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Lauren J Whitley



I live in New Orleans, I'm attracted to abandoned homes.


I’m interested in moments of dissociation that create memory; shadows and peripheral information found between elements are the real content of my art.  The work mainly comes from dreams, memories, and writings, the writings are visual sketches of places that I thematically find myself, a particular symbolic code made from the combination of emotion/intuition and a place.



Masters of Fine Arts; Western Carolina University, May, 2012
Bachelor of Arts; University of North Carolina-Asheville, May 2007

Areas of Concentration:
Printmaking, drawing, painting, 3-D installations, event planning

Career Related Work/Organizational Experience:
Graduate Professor:
“Two Dimensional Design,” Western Carolina University, Fall-2010 through Fall-2011
Event Planning:
Organized NeverNo Collective Benefit; Asheville, NC, June,2010
Organized Hangar Artists Show; Athens, GA, January and
March, 2009
Curated Erotic Art Show; Pump Gallery, Phil Mechanic Studios,
Asheville, NC, December, 2006
Organized Western North Carolina AIDS Project Benefit Concert;
Asheville, NC, August 2006
Organized Ingrid Carson Benefit Concert; Asheville, NC, July, 2006
Organized/curated Flint Street House Show; Asheville, NC, April,

Co-Founder of The Dark House Collective, April 2012
Album Art for Ahleuchatistas “Heads Full of Poison” Released September 25, 2012
Actress, starring role in “The Dividers,” film production of Courtney Chappell/NeverNo Collective, Asheville, NC, March, 2010
Volunteer: University of North Carolina-Asheville Iron Pour, NC, Spring, 2006


2014: “Second Saturday, St. Claude Arts District” Birds Nest Gallery, New Orleans, LA
2013: “Hybrid Identites” Edinburgh, U.K
2013: “ReHappening” Black Mountain College, Black Mountain, NC
2013: “With and Without” Wisteria House Gallery/LaunchPad, Brooklyn NY 

2012: “Total Gold Installation” Carolina Lane. Asheville, NC

2011: “Shucked,” Push Gallery, Asheville, NC
2011: “Flowers and Fun,” Gallery 1526, Atlanta, GA
2011: “Slump,” Western Carolina Graduate Group, Sylva, NC
2011: “Coterie,” Gallery 1526, Atlanta, GA
2011: “Disposable Camera Art Show,” Asheville, NC
2010: “Hangar Benefit Show,” Hangar, Athens, GA
2009: “Dark Arts,” Push Gallery, Asheville, NC
2009: Hangar Group Show-The Hangar, Athens, GA
2008: The Bailey Law Group Show, Washington, D.C
2007: “Art Attack II,” Push Gallery, Asheville, NC
2007: Student Show, Owen Gallery, Asheville, NC
2007: University of North Carolina- Asheville Student Show Honorable
Mention in Printmaking, Asheville, NC
2007: “Wretched Nags,” Solo Exhibition, Placeways Gallery, Phil Mechanic Studios, Asheville, NC
2006: “Erotic Art Show,” Pump Gallery, Asheville, NC
2006: “Mad Max,” Installation, Solo Exhibition, Joli Rouge, Asheville, NC

Addis,Jamie, Asheville,NC
Albright, Agnes, Columbus, GA
Chappell, Courtney, Asheville, NC
Efimov, Stacey, Asheville, NC
Gottlieb, Jody, Birmingham, AL
McSwain, Jesse, Asheville, NC
Mun, Yoonhee, McLean, VA
Rumfelt, Mitch, Asheville, NC
Souther, Laura Marie, Asheville, NC
Whitley, Kathleen and Joe, Alpharetta, GA

Articles and Reviews:
“Artists Get Shucked,” by Kyle Sheppard, Mountain Express
Sept,6, 2011
“Pushing Back: Push Gallery’s Street Smart Style,” by Connie Bostic,
Mountain Express, Jan, 28, 2008

Work Represented by:

Wisteria House Gallery, (on-line) Brooklyn, NY

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