Log in to post comments Degree Seeking MFA Area of Study Studio Email email@example.com Undergraduate Institution University of Central Florida Undergraduate Degree BFA | Sculpture Masters Institution University of Georgia Hometown Fort Myers, FL Research Detail Through sculpture and narrative pieces, my work explores the array of complexities experienced by individuals within the gay community. My practice is both a tribute and a memoir, touching on feelings that resonate personally and universally. I create work that touches on internal and external resentments with a variety of mediums and symbolisms. I hope for viewers to engage with the work emotionally, and to question their own similar or dissimilar experiences. My work is merely a glimpse into the often unknown or unrecognized struggles of being gay. Biography Athens based artist, Forrest Lawson, has been honing his skills as a multi-media sculptor. He is best known for his assemblages dealing with issues presented within the LGBTQ+ community. Growing up in Florida, he blends the experience of southern conservative living with his experience as a gay man. He is an MFA student at the University of Georgia and has earned a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Central Florida. He was named the grand prize recipient at ArtFields in 2019.