Lauren Conway is an artist who lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. 






About
Lauren Conway is an artist who works through drawing to explore the experiences of second level education in Ireland. Selected group exhibitions include High Heart: IADT Rollover shows (2021), Pallas Projects + Studios, cruxx.project(2021), Rathmichael Ring Fort, and Under the seams runs the pain (2020), Ex Club x Ex Lab, Helsinki. Her writings have been published in Bloomers Art Magazine, RHA Young Art Writers Zine, and in the online programme for cruxproject.net. She is currently a member of Ormond Art Studios, Dublin and the Douglas Hyde Student Forum III.






Statement 





Through the process of drawing Conway seeks to tease out a commonality between collective memories of being a participant within public educational spaces. Her most recent body of work - A Great Public Meeting explores empty educational spaces that question and challenge aspirational promises put forward by the state through formal education. The work opens up a space for further connections to be made beyond the educational. Through the use of archival materials, documentation from site visits, and found images from her teenage years.