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Lauren Was


-Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Fine Art: Sculpture with Honors

-Brown University, Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate


-The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelors of Fine Arts: Sculpture


Adam Eckstrom


-Rhode Island School of Design, MFA Painting with Honors

-Brown University, Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate


-University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, BFA Sculpture and Photography


Awards, Grants, and Fellowships


-Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, Fl


-International Studio & Curatorial Program, Alumni Residency


-Cross Sectors Residency, Elsewhere Museum, Greensboro, NC


-Facebook Artists in Residence

-College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, spring artists-in-residence, Collegeville, MN

-Artist Resource Trust Grant


-Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program New Orleans


-Business Accelerator Grant, The Clark Hulings Fund

-International Studio & Curatorial Program, funded by The Pollock- Krasner Foundation


-Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 5-month A.I.R., Governors Island, NY


-Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

-Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

-Jerome Foundation Grant

-La Napoule Art Foundation, funded A.I.R., Mandelieu-La Napoule, France


-Smack Mellon, year long funded studio program

-New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant

-Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, three-month funded A.I.R., Omaha, NE


-Hot Picks, Smack Mellon Brooklyn, NY

-Wassaic Project Artist Honorarium, Funded by Dutchess County Arts Board NY

-Voted top installation at Art First, Corriere Di Bologna


-Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Germany 2-month A.I.R. Funded by US Embassy


-The Young Masters Art Prize, Young Masters and AXA Insurance, London, UK

-IAAB, six-month funded A.I.R., Basel, Switzerland


-Artist Projects, RISD, Material grant and student labor to make an installation.

-Oxbow Fellowship re-granted from The Joan Mitchell Foundation

-City Sol, Material Grant

-D.U.M.B.O. Improvement District, Material Grant


Solo Exhibitions


-Aligned by the Sun (connections)

Site specific full surround installation in the departure hall at Penn Station as part of Art at Amtrak, New York, NY September 30- January 8, 2023

-If this is paradise... Geary Contemporary, Millerton, NY, through October 2 2022


-Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution) Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC through July 2023


-Yesterday is Here MAAM (MassArt Art Museum) Boston, MA, through February 2023


-Statistics of Hope Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York, NY

-I'll be with you when the deal goes down, STANDARD SPACE, Sharon, CT 


-At a Loss, For Words LABspace, Hillsdale, NY

-A Devil to Pay  CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


-Falling From Paradise Satellite Art Show, Miami, FL

-When the Smoke Clears: The Fair Housing Project Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY


-A Good Run of Bad Luck Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY

-Gone the Sun Galerie Paris Beijing, Paris, France


-Day is Done, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)

-Collapse of Promise Zadok Gallery, Miami, Florida


-Forever, Almost Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

-Remember When Tomorrow Came Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Museum, Colorado Springs, CO

-Sky’s the Limit Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

-Our Favorite Pastimes MCC Gallery, Omaha, NE


-we spend our lives as we spend our days Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen,Denmark

-Everybody Wants Some Heaven Art First, Santa Maria Della Vita, Bologna, IT curated by Julia Draganovic.


-The Price of Happiness Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China

-One in a Million Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, DE

-Future Perfect The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA

-This is it Volta 6 New York, Cynthia Corbett Gallery


-Ghost of a Dream Space at Alice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Selected Group Exhibitions


-Masked Vigilantes Poster House, New York, NY though February 12, 2023


-shh, it's a secret Postmasters Roma, Rome, Italy

-Imagining Data Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA 2021

-Decoding Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, curated by Mary Birmingham

-Sunrise Sunset Albany International Airport


-MESS (Marker Emblem Symbol Signal), Standard Space Gallery, Sharon, CT

-Coming Soon, Art Austerlitz, Austerlitz, NY


-Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY curated by Lisa Panzera

-Division of Labor, The Art Gallery of York University, Toronto, Canada

-Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, New York, March 29- May 5th, 2019

-Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY


-Change of State, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

-Facebook acquisition and permeant installation, New York, NY


-Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

-State of the Art  Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee

-State of the Art Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, Tennessee 

-State of the Art The Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina


-20th Anniversary exhibition, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

