LungSocial Practice & Performance Artist
Carole Frances Lung is an artist, soft power guerilla activist, Associate Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials at California State University Los Angeles, and archivist and biographer of Frau Fiber. Through her alter ego Frau Fiber, Lung activates a vocabulary of fashion and textile production and consumption, crafting of one-of-a-kind garments, installations, performances, and social sculptures that pay 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 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She has been published in KCET Artbound, Surface Design Journal, Art in America, and Art Papers. She has been awarded a Kohler Arts and Industry Residency, a Craft Creativity and Design Center Grant, the At the Edge Gallery 400 award, the Fred A. Hillbruner Artist Book Fellowship, and is a Faculty Fellow for the Public Good. Lung maintains the Institute for Labor Generosity Workers and Uniforms, Frau Fiber’s headquarters and experimental factory, in downtown Long Beach, CA.
Portrait photo by Christine Tarkowski.