b. 1999  Galway, Ireland                                 
Email : laurenconway1999@gmail.com 

Education
2021   IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Bachelor of Fine Arts
2020  University of the Arts Helsinki 
Solo Exhibitions
2021    Karen, Ormond Art Studios, Dublin IR
2020  Testing, Helsinki Library, Taideyliopiston Kuvataideatemia, Helsinki, FI (Cancelled due to Covid-19)

Group Exhibitions
(Upcoming 2022) The Dock, Carrick-On-Shannon, Leitrim IR, curated by Ruth Carroll
(Upcoming 2021)  RDS Visual Arts Awards, RHA Gallery, Dublin, IR, curated by Vera Klute 

2021    Karen, Ormond Art Studios, Dublin IR 
2021    191st RHA Annual Exhibition, RHA Gallery, Dublin IR
2021    DHG Student Forum iii Rendering New Realities - Access and Alterity (Culture Night), The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin IR, curated by Rachel Botha
2021    A Great Public Meeting, IADT On Show, IADT, Dublin IR
2021    High Heart: In the Making, Pallas Projects, Dublin IR
2020  cruxx.project, Rathmichael Woods, Dublin, IR 
2020  Under the seams runs the pain, Ex Club x Ex Lab, Online Programme, Helsinki FI
2020  CIACLA Contemporary Irish Arts Center Los Angeles, Online Program, Santa Monica, CA, USA  
2019   How’s Your Da?, MLV Studios, Dublin IR
2018   Art Yeah? 2, KAVA Art Gallery, Galway IR
2018   Perceived Dimensions, IMMA, Dublin IR
2017   Art Yeah?, KAVA art Gallery, Galway IR 
2016   The Conditions of others,  Red Bird Youth Collective X Siobhan McGibbon, Galway Arts Centre,        
2016   Agitating space, Red Bird youth Collective + Ruby Wallis, Gerald Glynn, Roisin Coyle, GAC, Galway
2014   Before I Fade away‘, Red Bird youth Collective X Maeve Clancy, GAC, Galway 

Awards

2021 Agility Award, Arts Council of Ireland
2021 Selected for exhibition RDS Visual Art Awards
2021 Shortlisted RDS Visual Art Awards
2021 The Dock/IADT Student Award 
2021 Emerging Artist Bursary Dun Laoghaire County Council
2020  Shortlisted, Science Gallery Dublin Rapid Residency

Collections 
Colaiste Einde, Galway
Private Collections

Experience
2021   Gallery Assistant, Green on Red Gallery, Dublin
2019   Workshop Assistant Baboro, Ballybane Library, Galway 
2017/18  Class rep, 1st Year Art IADT, Dublin
2017   Exam Diarist, Irish Times, Dublin
2016   Winner, National Action Aid speech writing competition, Royal Irish Academy, Dublin 
2014   Galway Arts Centre, Gallery Assistant, Mediator

Residencies/Project Groups 
2020/21 National Forum of Teaching and Learning Student Associate 
2020/21 Member, Douglas Hyde Student Forum iii
2020  Far from the Tree workshop w/Fergus Feehily, Uni Arts Helsinki
2018   Perceived Dimensions residency (IADT), Irish Museum of Modern Art
2018   Young Art writers programme, the RHA in collaboration with Temple Bar Gallery and Studios 

Talks/Presentations
2021   Tour and Artist Talk on exhibition Karen, Ormond Art Studios to IADT BA Students 
2020  Interview trí Gaeilge, Radio Rí Rá w/Louise Bryne  
2018   Reading,  Dublin Art Book fair (Nov 2018) RHA young Art writers Zine launch, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
2018/17  Open Day Presentation, School of Visual Art IADT. Presentation of recent work and research notebooks 
2016  Artist Talk w/ Ruby Wallis, Gerald Glynn, Roisin Coyle, Extending Architecture GAC 
2016  Presentation to the National Youth Council of Ireland Red Bird recent projects

Press
The RDS Arts Awards can launch careers, but what about the art of rejection? Gemma Tipton, The Irish Times, Nov 6 2021

Writing 
2018  RHA Young Art Writers zine response to Placating Sychophantic Art Consumerism
2018  Bloomers issue 2: The Living Mountain  

Performances
2020  Rollerblading, Ingrid K Bjørnalli, Kallio Free Art Space, Helsinki
2020  The Monkey Went, Samuel Thompson Plant, Kallio Free Art Space, Helsinki
2020  What’s the Time Mr Wolf?, Samuel Thompson Plant