Born: Baltimore, Maryland, 1975
Resides: Houston, Texas
Education: School of the Art Institute of Chicago (M.F.A., 1999); Maryland Institute College of Art (B.F.A., 1997)

Selected Exhibitions


"The Bearden Project," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.


"Lauren Kelley: Froufrou Conclusions," The Kitchen, New York.
"Johns Hopkins University Film Festival," Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.
"Carousel Microcinema," The Kitchen, New York.
"Somewhere Else, Right Here," Texas State University Galleries, San Marcos, Texas.


"Wrap me up in you," La B.A.N.K., Paris.
"Usable Pasts," Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.
"In Wolves Clothing: Reimagining the Doll," Showstudio, London.


"The Girl Effect," Lombard-Freid Projects, New York.
"Posing Beauty," Tisch School of the Arts, New York. '
"Undercover: Performing and Transforming Black Female Identities," Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta.
"Suddenly This Summer," Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York. '"Stimulus," DiverseWorks, Houston.
"No Zoning," Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
"The Brand New Heavies," Collette Blanchard Gallery, New York.


"Rupture in Rapture," Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, Texas.
"2008 Altoids Award," New Museum, New York.
"Bedtime Stories," The Redhouse, Syracuse, New York.
"The Video Lounge," Vox Populi, Philadelphia.
"Reality Testing," LACE, Los Angeles.
"Garveyism 2008," Rush Arts Gallery, New York.
"Cinema Remixed and Reloaded: Black Women Artists and the Moving Image Since 1970," Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta.


"Nexus Texas," Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
"World View: Diverse Artists' Approaches," The Dallas Contemporary.
"Homage to Domestic Familiarity," Anya Tish Gallery, Houston.


"Collect Them All! Soft Brown Narratives," Lawndale Art Center, Houston.
"Drawing Between the Lines," Lawndale Art Center, Houston.


"Burnt, Fried, Pulled, Curled," Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago.

Selected Bibliography


Donovan, Thom. "3 Museums, 2 Days (part II of II)," Art21Blog (August 31).
Ewing, John. "Usable Pasts: The Studio Museum in Harlem," Art Lies (Fall/Winter)
"Goings On About Town," The New Yorker (August 16).
Haber, John. "Race as a Usable Art," (September).
Rhodes, Dusti. "Ladies First," Houston Press (March 18).


Carlin, T.J. "The Brand New Heavies," Time Out New York (February 19).
Finch, Charlie. "Having a Rave Up!" (January 29).
Valdez, Sarah. "The Girl Effect," Art in America (November).


Bise, Michael. "Core 2008 Artists in Residence Exhibition," Texas Visual Arts Online (March 28). Britt, Douglas. "The Flypaper Effect," Houston Chronicle (December 21).
Grey, Lisa. "Heartbreak in the Dollhouse," Houston Chronicle (April 29).


Goldsmith, Meredith. "Lauren Kelley: Collect Them All! Soft Brown Narratives," Art Lies (Fall).

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