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Lauren Smith

Studio Building
Studio Interior
Studio Location
Circle drawing with Orange Sharpie - 72" x 48"
Your fruit makes me smile - 16" x 20"
Perfect fit (but could you please clean up the mess you left) - 16" x 20"
Birthday Hamburger - 16" x 20"
Untitled, Blind Circle Drawings 20" x 30"
Artist's Statement

Lauren Smith (born 1988) is an emerging Brooklyn based artist who exhibits throughout the US. Utilizing a personalized mark-making language ranging from graceful to manic, Smith makes drawings cataloging fluctuations in identity and limitations of human understanding. She has created several private and public commissions including three murals for the Transformer Mural Project in Providence, RI (2013). Smith completed residencies at Studio at MASS MoCA (October 2015/February2016), the Wassaic Artist Residency (January 2016), the Vermont Studio Center (February 2016) and chaNorth (August 2015), receiving several merit based awards. Smith holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design (2006-2010) and was a participant in the RISD European Honors Program (2009).


2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence RI
2009 European Honors Program Rhode Island School of Design , Rome IT

Residencies, Honors & Awards
(Current) chaNorth Resident Coordinator Summer 2016, Pine Plains NY
Studio at MASS MoCA / Assets for Artists Residency Winter 2016, North Adams MA
Vermont Studio Center Residency Winter 2016, Johnson, VT
Artist/Writer Grant Vermont Studio Center 2016, Johnson, VT
Wassaic Artist Winter Residency Winter 2016, Wassaic NY
Studio at MASS MoCA / Assets for Artists Residency Fall 2015, North Adams MA
chashama North Residency Summer 2015, Pine Plains, NY
Contemporary Artists Center Residency Spring 2014, Troy NY
Merit Award Contemporary Artists Center 2014, Troy NY
Financial Award Contemporary Artists Center 2014, Troy NY