Lana Crooks

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Lana Crooks loves the antique, the creepy, the cute and the mysterious. She began her artistic life as an illustrator but became a sculptor of fabrics and found objects. She constructs all kinds of creatures (commonly those from the deepest oceans and even the ones from under your bed).

Her cuddly monstrosities have been spied at places such as: Munky King, Rivet, Rotofugi, G1988 and Art Basel. She has frequently been spotted pairing with other artists to help create the monsters within their heads as well. Crooks is also a partner of the OhNo!Doom collective and operates a gallery in Chicago.

But, on an average day, you can find her at the studio surrounded by model ships, books, skulls, faux fur, glass eyes, a menagerie of stuffed friends and a cat named Tanuki.

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