2019 Jack Fischer Gallery, Unravel, San Francisco, CA

2018   Foothill Galleries, Industry Unraveled, Cleveland, OH 

2017   University of Akron, Emily Davis Gallery, Altered States, Akron, OH

2017    sindikit, Brick by Brick, Baltimore, MD 

2016    Seiberling Gallery, Walking and Looking, Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Peninsula, OH

2014    Dose Projects, the comfort of rocks, Brooklyn, NY

2011    ampersand international arts, Looking After, San Francisco, CA

2008    Richard L. Nelson Gallery, Aggregate, University of California, Davis, CA

2008    California Academy of Sciences, The Butterfly and the Tsunami, San Francisco, CA

2008    Gallery 16, When Hell Freezes Over, San Francisco, CA 

2007    ampersand international arts, Dominion, San Francisco, CA

2005    Gallery 16, as if…, San Francisco, CA

2002    The Lab, Ultra-marine: the workshop for alternative aquatic taxidermy, San Francisco, CA

2000    Gallery 16, Practical Taxidermy, San Francisco, CA

2000    vitra, working like a beaver, San Francisco, CA



2019 Sordoni Gallery, Wilkes University, Rust Belt Biennial, Wilkes Barre, PA

2019 The Print Center, 93rd International Print Competition, semifinalist with online exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

2018    Denison University, Cleveland in Newark, Newark, OH

2018    Yards Project Space, Permanent Collection Exhibition, Worthington Yards, Cleveland, OH

2017    The Sculpture Center, Objections and Connections: Fiber Artists Talk Back, Cleveland, OH

2017    North Seattle College, Artifact & Interpretation, Seattle, WA

2017    Ohio University Art Gallery, Where I Come From, Alternatives 2017 Photo Biennial, Athens, OH,

2016    Bay Arts, Pattern & Design, Bay Village, OH

2016    University City Science Center/Esther Klein Gallery, Methods of Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2015    SPACES, The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory, Cleveland, OH

2015    Forum Art Space, It's All Been Done Before, Cleveland, OH

2014    c2c project space, Abstraction Naturally, San Francisco, CA

2014    ampersand international arts, Shoebox Orchestra, San Francisco, CA

2012    Bedford Gallery, Captured: Specimens in Contemporary Art, Walnut Creek, CA

2011    La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, CaliforNoyers, Noyers Sur Sureine, France

2010    SFMOMA, ShadowShop Project, San Francisco, CA

2010    Soap Gallery, so many products, so little time, San Francisco, CA

2009    Y2Y Gallery, non-mart, San Francisco, CA

2009    Gallery 16, Let’s leave it at that …, San Francisco, CA

2009    Nurture Art, Interface: Nature, Brooklyn, NY

2009    Patricia Sweetow Gallery, Urban Idiom, San Francisco, CA

2009    de Saisset Museum, Natural Blunders, Santa Clara, CA

2009    The Lab, Plan B, San Francisco, CA

2008    Gallery 16, these are the people in your neighborhood, San Francisco, CA

2008    Bedford Gallery, Art of the Diorama, Walnut Creek, CA

2008    Oakland Museum at the Oakland International Airport, Artists as Collectors, Oakland, CA

2007    Intersection for the Arts, Don’t Try This at Home: Obsessively Reshaping the Ordinary, San Francisco, CA

2007    David Cunningham Projects, Strange Weather, San Francisco, CA

2007    Blank Space Gallery, Work a Day, Oakland, CA

2007    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cultivating Creativity, San Francisco, CA

2007    The Headlands, Close Calls, Sausalito, CA

2006    Islip Art Museum, Animal House, Long Island, NY

2006    Gallery 16, here’s the thing, San Francisco, CA

2006    The Headlands, Close Calls, Sausalito, CA

2005    Gallery 16, Instant Messaging, San Francisco, CA

2005    Mission17, The Diorama Show, San Francisco, CA

2005    mixedUse Gallery, Better than Real, San Francisco, CA

2005    Gallery 16, a group of mostly unrelated things, San Francisco, CA

2005    SFMOMA Artists Gallery, Thirty Something, San Francisco, CA

2005    Museum of Contemporary Art/Luther Burbank Center for the Arts, Cross Pollination, Santa Rosa, CA

2004    Oakland Museum of California, Points of View: Selections from the Museum Collection, Oakland, CA

2004    Geek-tique Road Show, Build, San Francisco, CA

2003    The Exploratorium, Animal Magnetism, San Francisco, CA

2003    Medical Research Symposium Exhibition, From Research to Action, presented by University of California Medical School, San Diego, CA

2003    Bedford Gallery, The Big Tree Project, Walnut Creek, CA

2003    The Lab, Q: Where are you at?/Q: Where is your drawing at?,San Francisco, CA

2000    Calumet Photographic Center, Polaroid Processes/Is It Photography?, San Francisco, CA

1999    Bedford Gallery, Bow Wow, Lesher Regional Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

1998    The Carriage House, Project Space at the Islip Art Museum, Site Specifics ’98, Long Island, NY

1997    Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, California Photography, CA Museum Purchase Award

