Lara Salmon is a Los Angeles based artist who works primarily in performance. Born in San Diego, California she went north to receive a BA from the University of California Berkeley and spent her final year living and studying in Beirut, Lebanon. She received and MFA from Claremont Graduate University this year. Lara's practice revolves around biology, culture and a tight sense of formalism. Since 2013, she has also been active in developing projects that use art to aid refugees. Please visit her website at www.larasalmon.com to learn more about her art, and www.crossingdesertandsea.org to see the work she does with refugees.