“Being a Carter Community artist has allowed me to expand the representation of art and expose visitors to diverse artists and narratives that are often overlooked."
Balancing a passion for the arts and education, Dr. Lauren Cross is a curator, artist, and scholar who addresses gender and critical multicultural approaches in the fine arts. Cross holds a BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, The American International University in London, England (2006); a MFA in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA (2010); and a PhD in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies from Texas Woman's University (2017). Currently, Dr. Cross is the Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer for the Department of Art Education + Art History's Interdisciplinary Art and Design Studies (IADS) program at the University of North Texas. She’s also the founder of the arts nonprofit WoCA Projects in Fort Worth, Texas.