1997    CEPA Photographic Gallery, Small Wonder, Buffalo, NY



2019 MASS Moca, 2019 (September)

2018 The Print Center, 93rd Annual Exhibition, semifinalist

2017   Peripheral Visions Fellowship awardee

2017   Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland

2017    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

2016    Joan Mitchell Foundation Emerging Artist Award

2015    Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award

2014    Nesnadny + Schwartz Visiting Curator Award, MOCA Cleveland

2011    Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM, Artist in Residence

2011    La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, Noyers, France, Artist in Residence

2008    California Academy of Sciences, Artist-in-Residence

2007    Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Irvine Foundation Fellowship

2006    Creative Capital/Headlands Professional Development Award

2004    SFMOMA SECA Finalist

2002    Artist-in-Residence with solo exhibition, The Lab, San Francisco

1998    Artist-in-Residence exhibition, The Carriage House, project space at the Islip Art Museum, Long Island, NY

1997    Museum Purchase Award, Triton Museum of Art

1993    Drawing Award, Austin Museum of Art at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX



2019 Stirling, Dana, RUST BELT BIENNIAL, Lenscratch, September 20, 2019

2019 Seikaly, Roula, “Unravel: Lauren Davies & Kirsten Stolle at Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco”, Photograph Magazine, June

2018 Gilsdorf, Bean, “With Regard to Cleveland”, SFMOMA Open Space, September 27

2017 Joan Mitchell Foundation, “Emerging Artists Grants” catalog with essays

2017  Turner, Anderson, "Art Review: Current events reflected in works at Emily Davis Gallery", Akron Beacon Journal, October 5

2017  Turner, Anderson, "Art Review: Fiber artists take on tough subjects from the news", Akron Beacon, September 28

2017  Nader, Brittany, "University of Akron Myers School of Art presents Heatsink and Altered States exhibitions",, September 29 

2016   Groynom, Rebecca, "The People's Museum of Revisionist Natural Itstory",, June 29

2015   Litt, Steven, "SPACES Parodies Natural History Museums in Edgy Spoof Built for Laughs", Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 8

2015   Bouthillier, Rose, " It's All Been Done Before",, February 3

2015   Lynn, Christopher, "It's All Been Done Before at Forum Artspace", Temporary Art Review, February 18

2014   Baker, Kenneth, “Two Galleries with New Tomorrows”, San Francisco Chronicle, October 3

2014   MAKE8ELIEVE, “Mountain”

2008   Gannon, Victoria, “Art Review: Lauren Davies, Dog Models”, KQED Arts, November 8

2008   Cheng, DeWitt, “Artist Profile: Lauren Davies”, Art Ltd., September 

2008   Harmanci, Reyhan, “Cool Globes challenge: Getting stuff to stick to a giant ball”, San Francisco Chronicle, August 4 with video on

2008   Harmanci, Reyhan, “Faux Taxidermy: When Hell Freezes Over”, San Francisco Chronicle, April 24

2008   Van Proyen, Mark, “Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, ArtWeek, July/August 

2008   Scholz, Zachary, “When Hell Freezes Over: Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, Shotgun Review, April 27

2008   Wood, Sura “Art as Portal to Other Places, San Francisco Arts Monthly, May 

2008   Cheng, DeWitt, “The Art of Diorama”, East Bay Express, April 23

2007   Westbrook, Lindsey, “Don’t Try This at Home at Intersection for the Arts”, ArtWeek, December

2007   Van Proyen, Mark, “Lauren Davies at Ampersand”, Art in America, June/July

2007   Leaverton, Michael, “How Things Work”, SF Weekly, September 12

2007   Van Proyen, Mark, “Close Calls: 2007 at Headlands Center for the Arts”, ArtWeek, March

2007   Andrews, Brian, exhibition essay for Dominion at ampersand international arts

2006   Van Proyen, Mark, “Close Calls 2006 at Headlands Center for the Arts”, ArtWeek, April 

2005   Buckner, Clark, “Thirty Something”, SF Bay Guardian, July 6

2005   Whiteside, Amber, “Lauren Davies, As if at Gallery 16”, ArtWeek, June

2004   Buuck, David, “The Drawing Room at Kala Art Institute”, ArtWeek, April 

2003   Westbrook, Lindsey “Animal Magnetism at The Exploratorium”, ArtWeek, October 

2003   Johnson, Leigh, “ Breeders Project: An artist finds her medium in fur”, Bark Magazine, Fall 

2003   Ford, Dave, “Art exhibit gives new meaning to stuffed animals”, San Francisco Chronicle, July 25

2003   Westbrook, Lindsey, “Wood Should”, East Bay Express, June 25

2003   Koppman, Debra, Previews: “The Big Tree Project”, ArtWeek, July-August 

2002   Westbrook, Lindsey, ”Critics Choice: Ultra-Marine”, SF Bay Guardian, February 7

2002   Dayton, Todd “Fish Tales”, SF Weekly, January 16

2000   Van Proyen, Mark, “San Francisco: Lauren Davies at Gallery 16”, Art Issues, Summer

2000   Ladewig, Carol,“San Francisco: Lauren Davies and Carol Selter”, Art Papers, July/August 

1999   Amirrezvani, Anita, “Gallery’s show is all howls, barks, woofs”, Contra Costa Times, November 30

1999   Hogarty, Ken, “Dog Days”, Diablo Arts, October-December 

1998   Harrison, Helen, “Site Specifics ‘98”, The New York Times, May 24



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