Carole Frances Lung (She/They)
Professor in Fashion, Fiber, and Materials;
Department of Art
College of Arts and Letters.
Carole Frances Lung (San Francisco, CA 1966) is an artist, soft power activist, and Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials, at California State University Los Angeles. As the biographer and archivist for her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole curates and programs the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms, Frau Fiber’s research center and working archive downtown San Pedro, CA. Together Carole and Frau Fiber activate a vocabulary of fashion and textile production and consumption, crafting of one-of-a-kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculpture. The work has been exhibited at Punket Ø/Gallery 15 Moss, Norway; Corcoran Museum, Washington DC; LA Municipal Art Gallery, Craft in America Study Center, Craft Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles CA; San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum, San Jose, CA; The Elisabeth Foundation, New York, NY; Elsewhere Collaborative, Greensboro, NC; Michener Art Museum, Doylestown PA; Jane Addams Hull House Museum Chicago, IL; Center for Craft, Asheville, NC; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; and the Ghetto Biennale Port Au Prince Haiti. Publications include KCET Artbound, Art in America, and Art Papers. The work has been awarded: United States Artists fellowship, Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, Center for Craft Grant, At the Edge Gallery 400 award, and Cal State LA Faculty Fellow for the Public Good. Objects are in the collections of the: Smithsonian Museum of American Art Archive, Washington DC; Wende Museum, Culver City Ca; Fashion Resource and Textile Resource Centers School of the Art Institute Chicago, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan WI.