Education

2001        BA in Art History, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

1995-97    Theater Major, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

2004-07    Professional Certifications in Faubois, Marouflage, Alchemy, Marbling, Trompe   

l’eoil and Verre Eglomise, Faux Effects International, VeroBeach, FL and Addison, TX

 

CV

2014-present    Co-Founder Fort Works Art, LLC - Fine Art Representatives

2004-present      Owner of Sandscapes, LLC - Specialty Finishing Company

2002-05    Docent at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

2002-04    Artist Assistant for Benito Huerta

Lauren’s Mural for the West Bend Public Art Program

Lauren’s Mural for the West Bend Public Art Program

2001-03    Vice-President and Co-Founder of the United Voice Collective LLC- Fine Art Representatives

 Curations

2018 Reisha Perlmutter: Undercurrents, Fort Works Art

2018 Riley Holloway: Spectrum, Fort Works Art

2018 Juror for the 13th Annual TAC Juried Exhibition, Fort Worth Community Arts Center

2018 Fourth Annual Betsy Price High School Art Competition, Fort Works Art

2018 Out of Focus: Jesse Sierra Hernandez and Fabiola Valenzuela, Fort Works Art

2018 My Eyes Are Up Here: Megan Van Groll and Kate Stipp, Fort Works Art

2018 The Sentimental Circus: Adam Palmer, Fort Works Art

2018 First Come First Serve, Fort Works Art

2018 Laura Wilson: Photographs in the West, Fort Works Art

2018 Byrd Williams IV : Memory Imagery and Mortality, Fort Works Art

2017 Duets 2.0, Fort Works Art

2017 New Pop, in Collaboration with Tax Collection, Fort Works Art

2017 Reverie: Jana Rene, Fort Works Art

2017 SCOPE Art Fair in Miam

2017 40 Under 40, Fort Works Art

2017 Candy Man, Ben Willis, Fort Works Art

2017 Everyone Poops, Jay Wilkinson, Fort Works Art

2017 Tropism, Crystal Wagner, Fort Works Art

2017 3rd Annual Betsey Price High School Art Competition, Fort Works Art

2017 Paper Works, Juried Show, Fort Works Art

2017 One Last Shot: Cordelia Bailey, Fort Works Art

2017 One More Shot: Dontrius Williams, Fort Works Art

2017 This is the Fort, Fort Works Art

2017 Duets: A Comparison of Realities, Fort Works Art

2016 Coquette: Dan Lam, Fort Works Art

2016 9 Grams, Fort Works Art

2016 The People I’ve Come to Know: Riley Holloway, Fort Works Art

Lauren at Art Basel in Miami 2017. Mural by Hooxxoh

Lauren at Art Basel in Miami 2017. Mural by Hooxxoh

Solo Shows

2017 West Bend Mural Project

2016 Spiral Fracture, Fort Works Art

2014    A Common Thread, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2009    Impressions, Bella Rouge, Colleyville, TX

2005    Sandscapes Enlarged, Circle Theatre, Fort Worth, TX

2004    Sandscapes, Art of Espresso, Fort Worth, TX

2001    Collections, Salon 31, Mansfield, TX

1999-2000    Collections, Christopher Blair Studio, Arlington, TX

 

Group Shows

2016 Duets: A Comparison of Realities

2015    Cultural Affairs, Fort Works Art Pop-Up, Fort Worth, TX

2015    Face It: The Face in Contemporary Art, On Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

2015    10th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2015    Come Together, Fort Works Art Pop-Up, Fort Worth, TX

2014    A Threaded Canvas, Fort Works Art Pop-Up, Fort Worth, TX

2014    9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2014    A Common Thread, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2014    Spring Gallery Night, Fort Works Art Pop-Up , Fort Worth, TX

2014    Siglo de Oro, Chamizal National Memorial, El Paso, TX

2013    9 x 12, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2013    Gallery Night, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX

2011    Gallery Night, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX

2011    Painted Violins, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth, TX

2010    Gallery Night, Studio Sabka, Fort Worth, TX

2008    Salon 2008, I.P.A.C., Aurora, IL

2008    FWCAC Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2004    Perceptions, The Knight Stretch, Dallas, TX

2003-04    America, Strings, Fort Worth, TX

Lauren with artist Nancy Lamb at  Laura Wilson: Photographs in the West  opening reception at Fort Works Art. Photo by Walt Burns.

