Lauren Ewing is a sculptor and installation artist. Her art addresses many facets of society ranging from the relationship of individuals to institutions, the identity of nature in relation to culture, and materialism as it relates to memory and desire. Much of her public works are more conceptual and socially conscious than her sculptures, which are typically depictions of furniture and three-dimensional objects that are taken out of context, crafted beautifully . This piece, The Shape of Touch, is a hand-carved marble sculpture that is reminiscent of a natural object, and relates actively to the viewer's relationship to the object as the piece seems to swirl as one moves around it. This mathematical shape is fluid, and leads the eye from the bulging bottom up to the apex that comes to a perfect point.
Ewing has exhibited her work nationally and internationally in galleries and museums including Diane Brown Gallery, Castelli Graphics, John Weber Gallery, Sonnabend Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Kunstverein Ludwigsburg, Germany; Kunsthallen Brandts Kleiderfabrik, Denmark; Interim Art, London and the Sydney Biennale Australia. Her work is included in many private and public collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, MoMA in New York, the Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, The Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, the Walt Disney Collection, the San Diego Contemporary, the Virlanie Foundation in New Orleans and many others. Her site-specific sculptures are located in many American cities including Seattle, Sacramento, Bernardsville and Bordentown, New Jersey, Atlantic City, Denver and Philadelphia.