Lauren Smith is an emerging Brooklyn-based artist. She holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2010) and participated in the RISD European Honors Program (2009). She has completed several residencies including Studios at MASS MoCA (2016, 2015), The Wassaic Project (2016), ChaNorth (2015), and CAC Woodside (2014) receiving several merit-based awards. In 2016, Smith served as the Coordinator for Chashama’s ChaNorth Residency program and curated a culminating show at Chashama’s 266 West 37th St gallery space. She has created many private and public commissions including three murals for the Transformer Mural Project in Providence, RI (2013).
Lauren Smith’s drawings and sculptures address fluctuations in human experience using repetitive gestures and self-cataloguing charts. Her recent works use simple circular forms to delineate moments and record pace. Although immaterial and potentially unquantifiable, Smith utilises durational drawing as a way to record fluctuations in perception of identity, time and self. Through accumulation the actions create a single congruent form eliminating the fragmentation of individual moments. The artwork serves as an aggregate to discuss the intersection of visceral language and introspective dialogue.
Segmented or Whole | 2017
A Galaxy of Suns Aleshia Lonsdale Alex Gawronski Andrew Christie Anne Graham Annemaree Dalziel Anya Rosen Artbank Artcodex Billy Gruner and Graham Davis King Boris Hunt Brad Allen-Waters Carol Warner Cementa poets Cementa Salon Ceramica Claire Conroy Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro Connie Anthes Frontyard Genevieve Murray Gilbert Grace Greg Pritchard Jack Randell Jacquelene Drinkall Jason Lujan John A Douglas John Conomos Julie Montgarrett and Sarah McEwan Justin Balmain Justin Cooper Kandos Art Group Kandos CWA Kandos School of Cultural Adaptation Kyle Ford Lauren Smith Linda Brescia Margaret Brooks Margaret Roberts Mark Shorter Melissa Staiger Mervyn Bishop Miriam Williamson Murrawuy and Kirrpatja Nicole Welch Opening Night Paris Norton Paul Gazzola Paul Greedy PYT | Fairfield s o d a c a k e Sach Catts Sarah Breen Lovett Sarah Waterson Scott 'Sauce' Towney Six Quick Chicks Skye Saxon Sound Night Super Critical Mass Teena McCarthy Terry Burrows The Mumps The Twilight Girls Thom Roberts Tim Burns Tony Albert Zanny Begg
Festival DATES 21 to 24 NOVEMBER 2019