Lauren Bartone is an artist and educator whose work is grounded in an interdisciplinary balance of painting, community dialogue, and collective work. Her educational background has allowed her to pursue her passions for both the visual arts and public education, and her experience working in both fields often crosses over in interesting ways. This has been a great drive in her studio and has led her to work with materials as diverse as macaroni necklaces, garbage from the street, and oil on linen paintings. Lauren has worked in various community programs, participated in residencies at the Kala Art Institute, Art Works Downtown, and the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. She has received several grants including a Marin Arts Council Career Grant, the VCFA Levin/Lutz Award, and the Pirkle Jones Foundation Artist Support Grant. Since 2011 she has also enjoyed working collaboratively with the Fortnight Collective. She has shown work in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, and New York.

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

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

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

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

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

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

2019 Eureka Fellowship, nominee
2017 SFMOMA’s SECA Art Award, nominee
2011 Pirkle Jones Visual Artist Support Grant
2011 Levin/Lutz Award, Vermont College of Fine Arts
2007 Marin Arts Council Career Grant

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