Redniss, Lauren

Lauren Redniss
M.F.A., Illustration, School of Visual Arts
Assistant Professor of Illustration, School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons School of Design

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Areas of Expertise:
Visual Journalism

Lauren Redniss is the author of three books. Her book,Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, was a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award. Her writing and drawing has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Times, which nominated her work for the Pulitzer Prize. She has been a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars & Writers at the New York Public Library, the recipient of Guggenheim Fellowship, and Artist-in-Residence at the American Museum of Natural History. Her new book, Thunder & Lightning: Weather Past, Present, Future, will be published in 2015.

The National Book Foundation wrote the following in their citation of Radioactive, the first visual book to be named a finalist for the National Book Award in Non-Fiction:
“Redniss’ achievement is a celebration of the essential power of books to inform, charm, and transport. In marrying the graphic and visual arts with biography and cultural history, she has expanded the realm of non-fiction.”

Courses Taught:
  • Drawing 3
  • Illustrative Printmaking
  • Senior Thesis

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