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The solo exhibition by B.F.A. Painting faculty Lauren Frances Adams is a site-specific installation that explores Confederate spaces, race and gender and political activism.
The Maryland College Institute of Art (MICA) presents “Germinal,” a solo exhibition consisting of a site-specific installation by B.F.A. Painting faculty [...]

A Series of Site-Specific Contemporary Art Installations at Historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Shine Light on Overshadowed Stories from Alexandria’s Past
Baltimore artists Stewart Watson and Lauren Frances Adams are part of Time & Place, a public art series commissioned by the Alexandria Office of the Arts

Centennial of the Everyday: May 15 – September 3
Gadsby’s Tavern: [...]

This spring my work is featured in four group exhibitions.
‘The Nothing That Is: A Drawing Show in Five Parts‘ @ The Carnegie in Kentucky, March 10 – April 15
Kentucky Derby Party and Auction @ Smack Mellon in New York, May 6
‘Artists in Residence 30th Anniversary Residency Retrospective’, Artspace, Raleigh, NC, May 19 – June 24
Unloaded, [...]

Time & Place: GADSBYS

December 10th, 2016

Above, Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria overlaid with the original Gadsby’s ballroom interior, at the Metropolitan Museum in New York
Time & Place is an initiative of the Alexandria Office of the Arts’ public art program to invite artists with research-based practices to create thought-provoking, temporary artwork at sites managed by the Office of [...]

Baltimore Rising @ MICA

November 3rd, 2016

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Baltimore Rising is an exhibition bringing together a broad survey of works by 15 artists — with significant ties to Baltimore — who address the social, economic, political and racial issues that propelled the city to the national spotlight in 2015.
Artists: Derrick Adams, Lauren Adams, Devin Allen, Sonya Clark, J.M. Giordano, Logan [...]

Say I Am: Lauren Frances Adams, Caroline Wells Chandler, Pixy Liao, and Yvonne Osei
September 16 – Ocotber 29, 2016
Opening reception, September 16, 6-9pm
PLUG Projects presents Say I Am, an exhibition featuring the work of Lauren Frances Adams, Caroline Wells Chandler, Pixy Liao, and Yvonne Osei. These artists address agency and challenge assumptions within a historically patriarchal heteronormative [...]

Balagandan Moon, gouache on paper, 24″ x 30″, 2016
Brutality Garden is a solo exhibition by Lauren Frances Adams of recent works on paper from the Netherlands and Brazil. The works on display originate from residencies the artist made in Rotterdam and Salvador in 2015 and 2016. Investigating Dutch and Portuguese empire, as evinced in the [...]

Trawick Prize

September 5th, 2016

The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards is a visual art prize produced by the Bethesda Arts & Entertainment District that honors artists from Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia. The annual juried competition awards $14,000 in prize monies to selected artists and features the work of the finalists in a group exhibition.
2016 Trawick Prize Finalists
Lauren Frances [...]

Sabbatical Exhibition at MICA

September 3rd, 2016

The annual exhibition features works produced by a small group of faculty members on sabbaticals during the previous year. This year’s show includes painting faculty member Lauren Frances Adams, general fine arts faculty member Pat Alexander, drawing and painting faculty member Dan Dudrow, humanistic studies faculty members Paul Jaskunas and Saul Myers, photography faculty member [...]

Appropriating Revolution
A contemporary art exhibition at the Old Stone House & Washington Park
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, August 17, 6-9 p.m
Exhibition dates: August 17-October 8, 2016
Hours: Fridays 3-7 p.m.; or by appointment. Call 718-768-3195 or email
Katherine Gressel, Curator
Exhibiting Artists:   Lauren Frances Adams, Jim Costanzo [Aaron Burr Society], Gen Howe, Robert Gould, Alicia Grullon, Nsenga Knight
With outdoor [...]

(ABOVE, F. Schumacher and Co. custom 20th c. wallcovering for the House and Senate Chambers in Washington, D.C., also in the collection of the Cooper Hewitt)

Of the people
Curated by Erin Donnelly
June 17 – July 31, 2016
Opening reception: Saturday, June 18, 5-8pm
92 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Exhibiting Artists:
Lauren Frances Adams
Daniel Bejar
Guy Ben-Ari
Brooklyn Hi-Art Machine (Mildred Beltre and [...]

An installation by O’Donnell Visiting Educator in Art Lauren Adams, in conjunction with the Sheehan Gallery’s “Scenes and Types: Photography from the Collection of Adnan Charara” exhibit.
Opening Reception, Thursday, March 10 6-8pm
March 11 – May 9 2016
Lauren Adams will be in residence in the gallery February 29 to March 11, and delivering a public lecture on Saturday, March 5 [...]

Ortega y Gasset Projects opens the 2016 season with two concurrent exhibitions. A joint reception will be held on Saturday, January 23, 6-9pm.  At a special afternoon event on February 6, Jennifer Coates, David Humphrey, and Glenn Goldberg will play music in the gallery.
On view in the main gallery, Lauren Frances Adams and Jennifer Coates [...]

