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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 [...]

I will be in residence at the Montello Foundation in northeastern Nevada in late August 2015.
Montello Foundation is a foundation dedicated to support artists who foster our understanding of nature, its fragility and our need to protect it.
The full list of artists in residence at Montello this summer:
• Lauren Adams, Baltimore
• Tyler Beard, Denver
• Max Bellamy, New Zealand
• Kyla Hansen, [...]

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 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
For more info:
On view through April 26, 2015 with a closing reception during the April 24, 2015, Gallery Crawl.
UNLOADED includes the sculpture Cross [...]

SPACE/LAUNCH (the publication) was edited by artists Ester Partegás (A ’09), Sreshta RitPremnath (A ‘09, founder, Shifter Magazine), Birgit Rathsmann (A ‘04), Adam Shecter (A ’06), and Roger White (A ’05, co-founder, Paper Monument).  A newsprint edition of 500, it will be available for free.
SPACE/LAUNCH features 39 works by the following artists:
Lauren Adams, A ‘09, [...]

American Catastrophe Report on view at American University Katzen Arts Center August 2014 – August 2015.
For more information:
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 [...]

This day of artist talks and discussion for the Rotating History Projects will include talks by artists Oletha DeVane, Chris Mona, Lauren Adams, Melissa Webb, and Sally Myers, as well as a discussion with community members Mary Gillison and BIll Staples.
There will be one more round of artist talks for Clermont Forum II: Interpreting Clermont’s History [...]


March 2nd, 2013

Group exhibit in Athens, Georgia at ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art
‘Worked’ is a curated group exhibit opening March 23, 2013.

October 3 – October 28, 2012
Curated by Lauren Turner
While skepticism towards the historical record is not specific to contemporary society, today’s information age does allow for an unparalleled transfer of information that enables an increased engagement with these issues. Digitized archives, open-source materials, and specialized supply vendors enable casual users to acquire specific information [...]

Hoard at CAMSTL, opening September 7 and ongoing through October 14, 2012.
Curated by Kelly Shindler
Mentioned in Temporary Art Review by Laura Barone in an article about Leslie Hewitt’s concurrent show at CAM, Sudden Glare of the Sun.
Lauren Adams: Hoard
Lauren Adams mines the histories of early exploration, colonialism, and industrialization to make new and surprising connections [...]

HOME WORK at Green Hill

September 1st, 2012

Home Work: Domestic Narratives in Contemporary Art
September 14 – November 3, 2012
Members preview reception: Thursday, September 13, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Green Hill Center
200 N Davie St
Greensboro, NC
Home Work is an exhibition curated by Edie Carpenter featuring 28 artists from North Carolina who each depict domestic life in their work.  Focusing on the themes of repose, nourishment, [...]

Published on Temporary Art Review, Part I and Part II.

I am very pleased to announce that I have accepted a position as a new member of the faculty at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where I will be joining the painting program.

Upcoming site-specific commission for the Nymans House, owned by the National Trust, in Sussex, England  (South of London).
‘The Grand Tour Fan,’ pictured here, appropriates from the original c. 18th century Grand Tour Fan on display in the Messel-Rosse fan collection at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.
The Messel-Rosse family lived at Nymans House in the [...]

Untitled (Missouri Coverlet Abstraction 1850s to 2010)
This design is based on the pattern of a woven coverlet that belonged to Betsey Cory Terhune
of Nodaway County, Missouri in the 1850s and is now in the collection of the Saint Louis Art
Museum.  The coverlet’s rows of tightly packed, flower‐filled rectangles create a grid‐like
pattern that was typical of [...]

Solo Exhibition in Seattle, WA

January 12th, 2012

‘Bear the Sway,’ a solo exhibition of new works on paper from The Lost Colony Project at South Seattle Community College  in Seattle, Washington.
January 11 – February 17, 2012
Bear the Sway, a new body of work by Lauren Adams, relates to the artist’s recent investigations into the ‘Lost Colony’ and Elizabethan colonialism.  This series of works on paper is inspired by the watercolors [...]

