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LAUREN BALL BIO

LAUREN BALL
B. 1980
Chicago, IL
Lives and works in Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
2020 MFA in Studio Art, New York University, New York, New York
2004 BFA in Fine Arts, The School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago, Chicago, IL

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2021 | Thresholds | Monica King Projects | New York, NY | Artsy
2020 | The Grotto | Monica King Contemporary | New York, NY | Virtual Feature
2019 | Shape Duration | Gallery 80WSE | New York, NY 2017 | Resurface | SideCar Gallery | Hammond, IN
2016 | Old Dynamite | Free Range Gallery | Chicago, IL
2005 | A Rose is a Rose is a Rose | SAKS Ukrainian Village | Chicago, IL

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2021 | Synergy | Voltz Clarke Gallery and Monica King Projects | TWO PERSON SHOW with Mike Hansel | New York, NY | Artsy
2021 | Elastic Valley | 80 WSE Gallery | New York, NY
2020 | Intersect Art Aspen 2020 | Monica King Contemporary | New York,NY
2020 | Spring to Action | Monica King Contemporary | New York, NY
2018 | Tulpamancy | Gallery 80 WSE | New York, NY
2018 | Free Range | Chicago Printcrawl, Spudnik Press | Chicago, IL
2018 | Untitled (house) | Illinois State Museum | Lockport, IL
2014 | This Particular Patch | The Gowanus Ballroom | Brooklyn, NY
2013 | Ghosts Don’t Burn | SideCar Gallery | Hammond, IN
2009 | Some Kind of Happy | Happy Collaborationists Gallery | Emanuel Aguilar, Curator | Chicago, IL
2007 | In Progress | UNO Gallery | Cheryl Hayes, Curator | The University of New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
2008 | Staff Show | The New Orleans Conservation Guild | Bywater | New Orleans, LA
2007 | Staff Show | The New Orleans Conservation Guild | Bywater | New Orleans, LA
Spring Break 2005 | The Butcher Shop | Chicago, IL
2002 | Rome Exhibition | The Tyler School of Art at Temple University | Rome, Italy

LECTURES / CONFERENCES / SYMPOSIUMS
Untitled (house) 09/2017 - 10/2018
2018-2019 | Illinois State Museum Exhibition. October 28, 2018 to April 15, 2019.
Exhibition highlights the forty-plus year journey of Browne Goodwin’s acquisitions and engagement with emerging artists from California, Texas, Illinois and beyond with 60% of the collection on view, spotlighting the Fernwey artist collective in Chicago. Guest curators for this exhibition are Lauren Ball, Erik Wenzel, and Gwendolyn Zabicki. An overview essay by curator Robin Dluzen complements the exhibition.
2015 | SAIC Alumni Event: Studio Visit and Collection Tour In Conversation with Lauren Ball and Letitia Noel, Chicago, IL 09/2015 - 10/2015
Conversation and studio visit with Chicago collector Letitia Noel. Guided tour and viewing of contemporary art collection featuring scores of Chicago-based artists and Alumni from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
2014 | Visiting Artist | Roosevelt University | Chicago, IL
2004 – Present | SAIC Critique Group Founding Member Monthly Talk | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago Alumni Group
2008 | Resident Artist and Illustrator Talk | Art as a Gift in Rebuilding | The Archdiocese of New Orleans | Catholic Charities
2007 | Visiting Artist and Guest Speaker | College of DuPage, IL
Talk and Discussion with DuPage undergraduates about community influences and building support in the wake of natural disasters. Painting conservation portfolios, humanitarian work, and the development of a visual arts portfolio in New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina were discussed.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
2019-2020 | Steinhardt Graduate School Scholarship | New York University
2018-2020 | Martin Wong Scholarship | New York University
2016 | Columbia College Chicago Graduate Scholarship | Columbia College Chicago
2008 | Graduate Enrichment Award | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2007 – 2008 | Photography Department Assistantship | The University of New Orleans
2004 | Stoeckel Trust Fellowship Nominee Award | Yale University at Norfolk, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
2001 | Fursman Scholarship Residency Recipient | Ox-Bow | The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
The Visualist | On-line press release
Old Dynamite | Press release | March 2016
Studio Visit Magazine
The Open Studios Press | Juried publication | July 2015, Volume 29
Newcity Art
Eye Exam: Midwesterners Do It In Secret | Review by Jason Foumberg, Art Forum Contributor | November 2016
Bad at Sports | Ghosts Don't Burn feature
Top 5 Weekend Picks! | October 18, 2013
Bad at Sports - Interview with Carl Baratta
Ghosts, Mythology, and Painting: A Chat With Carl Baratta

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
Robert Buford | Chicago, IL
Letitia Noel | Chicago, IL
Chereesca Bejasa | Chicago, IL
Claire Thomas | London, UK
Karl Wirsum | Chicago, IL
Ruby Wirsum | Chicago, IL
Cheryl Hayes | New Orleans
Oli Watt | Chicago, IL
Joe Kleeman | Chicago, IL
Bill and Dahlia Gross | Chicago, IL
Gemcraft Diamond Corporation | Chicago, IL
Michael Kaysen | Hammond, IN
AMIC | Chicago, IL
The Archdiocese of New Orleans | New Orleans, LA
The Art Institute of Chicago | Chicago, IL
Browne Goodwin | Lockport, IL
Harold Washington College | Rick Repasky | Chicago, IL

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