Lauren Faulkenberry

Lauren-Faulkenberry-bioOriginally from South Carolina, I was pulled into book-making through storytelling and illustration. A novelist, printmaker, and book artist – I’m a sucker for language, illustration, and imagination. I love a good story, in any form—and that’s how I ended up making books in so many different ways. My work reflects a preoccupation with mythology, the fragmented nature of memory, and the patterns that emerge in our personal histories and contemporary yearnings. What interests me is how our lives intertwine, and how our memories can become fragmented and then reassembled, sometimes creating more fiction than fact.

Under the imprint of Firebrand Press, I create books, prints, and ephemera that are letterpress-printed and hand-bound. The materiality of the handmade has always been a driving force behind my work; I love the tactile nature of printing with a vintage press, and love using books as a way to bring words to life.

I hold an MFA in Creative Writing from Georgia College and an MFA in Book Arts from The University of Alabama. My work is held in Special Collections libraries across the U.S. and internationally.

Workshops taught by Lauren Faulkenberry