Chatham University

Visual Arts Faculty and Staff

Lauren Frances Adams
Adjunct Faculty
Hometown : Snow Hill, NC
Joined Chatham : 2007

Academic Areas of Interest

Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Photography, Photoshop and Illustrator, murals, site-specific painting, Dreamweaver + HTML,

Personal Areas of Interest

Thai cooking, concrete gardening, Soviet Socialist Propaganda, Industrial Agriculture, James Howard Kunstler, Installation Art

Personal Website : Visit Website


Lauren Adams received her High School Diploma from the North Carolina School of the Arts, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and art history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (with Honors). Lauren gained her Masters of Fine Arts at Carnegie Mellon University in May of 2007 and received the Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Award, which allowed her to spend a summer traveling to Documenta XII and the Venice Biennale. Adams has exhibited at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh; the Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte; the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; an ex-Turkish bathhouse in Belgrade, Serbia; Fraction Workspace in Chicago, IL., Branch Gallery in Carrboro/Durham, N.C.; and the Regina Gouger Miller Gallery at Carnegie Mellon University. She has collaborated on a number of projects involving performance, video, sculpture and camera obscuras. She also initiated and fostered the TAI+LEE Gallery from 2005-2007, a Polish Hill gallery space for regional artists. Lauren is currently on a new search for the best coconut soup recipes.


  • JMF Recipients Exhibition, CUE Art Foundation, New York (2008)
  • Crosscurrents, The North Carolina Museum of Art, 2006
  • Seeing Double, The Andy Warhol Museum, 2005





  • "Fly-Over State Perspectives" University of Maryland at College Park, 2006
  • "A Select Narrative History of Self-Portraiture" University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008