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GALLASPY, LAUREN
GALLASPY, LAUREN
GEORGIA

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I want to make work in which conventional hierarchies of value--the concrete over the imaginary, fact over fiction, efficiency over pleasure--are dismantled, their parts rearranged to form objects through which desire, pathos, and obsession are encouraged, and the translation of event into imagination is made physical: form follows fetish. In material form, the imaginative act becomes a way to help shorten the distance between what happens inside our heads and outside our bodies. It is an activity with real, often dangerous consequences. Clay is utilized in this activity as a covert material. A wilderness in which animals of association may hide. A co-operative contradiction both molecularly and metaphorically.

EDUCATION
MFA Alfred University, Alfred, NY
BFA University of Georgia, Athens, GA

PROFESSIONAL
2008-2009 Adjunct professor in ceramics, University of Georgia

PUBLICATIONS
2009
Flagpole Magazine, review of three-person show (with text and color photo)
2006
Poetic Expressions of Mortality, Figurative Ceramics from the Porter. Price Collection,Mobile Museum of Art
2005
500 Cups, Lark Books
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, review of group show (with text and color photo) by Jerry Cullum

SELECTED GROUP & INVITATIONAL EXHIBITIONS
2009
Peils in the Sublime, NCECA, Phoenix, AZ
Ceramic Invitational, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
2008
La Mesa, NCECA and Santa Fe Clay, Pittsburgh, PA
2007
New Alfred, Lacoste Gallery, Concord, MA
MFA Alfred Grads, Leon Gedould Gallery, New York, NY
2006
La Mesa, NCECA and Santa Fe Clay, Portland, OR
Poetic Expressions of Mortality, Figurative Ceramics from the Porter. Price Collection, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL
Tell Me a Story, Santa Fe Clay, Santa Fe, NM
2005
Stories and Visions of Nature in Clay, The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
La Mesa, NCECA and Santa Fe Clay, Baltimore, MD
Octant, BFA Exit Show, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Hot/Ice, Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
2004
8 Fluid Ounces: A Cup Show, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
CUP, The New Gallery, University of Miami, FL

ONE & TWO PERSON SHOWS
2008
Lauren Gallaspy and Andy Nasisse, The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007
MFAThesis Exhibition, Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY
2005
AGA Introductions, The Signature Gallery, Atlanta, GA


AWARDS/GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
2004
Mary Rosenblatt Art Scholarship
Regina Brown Undergraduate Fellowship Recipient
2003
Patrick Thomas Keim Memorial Award for work in ceramics

RESIDENCIES
2005 The Hambidge Center, Rabun Gap, GA