Lauren Cross is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and scholar whose work has been exhibited across the country. Cross earned her BA (2006) in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, the American International University in London, England; her MFA (2010) in Visual Arts from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and her PhD (2017) in Multicultural Women's and Gender Studies at Texas Woman's University in Denton. Cross is a passionate advocate for diversity in the arts, founding WoCA Projects, a nonprofit arts organization that curates exhibitions and community arts programs that champion women artists of color. She has also written and contributed academic research on the intersections of race, gender, and the arts in the fields of women's and gender studies, visual culture studies, and multicultural studies. Cross was among three Fort Worth artists selected for the 2013 Fort Worth Weekly Visionary Awards, and in 2015 she was listed among 100 Dallas Creatives by the Dallas Observer.
From September-December 2018, Cross exhibited Assembly in the Center for Creative Connections.