Laken Bridges is a West Coast native with Southern heritage and considers South-Central Appalachia home. She holds a BA in French and a BFA in studio art (printmaking emphasis) from East Tennessee State University. She received her MFA in printmaking from Clemson University. Bridges engages in a cross-disciplinary studio practice involving printmaking, drawing, soft sculpture, book-making, and writing. Bridges' work has been exhibited across the United States as well as internationally.