Lauren Evans is a visual artist who works in a variety of techniques including sculpture and digital media. Reoccurring themes include metaphors that depict childhood labeling, and our human struggles with control. Her work frequently deals with the formation of childhood and the incredible difficulties that can be encountered in that process of growth. Combining the apparently innocent objects of youth with items of the everyday world and with text in ways that are evocative of that particularly vulnerable time.

Lauren received her BFA and MFA, with an emphasis in sculpture, at the University of Southern California. She has exhibited nationally and has been included in several public art projects in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. Lauren teaches undergraduate and graduate courses at Azusa Pacific University as well as design and art history at Los Angeles Southwest College. 



“Bound” Women’s Caucus for the Arts, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY 2013 (catalogue)

“Recreating Nature” Lauren Evans, Carol Goldmark, Jamie Sweetman, Platt and Borstein Galleries, American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA 2012

“Rhino Ideologies/Wild Biology” Lauren Evans and Margaret Lazzari, Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts, Palm Desert, CA 2010

“Group Think” Kim Abeles, Joyce Dallal, Lauren Evans, Karen Koblitz, Patty Wickman Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA 2009 (catalogue)

“Solo Exhibition” Kishwaukee College Art Gallery, Malta IL 2009

“American Portfolio VI” Art Gallery Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR 2009

“Earth-Air-Fire” Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, CA 2009

“Yelling at your Environment” Harrington Arts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 2008

“Wild Life/Wildlife” Mount Ida College Gallery, Newton, MA 2008

“Combined Private Collections” Golden West College Gallery, Huntington Beach, CA 2007

“On/Off: Art in the Digital Era” Cabrillo Gallery, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA 2007            

“West Coast Painting and Sculpture” Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA 1997

“A Gathering” Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA 1997

“International Artists Writing Reading Room” Side Street Projects, Santa Monica, CA 1996

“Lauren Evans-Martin Betz” Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA 1995

“On Site at the Gate 95” Angels Gate Cultural center, San Pedro, CA 1995

“Barbara Bay Graphic Arts Exhibition” West side Jewish Community Center Los Angeles, CA 1995

“Unlikely Cast of Characters” ADR Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA 1994

“Standard Equipment” The Brewery Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA 1994

“October Show” Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 1993

“Reconsideration’s, 13 Los Angeles Artists” Lindhurst Gallery, University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 1993



Public Art Commissions

Lazzari and Evans Public Art Team

EXUBERANT BIRDS, Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project. City of Santa Monica, California. Expected Installation Date Late 2014. 

SEA AND SKY, Fairwind Project Tripointe Homes, Huntington Beach, CA. Expected installation Late 2014

PLANTING A GARDEN, Rotating Pasadena Public Art Program, City of Pasadena, California:  October 2011-September 2013

Individual Public Art Commissions

Billboard Art Project, San Bernardino-Corona-Riverside, CA 2011

Sunset Strip Guitar Town Project, West Hollywood, CA 2010

Globe for Santa Fe Springs Sister City Park, Santa Fe Springs, CA 2006

Urban Tree II Sculpture Project, Unified Port of San Diego, San Diego, CA 2005

Public Art/Sheep project, Boys and Girls Club Fullerton, CA 2003



College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA 2008

Rio Hondo College, Whittier, CA  1995