as 3-D printers and computer numerical control routers are not only altering the face of product design, but also creating new opportunities in the construction of artwork. In this exhibition, Lillstreet Gallery explores the dichotomy of the age-old practice of ceramics and the technology of the future by presenting artists who employ new technology in their ceramic practices.

Lauerman has been combining traditional craft techniques with digital fabrication for more than a decade. His work has won him the Horizon Award from the American Craft Museum (now Museum of Arts and Design) in New York as well as an Individual Artist Grant from the Illinois Arts Council. He received a master of fine arts degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a bachelor of fine arts degree from Southern Methodist University Meadows School of Art. His work has been exhibited widely, including in recent exhibitions in Berlin, Detroit, Philadelphia and Chicago.



  • Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay

    "Reformat: Digital Fabrication in Clay," a group exhibition of ceramics, features Tom Lauerman, assistant professor of art.

    IMAGE: Lillstreet Art Center
Last Updated June 10, 2015