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Lauren Braun

is a visual artist based in Pittsburgh, PA. She utilizes memories, observations, fantasies, and hopes for the future to help shape a sense of architectural space in her work. Interests in constructed photography and visionary architecture have influenced the development of her artistic practice.

Video by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust for the 2018 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival. Director: Dustin Wickett


Education

2003
MFA, Studio Art
Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1999
BFA cum laude, Art Photography
Syracuse University

1995
Attended, Otis College of Art & Design

 

Selected Solo and Two Person Exhibits

2018 Transit Wall Mural (temporary installation), PIT Airport

2017 Lauren Braun & Lisa Bergant Koi: Points of View at the Union Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

2010 Buffalo Niagara Visitors Center

2005 Siegel, Kelleher & Kahn, Buffalo, NY

 


Selected Group Exhibits

2018
Juried Visual Art Exhibit, Three Rivers Arts Festival
Emerging Artist Booth, Three Rivers Arts Festival

2017
Electric Kool Aid, The Brewhouse, Pittsburgh PA (Curated by Corey Carrington)

Dots Shapes Lines Patterns, Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA

Now and Zen, Percolate Art Space, Wilkinsburg, PA

2016
RawDraw, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA

John Riegert, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA (Curated by Brett Yasko)

echo Art Fair, OSC Manufacturing & Equipment Services, Inc., Buffalo, NY

2015
microcosm/MACROCOSM,Chatham University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

RawDraw, Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Drawing on Drawing, Framehouse & Jask Gallery, PIttsburgh, PA

No Vacancy, The Mine Factory, PIttsburgh, PA

Black & White, Framehouse & Jask Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

Shaping New Worlds, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, Sewickley, PA

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh New Member Exhibit, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA
 

 

 

2014
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Framehouse & Jask Gallery

echo Art Fair, Central Library, Buffalo, NY

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, Most Wanted Fine Art, Homestead, PA

Juried Visual Arts Exhibit, Three Rivers Arts Festival, Trust Arts Education Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh 103rd Annual Exhibit, Westmoreland Museum of American Art @ Rt. 30, Greensburg, PA

 

 


Residencies and Awards

2018
Emerging Artist, Three Rivers Arts Festival

2017
Tending Space Fellowship for Artists, Hemera Foundation

2016
Idea Furnace, Pittsburgh Glass Center

2006
Vermont Studio Center, Artist in Residence

Special Opportunity Stipend, Buffalo Arts Council

Collections

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

PNC Bank Corporate Art Collection

 


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