Lauren GREGORY - Artist in residence, September, 2017


Brooklyn-based and Tennessee-raised, Lauren Gregory is a painter, animator, and music video director.  A third-generation southern female painter, she began by following in her mother’s and grandmother’s footsteps, often painting friends and family in quick one-sitting sessions.  Since earning her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, Lauren’s work has developed into oil paint stop-motion animations - moving paintings in which thick impasto strokes appear to move before the viewer’s eyes - and music videos for international acts.  Her work has shown at MoMA P.S.1, the New Museum, MOCA Los Angeles, and at museums and film festivals around the world.

Lauren teaches animation at Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she has worked and lived since 2010. Gregory regularly collaborates with Director Joseph Kraska on his cult classic web series, “Peppre Ann & Froends”.   In July, there will be a solo show of her paintings and animations at the Kunsthalle Darmstadt in Germany, and this September, Lauren will be the doing a residency at the Budapest Art Factory in Hungary, where she is looking forward to painting portraits of the people she meets during her stay.

Animated gifs


Born 1983, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA
Lives and Works in New York City


2009 MFA in Painting,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago, USA
2006 BFA in Painting and Drawing, University of South Carolina, USA

Solo and two person exhibitions

2017 Meatballs: Portraiture and Animation by Lauren Gregory, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE, Opening July 4
Joseph Kraska and Lauren Gregory, The Mini Microcinema, Cincinnati, OH
2016 Satellite Art Show with Elijah Wheat Showroom, Miami, FL
New Work by Lauren Gregory, Zrobilli, Epiphany, New York, NY
2015 Paintings of Lauren Gregory, 444 Humphreys Pop Up Gallery, Nashville, TN
2012 Susannah Coffey and Lauren Gregory, O’Connor Gallery, Dominican University, Chicago, IL
2010 New Work by Lauren Gregory, Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
2009 Lauren Gregory and Carly Silverman, Zrobilli, Chicago, IL
2008 Bloodline: Three Generations of Women Painters, Oak Ridge Art Center, Oak Ridge, TN

Group exhibitions (selected)

2016 Painting as Film, Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Darmstadt, DE
Fort, Ess Ef Eff, Brooklyn, NY
2015 Negative Space, The Knockdown Center, Queens, NY
Track One, The Silo Room, Nashville, TN
File Anima Festival, Sao Paulo, BR
2014 Aboveground Animation, MoMA P.S.1, New York, NY
Julius Caesar, The Whitney Houston Biennial, Chicago, IL
Lover, Bird of Prey, FJORD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Oof Animation Collective, Icebox project space, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Aboveground Animation, New Museum, New York NY
Flux Screening Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Heroines of Hand Crafted Cinema, Bebe Theatre, Asheville, NC
Aboveground Animation, MOCA Los Angeles, CA
2012 Animator Festival, Poznan, PL
Aboveground Animation, Ramiken Crucible, New York, NY
Indie Grits Film Festival, Columbia, SC
2011 Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Aboveground Animation, Ramiken Crucible, New York, NY
Momenta Art Benefit, New York, NY
2010 NEXT Fair via Swimming Pool Project Space, Chicago, IL
Are You In or Out?  CalArts Main Gallery, Valencia, CA

Directorial work

2014-2017 Assistant Director of “Peppre Ann & Froends”
2017 Macy Rodman - “Strawberry Margarita”
2016 Elena Moon Park & Friends - “Anta Gata Doko Sa”, Festival Five Records
Mind Enterprises - “Loverboy”, Because Music
Portrait Mode, a body of work commissioned by Electric Objects
2015 Bayonne - “Spectrolite”, Mom + Pop Music
Elderbrook - “Be There Soon”, Black Butter Records
2014 Elderbrook - “Could”, Black Butter Records
2013 Toro y Moi - “Rose Quartz”, Carpark Records
2012 Babe E. - “Poppin’ Bottles”, Commissioned by MOCATV
2011 Short film That Girl for the South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra,
Collaboration with composer Man Fang’s piece “Maroon”


Art F City, 2017
Vice, 2016
Stereogum, 2015
Pigeons and Planes, 2015
Italic Magazine, 2015
BBC Radio, 2014
The Huffington Post, 2013
MySpace, 2013
Pitchfork, 2013
New York Times, 2012
New City, Chicago, 2010

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