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. Her work combines the apparent 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 is full time art faculty at Los Angeles Southwest College. 

 

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Exhibitions

“Childs Play” Foundry Art Center . St. Charles, MO 2019

"All Media 2018" Irvine Fine Arts Center Irvine, CA 2018

"Artistic Text" Ventura County Arts Council, Ventura, CA 2018

"Don't Shoot Me Down"                               ShockBoxx Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA 2018

"Not Just Drawing-A Line with Intent" Arc Gallery, Chicago, IL 2018

"Welcome to the Rhino" SoLA Gallery  Los Angeles, CA 2017 (Solo exhibition)

"In Harms Way" Central Booking,         New York, NY 2016 (catalog)

"Skyline" South Bay Contemporary,      San Pedro, CA 2016

“Beautiful Planet” El Camino College Art Gallery, Torrance, CA 2015

"Inside Out" Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR 2014

“The Brain” Art and Science Collaborations INC,  New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY 2014 

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

“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 (catalog)

“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

Facing the Sun, City of Palmdale the Development Services Entrance Public Art Project, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Palmdale, CA Completion 2018

Tracks,  The County of Los Angeles Public Art Project. Castaic Animal Care Center, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Castaic, CA completion 2016

Egrets Take Flight, City of Manhattan Beach Sculpture Garden Program, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Manhattan Beach, CA completion 2015

Sea and Sky, Fariwind Project, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Huntington Beach, CA completion 2015

Exuberant Birds, Longfellow Sustainable Living Street Project, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Santa Monica, CA completion 2014

Planting a Garden, Rotating Pasadena Public Art Program, East Walnut Site-specific, Artist Team with Margaret Lazzari, Pasadena, CA 2011

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