Carole Frances Lung

Carole Frances Lung is an artist, soft power guerilla activist, and Associate Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials, at California State University Los Angeles. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Carole activates a vocabulary of fashion and textile production and consumption, crafting of one of a kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculpture, paying homage to labor, textile and apparel manufacturing histories and contemporary production systems. Her performances have been exhibited at San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum, Craft in America Study Center, Jane Addams Hull House Museum, Craft and Folk Art Museum, Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Museum of Contemporary Craft, and the Ghetto Biennale Port Au Prince Haiti. Publications include: KCET Artbound, Surface Design Journal, Art in America, and Art Papers. She has been awarded: Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, Craft Creativity and Design Center Grant, At the Edge Gallery 400 award and Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship, and Faculty Fellow for the Public Good. Carole maintains the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms, Frau Fiber’s headquarters and experimental factory in downtown Long Beach, CA.

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Carole Frances Lung
(323) 331-8725
fraufiber@gmail.com

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Artist Work

In Your Factory is the door locked? (2016)
Year 5, of Frau Fiber's annual commemoration of the triangle shirtwaist factory. Each year on the anniversary of the triangle shirtwaist factory Frau Fiber continues production of 146 shirt waist blouses.

Factory to Factory: Cut and Sew (2015)
Frau Fiber's pop up apron factory at the John Micheal Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan WI.

Soviet Hippie Poncho Knock Off (2017)
Video made in collaboration with Kate Dollenmyer and the Wende Museum Soviet Hippie clothing collection.