Lauren Adams, who graduated Cum Laude from FSU with an interdisciplinary degree in Studio Art and French in 2006, and obtained a B.F.A. in Visual Art from West Virginia University, has remained an active and successful painter ever since.
Since leaving FSU, Lauren Adams has shown her work extensively at various venues including EA Gallery in Swainsboro, Ga.;, Cooper Gallery in Lewisburg; the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston; and Arts Monongahela in Morgantown. Lauren is a juried artist at Tamarack’s David L. Dickirson Gallery. In 2009, she was juried into the Emerging Artists of West Virginia exhibition at the West Virginia State Museum, where she was awarded Best of Show and a spot in the museum's permanent collection. Recently, Adams exhibited in a two-person show titled "Brian Ferrell and Lauren Adams: the Aesthetics of Nature" at the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art at Ligonier Valley. Adams has forthcoming solo exhibitions at the Slingluff Gallery in Philadelphia, the Redbrick Gallery in Martinsburg and the Annex Gallery in Charleston.
Concerning her work, Lauren Adams writes: “I thrive on working from life. The act of painting is central. My process involves a combination of media and approach. It is the dialogue between studio-based practice along with a plein air experience that interests me and allows for investigation and improvisation... My works are not images of sweeping vistas, but the views found exploring the interior of West Virginia. They reveal its true character and a feeling of place through semi-abstraction. Retained is a relative simplicity of form along with an economy of strokes that are utilized to construct a strong image.”