Lauren Mackler

Public Fiction



Lauren Mackler is a French /American Curator and Designer based in Los Angeles. After receiving her MFA in Graphic Design at The Rhodes Island School of Design in Providence RI, Mackler moved to Los Angeles to begin teaching at Otis College of Art in the undergraduate and graduate programs for Communication Arts. Shortly after her arrival she founded the Museum of Public Fiction as a forum to stage exhibitions and performances by contemporary artists in LA. A year later she launched Public Fiction a quarterly journal with the same mission in print. Mackler has lectured at numerous schools and institutions including the Getty Institute in Los Angeles, L’École Supérieur d’Art Appliqués Annecy in France, the Indaba Conference for Design in South Africa, New York University, the Rhodes Island School of Design, The California Institute of Art, Otis College and Brown University. She has organized exhibitions in Milan, Paris, New York, Tokyo and Los Angeles. Most recently, she organized a group exhibition Set Pieces, at Cardi Black Box in Milan, Treating Shadows as Real Things installation of nine Los Angeles artists in the Church of the Holy Shroud, Turin, during Artissima 19 and an exhibition / performance series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles on the occasion of the Transmissions LA: AV Club.


MFA in Graphic Design, Rhodes Island School of Design

Mark Making and the Graphic Narrative