Carole Frances Lung

Carole Frances Lung (San Francisco CA, B. 1966) is an artist, soft power activist, and Associate Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials, at California State University Los Angeles. As the biographer and archivist for 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 Human Resources LA CA, San Jose Quilt and Textile Museum SJ CA, The Elisabeth Foundation NY NY, LA Municipal Art Gallery LA CA, Wingdall Museum at Chaffee College, Elsewhere Collaborative Greensboro NC, Michener Art Museum Doyelstown PA,Craft in America Study Center LA CA, Jane Addams Hull House Museum Chicago IL, Craft and Folk Art Museum LA CA, Center for Craft Creativity and Design Asheville NC, Museum of Contemporary Craft Portland OR, 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: United States Artists fellowship, 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 curates and programs 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

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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.

Wende Museum Frau Fiber Soviet Hippie Poncho Knock-Off

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