About, CV

About, CV

Lauren Bartone is grounded in an interdisciplinary balance of painting, community dialogue, and collective work. After initially studying painting in Florence, she completed a BA in fine art at UCLA in 2002. This was followed by an MA in Education at UC Berkeley in 2005 and an MFA at VCFA in 2012. In 2015 she produced her project A City in Maps as artist in residence at the de Young Museum of Art in San Francisco, and later created other interactive projects with the de Young, including Paradise and A Map for the Centennial of the Panama Pacific International Exposition. Additional artist residencies include Kala and Art Works Downtown. In 2016 she partnered with the San Francisco Arts Council to make SF New City Atlas for the Art on Market Street poster series, and more recently she produced a series of paintings and small sculptures exploring the value of domestic labor for her solo show 16 Tons, at the College of Marin Gallery. Her work has been generously supported with grants by the Pirkle Jones Foundation, the Marin Arts Council, and the VCFA Levin/Lutz Award. She currently lives with her partner and three children in downtown San Rafael.

EDUCATION
MFA in Visual Art Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT, 2012
MA in Education, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 2005
BA in Visual Art, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, 2002
Lorenzo de Medici Accademia, Florence, Italy, Painting, Fall 1997 - Fall 1999

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 16 Tons, College of Marin Gallery, Kentfield, CA
2015 Civic Signs and Casalinga, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2015 A City in Maps, Kimball Gallery, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2020 The de Young Open, de Young Museum, San Francicso, CA
2020 /digital room/ online exhibition, curated by Dorothy Santos, / Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2017 Sabbath, the Jewish Contemporary Museum, San Francisco, CA
2017 Detritus, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2017 Pirkle Jones Artist Grantees, Marin Community Foundation, Novato, CA
2016 Pulling Threads, Root Division, San Francisco CA
2014 The Brucennial 2014, New York, NY
2012 X Libris, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2012 The Brucennial 2012, New York, NY
2012 Vermont College of Fine Arts, Graduate Exhibition, Wood Gallery, Montpelier, VT

PUBLIC PROJECTS
2017 Participating artist, One Love: A Celebration of Art and Community, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
2016 SF New City Atlas, Art on Market Street Poster Series, San Francisco Arts Commission
2015 Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition, participating artist, Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
2013 Forts and Flags, with Fortnight Collective, West End Village Celebration, San Rafael, CA
2013 Mothering Tree, Fortnight Collective in collaboration with the Downtown Business Improvement District, San Rafael, CA
2010 The TakeOut Project at Farmer’s Market, San Rafael, CA

RESIDENCIES
2015 de Young Museum Artist-in-Residence, San Francisco, CA
2014 Max Thelen Studio Residency, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA
2007 Artist Residency at Kala, Berkeley, CA

PANELS AND WORKSHOPS
2019 “The Family Tree Online -- Constructing Italian American Heritage in the Era of Social Networks”. Paper presented at the Annual Italian American Studies Association Conference in Houston, Texas
2017 Artist Talk, with Serena Cole, What it Feels Like to Be a Girl, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael
2016 Artist panel member, Pulling Threads, Root Division, moderated by Anastasia James
2015 Artist Talk, Civic Signs, Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA

GRANTS/AWARDS
2011 Pirkle Jones Visual Artist Support Grant
2011 Levin/Lutz Award, Vermont College of Fine Arts
2007 Marin Arts Council Career Grant

SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Cole Allee, Glenna, and Victoria Mara Heilweil. X Libris. San Francisco: Root Division, 2012. Print.
Silverman, Fred, “The Art of Lauren Bartone: Expressing the Personal and the Social”, Imagine, Marin Philanthropist Magazine, Fall, 2012
Miller, Michael H., “At Brucennial, Harder to Get Into Than the Whitney Biennial, Unknowns Share Wall Space With Hirst and Schnabel”, The New York Observer, http://www.galleristny.com/2012/03/at-brucennial-harder-to-get-into-than-the-whitney-biennial-unknowns-share-wall-space-with-hirst-and-schnabel/, March 1st, 2012
Liberatore, Paul, “Boost to Accessible Art”, Marin Independent Journal August 11th, 2011
DeWitt, Change, “How Things Are: Pro Arts Juried Annual 2011 Surveys the Field” Eastbay Express December 8th, 2010
Bernstein-Wax, Jessica, “Teacher Turns Discarded Food Containers into Art”, Marin Independent Journal July 26, 2010