Lauren Davies





SOLO/TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019

    Jack Fischer Gallery, Unravel, San Francisco, CA
  • 2017

    • University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery, Altered States, Akron, OH
    • sindikit, Brick by Brick, Baltimore, MD
  • 2016

    Seiberling Gallery, Walking and Looking, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH
  • 2014

    Dose Projects, the comfort of rocks, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2011

    ampersand international arts, Looking After, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008

    • Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Aggregate, University of California, Davis, CA
    • California Academy of Sciences, The Butterfly and the Tsunami, San Francisco, CA
    • Gallery 16, When Hell Freezes Over, San Francisco, CA
  • 2007

    ampersand international arts, Dominion, San Francisco, CA
  • 2005

    Gallery 16, as if…, San Francisco, CA
  • 2002

    The Lab, Ultra-marine: the workshop for alternative aquatic taxidermy, San Francisco, CA
  • 2000

    • Gallery 16, Practical Taxidermy, San Francisco, CA
    • vitra, working like a beaver, San Francisco, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019

    The Print Center, 93rd International Print Competition, semifinalist with online exhibition, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2018

    • Denison University, Cleveland in Newark, Newark, OH
    • Yards Project Space, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Worthington Yards, Cleveland, OH
  • 2017

    • The Sculpture Center, Objections and Connections: Fiber Artists Talk Back, Cleveland, OH
    • North Seattle College, Artifact & Interpretation, Seattle, WA
    • Ohio University Art Gallery, Where I Come From, Alternatives 2017 Photo Biennial, Athens, OH
  • 2016

    • Bay Arts, Pattern & Design, Bay Village, OH
    • University City Science Center/Esther Klein Gallery, Methods of Collection, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2015

    • SPACES, The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, Cleveland, OH
    • Forum Art Space, It's All Been Done Before, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014

    • c2c project space, Abstraction Naturally, San Francisco, CA
    • ampersand international arts, Shoebox Orchestra, San Francisco, CA
  • 2012

    Bedford Gallery, Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 2011

    La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, CaliforNoyers, Noyers Sur Sureine, France
  • 2010

    • SFMOMA, ShadowShop Project, San Francisco, CA
    • Soap Gallery, so many products, so little time, San Francisco, CA
  • 2009

    • Y2Y Gallery, non-mart, San Francisco, CA
    • Gallery 16, Let’s leave it at that …, San Francisco, CA
    • Nurture Art, Interface: Nature, Brooklyn, NY
    • Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Urban Idiom, San Francisco, CA
    • de Saisset Museum, Natural Blunders, Santa Clara, CA
    • The Lab, Plan B, San Francisco, CA
  • 2008

    • Gallery 16, these are the people in your neighborhood, San Francisco, CA
    • Bedford Gallery, Art of the Diorama, Walnut Creek, CA
    • Oakland Museum at the Oakland International Airport, Artists as Collectors, Oakland, CA
  • 2007

    • Intersection for the Arts, Don’t Try This at Home: Obsessively Reshaping the Ordinary, San Francisco, CA
    • David Cunningham Projects, Strange Weather, San Francisco, CA
    • Blank Space Gallery, Work a Day, Oakland, CA
    • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cultivating Creativity, San Francisco, CA
    • The Headlands, Close Calls, Sausalito, CA
  • 2006

    • Islip Art Museum, Animal House, Long Island, NY
    • Gallery 16, here’s the thing, San Francisco, CA
    • The Headlands, Close Calls, Sausalito, CA
  • 2005

    • Gallery 16, Instant Messaging, San Francisco, CA
    • Mission17, The Diorama Show, San Francisco, CA
    • Mixed Use Gallery, Better than Real, San Francisco, CA
    • Gallery 16, a group of mostly unrelated things, San Francisco, CA
    • SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Thirty Something, San Francisco, CA
    • Museum of Contemporary Art/Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Cross Pollination, Santa Rosa, CA
  • 2004

    • Oakland Museum of California, Points of View: Selections from the Museum Collection, Oakland, CA
    • Geek-tique Road Show, Build, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003

    • The Exploratorium, Animal Magnetism, San Francisco, CA
    • Medical Research Symposium Exhibition, From Research to Action, presented by University of California Medical School, San Diego, CA
    • Bedford Gallery, The Big Tree Project, Walnut Creek, CA
    • The Lab, Q: Where are you at?/Q: Where is your drawing at?,San Francisco, CA
  • 2000

    Calumet Photographic Center, Polaroid Processes/Is It Photography?, San Francisco, CA
  • 1999

    Bedford Gallery, Bow Wow, Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA
  • 1998

    • The Carriage House, Project Space at the Islip Art Museum, Site Specifics ’98, Long Island, NY
    • Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California Photography, CA Museum Purchase Award
  • 1997

    CEPA Photographic Gallery, Small Wonder, Buffalo, NY

RESIDENCIES/AWARDS

  • 2018

    The Print Center, 93rd Annual Exhibition, semifinalist
  • 2017

    • Peripheral Visions Fellowship awardee
    • Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland
    • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
  • 2016

    • Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Award
  • 2015

    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award
  • 2014

    Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland
  • 2011

    • Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Artist in Residence
    • La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, Noyers, France, Artist in Residence
  • 2008

    • California Academy of Sciences, Artist-in-Residence
  • 2007

    Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Irvine Foundation Fellowship
  • 2006

    Creative Capital/Headlands Professional Development Award
  • 2004

    SFMOMA SECA Finalist
  • 2002

    Artist-in-Residence with solo exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco
  • 1998

    Artist-in-Residence exhibition, The Carriage House, project space at the Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY
  • 1997

    Museum Purchase Award, Triton Museum of Art
  • 1993

    Drawing Award, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • 2018

    Gilsdorf, Bean, “With Regard to Cleveland”, SFMOMA Open Space, September 27
  • 2017

    • Joan Mitchell Foundation, “Emerging Artists Grants” catalog with essays
    • Turner, Anderson, "Art Review: Current events reflected in works at Emily Davis Gallery", Akron Beacon Journal, October 5
    • Turner, Anderson, "Art Review: Fiber artists take on tough subjects from the news", Akron Beacon, September 28
    • Nader, Brittany, "University of Akron Myers School of Art presents Heatsink and Altered States exhibitions", Cleveland.com, September 29
  • 2016

    Groynom, Rebecca, "The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory", ArtHopper.org, June 29
  • 2015

    • Litt, Steven, "SPACES Parodies Natural History Museums in Edgy Spoof Built for Laughs", Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 8
    • Bouthillier, Rose, " It's All Been Done Before", ArtHopper.org, February 3
    • Lynn, Christopher, "It's All Been Done Before at Forum Artspace", Temporary Art Review, February 18
  • 2014

    • Baker, Kenneth, “Two Galleries with New Tomorrows”, San Francisco Chronicle, October 3
    • MAKE8ELIEVE, “Mountain”
  • 2008

    • Gannon, Victoria, “Art Review: Lauren Davies, Dog Models”, KQED Arts, November 8
    • Cheng, DeWitt, “Artist Profile: Lauren Davies”, Art Ltd., September
    • Harmanci, Reyhan, “Cool Globes challenge: Getting stuff to stick to a giant ball”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 4 with video on SFGate.com
    • Harmanci, Reyhan, “Faux Taxidermy: When Hell Freezes Over”, San Francisco Chronicle, April 24
    • Van Proyen, Mark, “Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, ArtWeek, July/August
    • Scholz, Zachary, “When Hell Freezes Over: Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, Shotgun Review, April 27
    • Wood, Sura “Art as Portal to Other Places, San Francisco Arts Monthly, May
    • Cheng, DeWitt, “The Art of Diorama”, East Bay Express, April 23
  • 2007

    • Westbrook, Lindsey, “Don’t Try This at Home at Intersection for the Arts”, ArtWeek, December
    • Van Proyen, Mark, “Lauren Davies at Ampersand”, Art in America, June/July
    • Leaverton, Michael, “How Things Work”, SF Weekly, September 12
    • Van Proyen, Mark, “Close Calls: 2007 at Headlands Center for the Arts”, ArtWeek, March
    • Andrews, Brian, exhibition essay for Dominion at ampersand international arts
  • 2006

    Van Proyen, Mark, “Close Calls 2006 at Headlands Center for the Arts”, ArtWeek, April
  • 2005

    • Buckner, Clark, “Thirty Something”, SF Bay Guardian, July 6
    • Whiteside, Amber, “Lauren Davies, As if at Gallery 16”, ArtWeek, June
  • 2004

    Buuck, David, “The Drawing Room at Kala Art Institute”, ArtWeek, April
  • 2003

    • Westbrook, Lindsey “Animal Magnetism at The Exploratorium”, ArtWeek, October
    • Johnson, Leigh, “ Breeders Project: An artist finds her medium in fur”, Bark Magazine, Fall
    • Ford, Dave, “Art exhibit gives new meaning to stuffed animals”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25
    • Westbrook, Lindsey, “Wood Should”, East Bay Express, June 25
    • Koppman, Debra, Previews: “The Big Tree Project”, ArtWeek, July-August
      • 2002

        • Westbrook, Lindsey, ”Critics Choice: Ultra-Marine”, SF Bay Guardian, February 7
        • Dayton, Todd “Fish Tales”, SF Weekly, January 16
      • 2000

        • Van Proyen, Mark, “San Francisco: Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, Art Issues, Summer
        • Ladewig, Carol,“San Francisco: Lauren Davies and Carol Selter”, Art Papers, July/August
      • 1999

        • Amirrezvani, Anita, “Gallery’s show is all howls, barks, woofs”, Contra Costa Times, November 30
        • Hogarty, Ken, “Dog Days”, Diablo Arts, October-December
      • 1998

        Harrison, Helen, “Site Specifics ‘98”, The New York Times, May 24

      EDUCATION

      • San Francisco Art Institute, BFA
      • San Francisco Art Institute, MFA Sculpture