Carole Frances Lung (they/them) is the Executive Director of Antenna. Antenna is a 501(c)(3) non-profit multidisciplinary cultural institution presenting exhibitions, public programs, publishing, and regranting located in New Orleans. They provide financial, curatorial, professional, and residential support for cultural contributors and cultural bearers who produce visual and performance art; digitally printed book arts; participatory and socially engaged projects in public space at the intersection of Gender and Identity, the Environment, Equity, Renewable Resources, Abolition, Restorative Justice, and the histories of the Gulf South.
Carole is an organizer, artist, and soft-power activist, who has lived in New York, Chicago, Lancaster, PA, Weimar, Germany, anBeforeeach, and Los Angeles, CA. Prior to joining the Antenna/Paper Machine team, Carole was a bridal gown designer and production manager for Janell Berte; an education director for the Huntington Beach Art Center, HB CA, and the Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA; and a Professor of Fashion Fiber and Materials in the Department of Art, at California State University Los Angeles. In their role as Professor, Carole developed a unique interdisciplinary theory and practice-based critical craft, design, textiles, and apparel curriculum, served on numerous department, college, and university committees, and managed student workers and lecturers while maintaining a rigorous creative/scholarly practice.