July 18, 2015 through August 22, 2015
Opening reception: Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7pm-10pm
Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE, 1715 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD
Guest Spot @ THE REINSTITUTE  and TRANSMITTER (NYC) are excited to announce a collaborative group exhibition titled Self-Organized — Aesthetic Politics of The Artist Run.  The exhibition will be on view from July [...]

a handle, a stem, a hook, a ring, a loop
Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26, 3-8pm
Saturday, June 27, 1-6pm
Part of Whitney Lynn’s presentation of Rummage, a series of performative installations at Open Source Gallery in the month of June.
Lauren Frances Adams and Christine Wong Yap share interests in how objects [...]

The Nothing That is: a drawing show in five parts
June 5 – September 7, 2015
Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh
Warehouse District 409 West Martin Street Raleigh, NC 27603
CAM Raleigh is pleased to present The Nothing That Is: a drawing show in five parts curated by Bill Thelen. This extraordinary exhibition includes more then 85 local, national and international [...]

Leaving Home at Contemporary Applied Arts
89 Southwark Street, London
April 17 – May 31, 2015

What happens when site specific installations are moved to a new setting? Does the work either gain or lose significance when it is taken out of its original contextual setting? Leaving Home explores these questions and more in a group show at [...]

A multimedia group show that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture.
SPACE GALLERY, 812 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA
February 13 – April 26, 2015
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On view through April 26, 2015 with a closing reception during the April 24, 2015, Gallery Crawl.
UNLOADED includes the sculpture Cross [...]

Animalia Agitatus, a group exhibition at Edinboro University, curated by Susanne Slavick
On exhibition in the month of February at Bruce Gallery in Pennsylvania.
Flora and fauna is an expression that usually evokes images of the bucolic and benign. The artists in Animalia Agitatus have other ideas, veering from the pathetic to the provocative to the playful. [...]

EarthTwerks and other celestial familiars at SideCar Gallery in Hammond, Indiana
November 15 – January 4, 2015
With EARTHTWERKS & Other Celestial Familiars, the collective of visual artists acts as curators, representing visual art trends across the United States and coming together under the conceptual rubric of the notion of heliograph.
Embodying the communicative nature of the heliograph, a historic long-distance optical [...]

Belongings Once Were, curated by Beth Sale at The University of North Georgia, September 22 – October 17, 2014
A two-person show featuring the works of Lauren F. Adams and Jasey Jones.
“In her own words, artist Lauren Adams represents through her paintings situations that “take to task American consumerism”. Similarly, artist Jasey Jones layers images such [...]

American Catastrophe Report on view at American University Katzen Arts Center August 2014 – August 2015.
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Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist [...]

Precarious Prototypes on view at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland, June – August 2014.
At the core of my work are critical explorations of labor and class in visual culture. I draw heavily upon the historical decorative arts to find contradictions within the contexts they originated. In my work, objects such as wallpaper patterns, [...]

I have been selected as a finalist for the Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize. My work will be on view at The Walters Art Museum from Saturday, June 21, 2014, through Sunday, August 17, 2014.
Presented by the Walters and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, this exhibition will show the work of the [...]


New York: The Clark Hulings Fund For Burgeoning Visual Artists is pleased to announce that Lydia Musco and Lauren Frances Adams, two emerging artists, have been named the Fund’s first grant winners.

Says Elizabeth Hulings who, with her mother Mary, founded The Fund in honor of her father, [...]

Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History Through Art

April 12-May 31, 2014
Clermont Farm Historic Site, Berryville, VA 22611
The Clermont Foundation – Rotating History Project – Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources

April 1 – June 1
Curated by Zoë Charlton and Tim Doud
at the Katzen Arts Center at American University, Washington, DC
In Residence: The Neighbors is the third and final installment ofa three part colloquia series highlighting the reciprocity between the Washington art community and academic institutions in the DC metro area. The exhibition, co-curated by [...]

Make Things (Happen) is a participatory project organized by Christine Wong Yap featuring 29 artist-created activity sheets to make things or make things happen.
Artists: Lauren F. Adams, Oliver Braid, Maurice Carlin, Kevin B. Chen, Torreya Cummings, Helen de Main, double zero, Bean Gilsdorf, Galeria Rusz, Sarrita Hunn, Maria Hupfield, Nick Lally, Justin Langlois, Justin Limoges, [...]

In This Place
March 12th – April 6th, 2014
Opening Thursday March 13th, 2014, 6 to 9pm
In This Place, a group exhibition of five contemporary artists who address the complexity of place that reveal ideas of identity, land, memory and home.
Kelda Martensen (SEA), Glenn Tramantano (SEA), Dahlia Elsayed (NJ), Lauren F. Adams (MD) and Arshin Agashteh (Iran)

BiPolar at School 33, Baltimore

January 16th, 2014

Curated by Andrea Pollan, Curator’s Office, DC
SCHOOL 33 in Baltimore, MD
January 17 to March 8, 2014
Opening Reception: January 17, 2014
6pm to 9pm
Participating artists:
Lauren Frances Adams
Katie Duffy
Mary Frank
Hedieh Ilchi
Dan Perkins
From Pollan’s curatorial statement:
Lauren Frances Adams dives into Elizabethan colonial history and transforms her findings into an installation that includes wallpaper, gourds, a painting, and pearls. Herfascination [...]

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