Featured Artist

Victoria Lavine

Victoria is one half of the design team, Studio Pie, which creates branding, web design, and illustration solutions for their clients. She has always had a passion for drawing and pattern making, which lead her to create this series of patterns for children's tables. Victoria studied furniture design at Rhode Island School of Design, which made this project particularly enjoyable. In her spare time, Victoria also experiments with textile design using either her 4 harness floor loom, knitting machine, or sewing skills.

Alan Lerner

A Chicago based artist, Alan received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also attended the San Francisco Art Institute and the University of Illinois, working primarily in mixed-media sculpture. For over 20 years, he worked in clay, exhibiting internationally. His recent focus is on print media, producing editions and one of a kind, mixed media prints. Alan has been a resident artist at various locations and has taught at SAIC, Lill Street Art Center, Anderson Ranch and Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. His work has been exhibited in the New Art Examiner, Ceramics: Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly and Nouvel Objet II.

Aviva Alter

Aviva is a graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Alter worked as a ceramicist with husband, Alan Lerner, for 25 years. In 2001, Aviva began incorporating printmaking and fiber into her drawings and paintings. Her work on the Cambrian Reef project has been shown at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Smithsonian and the Chicago Cultural Center. Alter’s work has exhibited at the Hyde Park Art Center, Fiber Focus Design, Womanmade Gallery, Jan Cicero Gallery, Martha Schneider Gallery, the Illinois State Museum and the Science Museum in Dublin, Ireland.

Do you have a friend who is an artist? Tell them about LAMOU and put their art on your table.
— Ann F. Clark, LAMOU co-founder