Featured Artist

Kristina Kasparian

Kristina is a Canadian photographer and writer with an international spirit.She has lived in five cities and has a long history with Italy, immersing herself into its language and culture at every opportunity. Kristina’s professional background is rooted in science; her scientific research focuses on multilingualism and associated changes in the human brain. Fun fact: she founded her travel and fine-art photography business Veni Etiam Photography during the full-time pursuit of her doctorate degree. Kristina is passionate about places, the stories they have to tell, and the way they pull you into nostalgia, melancholy and reverie, urging you to return. Kristina’s eye is attracted to everyday details, vibrant colors, lines and textures, reflections and all things maritime. Her mission is to help you find a piece of the world to treasure in your daily space – a piece that reflects you and inspires you.

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