-The City & The City, Denny Gallery, NY, NY

-Summercamp, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France

-State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA

-State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN

-Be My Guest, No Longer Empty, NY, NY

-Sessions, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France

-It’s Funny Because It’s True, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France


-HERE THERE NOWHERE, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels Belgium

-Makers Mark, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY curated by Gingrow and Scoggins

-And I feel Fine…, The ReInstitute, Millerton, NY 

-In Praise of Folly, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY curated by Jin Hwang Coleman

-Deep End, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

-The Ecstasy of Influence, Spring Break, NY, NY curated by Progress Report


-State of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK

-Artist Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

-Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark


-SHINE, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Ontario

-Wish Meme, at Old School for The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, NY, NY             

-Homeward Found, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY

-Debris Field, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

-Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, Rockaway Beach, NY     


-How Much do I Owe You? No Longer Empty, LIC, NY curated by Manon Slome

-Summertime, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

-Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY


-Trash Talk, Spattered Columns Art Connects, NY, NY

-COME AND GET IT, Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY 2011     

-Art Prize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI

-A Strange Attraction, Hendershot Gallery NY, NY, curated by Maureen Sullivan        


-Exhibitionism-The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute, London, England


-Fly By’s, Galleri Cristoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark

-Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, England (catalogue)

-Will it Happen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, NY

-Word Up, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY


-In other Words, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

-This is not New York, This is Berlin, Salon Mastul e.V., Berlin, Germany

-Suckers and Biters, Chashama Gallery, NY, NY (catalogue)

-Devotion Reconstructed, Broadway Gallery, NY, NY


Curatorial Projects


-Founded and run the curated artists exchange program ArtForArtists


-For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY


-Co-founded of an annual 1-month artist-residency in northern Italy ArtGarda


-Day becomes Night, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY


-AKA, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY

-In the Details, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY


-Another Side, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

Visiting Artist Lectures


-Visiting Critic- Brown University, Providence, RI


-Visiting Artist- MAAM Museum, Boston, MA (Virtual)


-Visiting Artist- Saint Johns University, MN


-Visiting Critic- School of Visual Art, New York, NY

-California State University Fullerton


-Visiting Artist- Indiana University School of Art, Bloomington, IN

-Visiting Critic- School of Visual Art, New York, NY

-Visiting Artist- Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

-Visiting Artist- Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ


-Visiting Critic- School of Visual Art, New York, NY


-Princeton University Museum, Princeton, NJ

-Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, NY


-California State University, Northridge, CA

-Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK

-Visiting Critic- School of Visual Arts, May, November and December NY, NY

-Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

-School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

-Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD


-Brolab Panel Discussion at UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami, FL

-Henry Clews Foundation, La Napoule, France

-Smack Mellon, DUMBO, NY


-Visiting Critic- School of Visual Art, New York, NY

-Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE

-Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE

-Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO


-Festival Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy

-School of Visual Arts New York, NY


-Albright College, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA

-Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI


-Miami University, Miami, Ohio




-Collection & Collage: in the Studio with Ghost of a Dream, a short documentary by Southern

Foodways Alliance in partnership with 21C Museum Hotels

-The Green Cube, Canadian Art, September

-Betting on the American Dream in Statistics of Hope, Filthy Dreams, March 29


-A Devil To Pay- Ghost of a Dream at CES Gallery, Art and Cake, February 23

-State of the Art at Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte Magazine, May

-‘State of The Art’ Compiles Cream of the Contemporary Scene, USA Today, January 27


-Considering the Environmental Damage Done by Art Fairs, Hyperallergic, October 18

-Covering the Waterfront, ArtFCity, October 6

-Ghost of a Dream’s New Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, BlouinArtinfo, September 15

-The Art of Interiors, Galerie Magazine, Fall issue

-A Door Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop Up, ArtFCity, July 8

-9 Must-See Summer Group Shows, Artnet News, June 30

-When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings, Huffington Post, April 26

-Leftover Lottery Tickets Turned Into Stunning Art, Good Morning America, April 22         

-‘Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors’ exhibit transforms, The Editor at Large, April 20

-Empty Manhattan Apartment Transformed Into Work of Art, Architectural Digest, April 20

-What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion, W Magazine, April 5

-Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors- Seven Artists, ArtfixDaily Artwire, March 21