By Sea II, a new project by R. Brooke Priddy in collaboration with Lauren Adams for the ‘Out of Fashion’ exhibition at the South Eastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, NC.
Adams designed the pattern for the floating figure, based upon the 19th century Great Hunt Wallpaper found in the historic Hanes Home at SECCA. [...]

All My Possessions for a Moment of Time revives a portrait painting of Queen Elizabeth I, entitled THE ARMADA PORTRAIT (three original versions from the 1500’s, most notably by George Gower), which documents in an allegorical and symbolic context one of the most well-known stories from the Elizabethan Era.  Nestled within the appropriated lace [...]

Upcoming solo project at Conner Contemporary in Washington, D.C.
Opening September 10
My recent work has focused on the ‘Lost Colony’ of Elizabethan era colonialism, particularly the formal portraits of Queen Elizabeth I and the explorers and voyagers. The relationship between the costumes, clothing, and material culture of the [...]

Saturday, September 17, 2011   2-4pm
At the Luminary Center for the Arts, a panel discussion on the process and practice of installation art featuring the artists who have shown in the Installation Space in the past year:
Lauren Frances Adams, Jill Downen, Lindsay Stouffer, John Early, Ann-Maree Walker, and Brett Williams.

Conversation Pieces
September 23, 2011
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Eleven artists have been invited to participate in this first ever event as part of the 2011 Conference for Pre-Tenure Women:
Lauren Frances Adams, Victoria Bradbury, Alison Carey, Laura Drake, Leah Gauthier, Beate Geissler + Oliver Sann, Maura Jasper, Irena Knezevic,  Min Kim Park, Maura Schaffer, Christine Wuenschel, and [...]

Alfred University Lecture

September 1st, 2011
Lecture and talk show interview on Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Studio Visits is a weekly live lecture and talk show at Alfred University which brings artists and thinkers to the Holmes stage each Wednesday morning at 9 am. First, the guest presents their work in a lecture format and then intermission! When the audience returns, the [...]

Temporary Art Review

March 11th, 2011

Temporary Art Review is a platform for contemporary art criticism that focuses on alternative spaces and critical exchange among disparate locales. Temporary is a national network, highlighting both practical and theoretical discourse through exhibition reviews, interviews, essays and features on artist-run spaces and projects.
Founded in 2011 by Sarrita Hunn and James McAnally, with regular [...]

HOUSE COAT is a site-specific installation that will take place in Spring 2011 in St. Louis, MO, and will involve the creation of a fitted spandex garment for a two-story, row-house organized by Cosign Projects and curated and assisted by Lauren Frances Adams. Andrea Carey of LA LA Land is helping Leeza Meksin organize the logistics [...]

Solo project of site-specific painting at the Luminary Center for the Arts.
On Friday, February 4th from 6-9pm, Lauren Frances Adams will open The Nymph’s Reply, a painting-based installation that combines Elizabethan decorative tropes and John White’s watercolors of native Algonquin Indians as a vehicle for exploring American post-colonialism. An artist talk will be held on March 11.
Finding [...]

Lauren F Adams @ Sweet Jesus
Link to draft video of Sweet Jesus project from November, 2010.
Completed video coming Spring 2011.

Local Histories: The Ground We Walk On
an exhibition of over 50 artists from across the U.S. exploring Alfredo Jaar’s idea that
“place can not be global,” curated by artist elin o’Hara slavick + art historian Carol Magee,
Professors in the Art Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
January 28 – April 29, 2011

I have been awarded a commission at the St. Louis International Airport.  I will be traveling to Munich, Germany, to work with the Franz Mayer Company to create a triptych of glass screens for one of the airport concourses.
Full news story here.

Donation for Heal Dara G

November 25th, 2010

I donated a piece to this inspiring project: Heal Dara G.
Online auction is Monday November 29th–Sunday December 5th at 12 noon.
Please bid.

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