Lauren with artist Nancy Lamb at Laura Wilson: Photographs in the West opening reception at Fort Works Art. Photo by Walt Burns.

2003    Gallery Ciudad, Ciudad, Dallas, TX

2003    The 39-Hour Show, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX

2003    Water Tower Theatre Spotlight 2003, Hotel Inter-Continental, Dallas, TX

2002    Mirage: Gallery Night, Camp Bowie Field, UVC, Fort Worth, TX

2002    Empress I, Club Minc, Dallas, TX

2002    allo: A Life Less Ordinary, West Village Westfest, Dallas, TX

2002    Now Showing in Color, McKinney Avenue Contemporary (MAC), Dallas, TX

2002    Reflections, United Voice Collective, Fort Worth, TX

2001    Velvet, United Voice Collective, Dallas, TX

2001    Mirage: Gallery Night, United Voice Collective, Fort Worth, TX

2001    Suspended, Zubar, Dallas, TX

2001    Sex Sells: A Female Commentary on Gender Issues, MAC, Dallas, TX

2001    The Open Show, 500X Gallery, Dallas, TX

2000    Members Exhibition, Dallas Visual Art Center (DVAC), Dallas, TX

2000    Gallery of Dreams, Botanical Gardens, Fort Worth, TX

2000    Excel Arts Festival, UTA, Arlington, TX

 

Publications

2017    WestBend Debuts Public Art Program With #Westbendlove Snap & Seek

2016    Fort Worth Weekly, "The Art Corridor", Edward Brown

2015    Star-Telegram, "Partners in Art", Gaile Robinson

2015    Art & Seek, "An 'Affair' to Remember: A One-Night Show for Ft. Worth Gallery Night", Jerome Weeks

2015    fwweekly.com, "Previews", Christopher Blay

2015    Fort Worth Weekly, "No Home for Middle-Class Artists", Christopher Blay

2015    Star-Telegram, "Critics' Picks", Gaile Robinson

2015    Star-Telegram, "In the Galleries", Gaile Robinson

2015    fwweekly.com, "A Warm Arty Place", Jeff Prince

2014    Fort Worth Texas Magazine, "Art for All", Alison Rich

2014    Star-Telegram, "Pop-ups add fresh look to Gallery Night in Fort Worth", Gaile Robinson

2014     Indulge Magazine, "Gallery Night Gets Rockin'", Gaile Robinson

2014    Fort Worth Weekly, "Fort Works Art Show", Jeff Prince

2011    Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 2011-12 Program Cover

2011    Faux Effects World, Passions from the Palette, 5-Page Artist Profile

2008    Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition

Jerome Lagarrigue, Lauren, and Tim Okamura at the Premiere of HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT at the Modern FW

Jerome Lagarrigue, Lauren, and Tim Okamura at the Premiere of HEAVYWEIGHTPAINT at the Modern FW

2008    Aurora Newspaper- Salon Article

2007    Faux Effects World – Dream Home Article

2006    Faux Effects World – Artist Spotlight Article

2006    1001 Ideas for Color and Paint, The Ultimate Source Book

2002    The Shorthorn, “Shaping an Exhibit”, Steven Morris

2002    Arlington Star-Telegram, “Color Theme”, Mark Agee

2001    Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “The United Voice Collective”, Andrew Marton

2001    The Shorthorn, “Feminine Discourse”, Anabelle Garay

2000    Panache, “Christopher Blair”, Kris Blackmon

 

Awards

 

2015     Face It: Brooklyn, Juried Competition, Finalist, Juror Annette Rose-Shapiro, Editor of Art News

2014     The Artist's Magazine's Annual Art Competition, Juried Competition, Finalist Portraits/Figures

2014     9th Annual TAC Juried Membership Exhibit, Juror Judy Tedford Deaton, Chief Curator Grace Museum

2014     Siglo de Oro, International Juried Competition, 3rd Place

2011     Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra 2011-12 Programs, Juried Selection, Awarded Cover

2000     Excel Arts Festival, juried competition, 2nd Place in Two-dimensional painting

2000     Excel Arts Festival, juried competition, 3rd Place in Two-dimensional drawing