Carole Frances Lung
Following a twelve-year career in the Couture Bridal Gown Industry, Carole Frances Lung received a BFA in 2005 and MFA in 2007 from the Fiber and Material Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute Chicago (SAIC).
As the character Frau Fiber, textile worker and activist, Carole has created site-specific performances of garment production labor in United States, Germany and Ireland. In 2006, at Mess Hall in Chicago, IL, she began, the Sewing Rebellion, a national campaign to STOP SHOPPING AND START SEWING. Today national chapters have been established in Los Angeles CA, Ames Iowa, Chicago Il, Brooklyn NY, Lancaster PA and New Orleans LA, these chapters meet monthly, sharing skills related to mending, altering, making and remaking apparel. In May of 2007, she implemented the Pedal Powered Sewing Machine, offering her skills as a textile worker to the people of New Orleans, in the renovation post Katrina of domestic space. Summer 2008, Carole produced Walking/Weaving, a performance of weaving labor and temporary Sculpture for Socrates Sculpture Park in New York.
Carole has been awarded a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, an Irish Arts Council Commission Grant for OUT OF SITE, a AT the Edge Award, at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Gallery 400, and a Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship.
Carole has lectured internationally, and was a visiting artist at Northern Illinois University, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Bates College and Maine College of Art, she is currently Assistant Professor, in the Art Department at California State University Los Angeles.