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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty and Staff

Lauren Greenwald

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: School of Visual Art & Design
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-576-5963
Office: McMaster, 205
Resources: School of Visual Art & Design


MFA, Studio Art, Photography. University of New Mexico, 2011
BA, Art History and French, College of Charleston, 1997


Lauren Greenwald is a visual artist working primarily in photography and video. Ms. Greenwald received her M.F.A. in Studio Art, with a minor in Museum Studies, from the University of New Mexico and her B.A. in Art History and French from the College of Charleston. She was employed at New Mexico State University from 2012 to 2014, until she joined the faculty of USC in August 2014.

During her time in New Mexico, she worked closely with several New Mexico arts institutions, including Land Arts of the American West, SITE Santa Fe, and Radius Books, and she remains a regular contributor to Fraction Magazine. Notable recent and upcoming exhibitions include Thinking New Mexico, the 2012 Art Centennial at NMSU, Autophotography with Axle Contemporary, and In/Visible Borders, sponsored by the Santa Fe University of Art & Design and the Santa Fe Arts Commission, the 13th Annual Joyce Elaine Grant Photography Exhibition at Texas Woman’s University, and Artists on Art at the El Paso Museum of Art.


ARTS 260 Photography for Non-Majors
ARTS 361 Digital Photography
ARTS 461 Photography Exhibition
ARTS 560 Photography Thesis: Portfolio

Artist Statement

Our perception of landscape is affected by how we move through it. Landscape is not simply to be regarded, but experienced. In my art practice, I employ both the still and the moving image, using a range of methods from pinhole cameras to digital video, to explore our perception of the landscape and how it is affected by various elements, primarily the phenomenon of movement. Much of my work begins with my personal experience of space and place. Be it an isolated stroll through a city, a recurring action such as a monotonous, interminable commute, or the visceral excitement of a road trip, I record, document, and re-explore these views as a way to more deeply examine issues of space, time, perception, and memory.