lauren woods

Visual Arts, 2008



lauren woods is a multimedia artist whose hybrid media projects—film, video and sound installations, interventions and site-specific work—engage history while contemplating the socio-politics of the present. Challenging the tradition of documentary/ethnography as objective, she creates ethno-fictive documents that investigate invisible dynamics in society, remixing memory and imagining other possibilities. She explores how traditional monument-making can be translated into new contemporary models of memorializing, substituting the traditional marble and granite for digital video. Born in Kansas City, MO and raised in Dallas, TX, woods holds a BA in Radio, Television and Film and a BA in Spanish with a sociology minor from the University of North Texas. In 2006, she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States and internationally, including Washington D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Dallas, Miami as well as Puerto Rico, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, Mali and France. She has been the recipient of grants and awards from numerous institutions including The Tribeca Film Foundation, College Art Association, Alliance of Artists Communities and the San Francisco Foundation.

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Awards and Accomplishments

2012:

woods receives a grant from The Idea Fund

2011:

woods recieves the Black Rock Arts Foundation Award

2011:

woods is artist-in-residence at Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2011:

woods presents Notes of a Native Daughter, a solo exhibition at Women & Their Work, Austin, TX

2010:

woods shows her work in How Many Billboards?: Art in Stead at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles, CA

2010:

woods presents M(other)land, a solo exhibition at UCSD University Art Gallery, San Diego, CA

2009:

woods is an artist-in-residence at CentralTrak, Dallas, TX

2009:

woods presents Letters from the Left Coast..., a VideoStudio solo exhibition at Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, NY

2008:

woods receives Tribeca Film Institute Media Arts Fellowship

2008:

woods shows work in the exhibition Bay Area Now 5, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2008:

woods is selected to be part of the 2008 California Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA