Carolyn Lazard

They // Them // Theirs

[ID: A close-up view of a line drawing in black pen on brown-toned paper in a light wooden frame. The drawing is of a person with textured curly hair resting in bed while looking at an Apple brand laptop. The figure lays on a pillow with their head propped up by their hand. Their face is mostly obscured by the laptop revealing only one eye. Their body is covered in a blanket. The folds of the blanket take up half of the surface of the drawing.]

Multidisciplinary Artist
Philadelphia, PA
2021 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by Anonymous.

Carolyn Lazard (b. 1987, California) is a multidisciplinary artist and writer based in Philadelphia. Lazard has exhibited work at various institutions, including Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Gebert Foundation, Rapperswil, Switzerland; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Their writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Mousse Magazine, and Triple Canopy. Lazard holds a BA from Bard College and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania.

Portrait photo courtesy of the artist and Essex Street.

  • Artwork by Carolyn Lazard
    Free Radicals, 2020. Hourglass, granite dust from McCoy Quarry, Glasgow Inc., King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, dimensions 12.5 × 6.25 × 6.25 inches.
    [ID: An hourglass with both sides completely filled with gray dust is hung on the wall. The glass is set between a dark wooden base and cap with two visible wooden spindles. Inside the glass the gray dust forms cracks and layers.]
Artwork by Carolyn Lazard