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Lauren Frances Adams

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20150305193924-2013-colonize
Colonize (After John White), 2013 Gouache And Acrylic Onpaper 15 X 20 © lfa
20150305193924-2013-extract
Extract (after John White), 2013 Gouache On Paper 15 X 20 © lfa
20150305193929-2013-lostcolony-venusflytrap-2013
Venus Fly Trap, 2013 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper 22 X 30 © lfa
20150305193936-2014-katzen-catastrophe1
American Catastrophe Report, 2014 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014 Installation Variable
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American Catastrophe Report, 2014-2015 Installation Variable
20150305194019-2014-precarious-prototypes1
Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Precarious Prototypes, 2014 Textile Installation Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
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Chinoiserie (Labor Protest Histories), 2011 Wallpaper, Paint Variable
20150305193931-2014-decorum1
Decorum, 2014-2015 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper Variable
20150305194131-decorum4-abudhabi
Decorum #4, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194131-decorum-32-bustofanafricanboy
Decorum #32, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194138-decorum7-bonnart-versailles
Decorum #7, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194140-decorum6-viking
Decorum #6, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194143-decorum8-shanxi-kilns
Decorum #8, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194146-decorum10-tahiti-gauguin
Decorum #10, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194151-decorum11-mayan-rivera
Decorum #11, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194153-decorum19-javadutch
Decorum #19, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194156-decorum31-egyptianservant
Decorum #31, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194157-decorum20-mt-vernon
Decorum #20, 2014 Gouache And Acrylic On Paper
20150305194256-expo-laurenadams1
We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
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We the People, 2012 Participatory Installation At Expo Chicago
Quick Facts
Birthplace
Snow Hill, North Carolina
Birth year
1979
Lives in
Baltimore
Works in
Baltimore
Schools
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1999, 2002
Carnegie Mellon University
Statement

Lauren Frances Adams attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and graduated with a BFA in 2002.  She completed her MFA in 2007 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She was born in Snow Hill, North Carolina, on a pig farm. She currently teaches painting at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. 

She has exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh), the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC), the Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), an ex-Turkish bathhouse in Belgrade, Serbia, Nymans House National Trust (Sussex, England), Royal NoneSuch Gallery (Oakland, CA), The Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA), Conner Contemporary (Washington, DC), and CUE Art Foundation (New York).

She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and has held residencies at the Cite in Paris, France, Jentel Foundation in Wyoming, and Back Lane West in Cornwall, England, among others.

She is the recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, a prestigious award given every year to 10 graduating MFA students in the United States. She is a 2014 Sondheim Prize finalist with an exhibition at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD in the summer of 2014.  

Recent solo exhibitions include a project at EXPO Chicago Art Fair 2012, and an installation at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis. Her work about  ecological disasters in America that have been caused by human activities, American Catastrophe Report,  is currently on long-term view at American University’s Katzen Arts Center in Washington, D.C.  

Lauren is a founding member of Ortega y Gasset Projects, a gallery and curated project space launched  in New York in 2013.