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Temple of the Self
Lauren Noelle Oliver

Temple of the Self Lauren Noelle Oliver

Temple of the Self Lauren Noelle OliverTemple of the Self
Lauren Noelle Oliver


First Edition of 400
48 pages
170 × 240 mm
ISBN Not Available


Temple of the Self began as an exploration of the human form interacting with light, space and nature but has slowly evolved into an investigation of the artist’s identity. She subconsciously started working on this body of work at the beginning of quarantine in NYC. She has a history of turning towards her camera during difficult times so it felt natural last March to process her feelings through photography.

About the Artist
Lauren Noelle Oliver (b. 1992, Queens) is a New York City-based artist exploring form and the human body. She attended the High School of Fashion Industries in Manhattan and holds a BFA from SUNY Purchase College. Oliver incorporates photography, film making, and performance into her artworks. Often utilising analog equipment and processes, Oliver uses film for her photographic and moving image explorations.

Oliver has spent her professional career working at some of the largest contemporary art galleries and cultural institutions in New York, and also as a teaching assistant for International Center of Photography’s community programming. She volunteers weekly at the Gowanus Darkroom, where she executes her creative work.

About the Publisher
Monolith was founded by Kris Graves and is a Black-owned publishing house dedicated to showcasing work from artists of colour across mediums that address issues of race, identity, equity, gender, sexuality, and class.

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