-New Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit is all-American road trip, Star Tribune, February 19

-New Jepson Center Exhibit Celebrates Contemporary American Artists, Savannah Morning News, February 20


-5 Female Artist Break the Glass Ceiling at ADAA, ARTSY, February 25

-The Wassaic Project: A Festival, Beautiful Flood, and Now Art, New York Times, March4

-Desires, Dreams, and Excess, ARTFILE MAGAZENE, February   

-Emission de la Semaine #58, TCQVAR, February 16th

-Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, a la Galerie Paris-Beijing, France Fine Art, February 8


-Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, Anti-Utopias, December 22

-Pulse Dives Into New Waters in Miami Beach, Blouin ARTINFO, December 4

-Piecing Things Together at PULSE Miami Beach, HYPERALLERGIC, December 8

-Pulse launches 10th year with move to Miami Beach, Miami Herald, December 4

-Kim Rugg and Ghost of a Dream Stand Out at PULSE, NewYork Observer, December 4

-State of the Art at Crystal Bridges: Pure Pop for Now People, Artnet, September 23

-The State of ‘State of The Art’, The Wall Street Journal, September 17th

-Crystal Bridges unveils State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,ARTFIX daily, September 11

-AMERICAN BEAUTY, Vogue Magazine, August issue

-BROOKLYN ARTIST BALL SETS THE TABLE, Interview Magazine, April 17

-At the Brooklyn Artist Ball, Gallerist/Observer, April 18

-The Brooklyn Artists Ball Had It All, Bedford and Bowery, April 17

-Highlights From The Brooklyn Artists Ball, ArtFCity, April 21

-Night at the Museum, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 17

-Ghost of a Dream, The Glamourai, March 26


-Jour de Chance, Arts Libre, La Libre Belgique, Brussels, BE, December 20

-GHOST OF A DREAM, Le Soir, Brussels, BE, December 21

-HAUNTING AND COLLECTING, Agenda, Brussels BE, December 5

-Get Lucky, Marie Claire, Brussels, BE, December

-Cinquante degrés Nord, Arte Belgique, Brussels, BE, December 4

-Entre Triomphe et Tragedie chez Paris-Beijing, Brussels, BE, November 26

-Creative Time’s Sandcastles Return to Rockaway Beach, Art In America, Aug 13

-Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Art F City,  NY, NY, Aug 12

-Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Time Out New York, Aug. 12

-Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, W Magazine, Aug 12

-Lottery Ticket Sculptures ‘Ghost of a Dream’, Huffington Post, May 20


-Seven Deadly Sins, Beautiful/Decay, Fall

-Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Ghost Of A Dream, ArtFCity, September 7

-London Show Draws Winners, The Independent, London, UK, January 19

-Watch the Birdie, The Metro, London, UK, January 18th

-In Your Dreams, Phoenix, London, UK, February issue #6

-Ghost of a Dream Remember When Tomorrow Came, Artlog, February 15

-Why Weren’t You in Wassaic This Weekend?, August 8


-The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art, Village Voice Online,  August 8

-Collectors Call, ARTFORUM online, May 6

-Giant Sculptures Made From Lottery Tickets, Wired UK, August 5


-Luck of the Draw, City Weekend, Beijing, China, October 28-November 10

-Husband-and-wife 'found' art team's exhibition weighs The Price of Happiness, 

 Global Times, Beijing, China, October 12

-Dream Ticket, World of Interiors, July

-VOLTA NY: Ghost of a Dream, Whitewall Magazine, March 5

-The American Dream as Illusion, The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, March 28

-Medium Voltage, ARTINFO, March

-The Art of Discarded Lottery Tickets,, August 4


-Award-Winning Artist Master Raphael and Durer, The Independent, London, November 13

-Young Masters, Art of England, Issue 63

-Scope Basel, Premier Art Scene Magazine, June

-Top 10 Artists at Art Basel, Volta and Scope,, June 10th


-Time Out New York, NY, NY, December 18- 31

-Ghost of a Dream, Chief Magazine, Issue 13

-For Biennial Fans, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, March 6

-Dream Ride, Intersection Magazine, Spring Issue

-Lottery Tickets become Dream Car, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, March 18 

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