Lindsay Lawson

United States 1982

Sculpture, Photography, Video Art

Lindsay Lawson
Lindsay Lawson
United States
December 27, 2015
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Lindsay Lawson is an American contemporary artist born in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1982. She works in a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture and video.

Art by Lindsay Lawson

Lindsay Lawson - 7156, 2013 - installation view
Lindsay Lawson – 7156, 2013 – installation view

Lindsay Lawson received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA in 2005, and her MFA from UCLA New Genres Program, Los Angeles, CA in 2007. She was a Guest Student at Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main in 2009. Inspiration comes from all directions. For example, she chose everyday objects and played with them, denying their original intended use and at the same time creating new way to use them, so the coconut lamp was designed. eBay is included in several series of her art, as it is the place where the most strange item can be found.

Art by Lindsay Lawson

Lindsay Lawson - Organic Coconut, 2012
Lindsay Lawson – Organic Coconut, 2012

Her latest work, a video titled The Smiling Rock is based on a woman falling in love with a rock she sees on eBay, and her obsession with it. The notion of sexuality is explored in an unorthodox way, as a terms like relationship, partnership, attractiveness are given a new meaning. Main actor is based on the artist, and it is a movie with true facts. The stone actually exists, his seller is real, and Lawson is communicating with him. The stone was lent to her and used in several of her exhibitions.

Art by Lindsay Lawson

Lindsay Lawson - Bunny_rbbt likes you, 2013 - installation view
Lindsay Lawson – Bunny_rbbt likes you, 2013 – installation view

Lindsay Lawson lives and works in Berlin.

All images courtesy © Lindsay Lawson.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015The Inner Lives of ObjectsGillmeier Rech, Berlin, GermanySolo
2015Find Your BeachKURATOR at Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil, SwizterlandGroup
2015A Perfect LieGalerie Jeanroch Dard, Brussels, BelgiumGroup
2015DAS IST KUNST. DAS MUSS WEGKunsthaus Hamburg, GermanyGroup
2015Regular Expressions221A, Vancouver, CanadaGroup
2015Rocks, Stones, and DustJustina M. Barnicke Gallery, Toronto, CanadaGroup
2015Soggy BodiedSunday, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2015Improper NounsBlackbridge Offspace, Beijing, ChinaGroup
2015We agreed the paler tones would make a more subtle statement.Ida Schmid, Brooklyn, NYGroup
2015P2PDAM Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2015Might NowReed College, Portland, ORGroup
2014GRIDSGillmeier Rech, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2014Come, All Ye FaithfulFlorian Christopher, Zurich, SwitzerlandGroup
2014Online / Offline. Encoding Everyday LifeAltes Finanzamt, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Sad Hetero WorldGillmeier Rech, Berlin, GermanySolo
2013Press DaysGillmeier Rech, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Notes on Formo32c Workshop, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous AuthorshipCarroll - Fletcher, London, EnglandGroup
2013PARAPHERNALIATelemark Kunstnersenter, Skien, NorwayGroup
2013Gordian ConvivialityImport Projects, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2013CKTVBrooklyn Academy of Music, New York, NYGroup
2013InvolucionOtras Obras, Tijuana, MexicoGroup
2012Chiaroscuro PlaythingKinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, GermanySolo
2012The Skin We're InYossi Milo Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2012AME/ALE/PLE/PMESatellite Space, Santa Monica, CaliforniaGroup
2012CKTV9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, ChinaGroup
2012Screenshot: HelsinkiForum Box, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
2012Art in the Parking SpaceLAXART, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012MonochromSkolska 28, Prague, Czech RepublicGroup
2012Death and TaxesTidens Krav, Oslo, NorwayGroup
2011American SmoothAdds Donna, Chicago, ILSolo
2011ConditionsCCA300 Gallery, New York, NYGroup
2011BlitzLa Noire Galerie, Paris, FranceGroup
2011Mobile DeviceBodega, PhiladelphiaGroup
2011Non-Stop InfinityThe Future Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Adult Contemporary | Family RomanceKavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2011Between Document And FictionMaus Habitos, Porto, PortugalGroup
2011Collective Show CruiseNite School, New York, NYGroup
2011FailureACT Cube at MIT, Cambridge, MassachusettsGroup
2011Metrospective 1.0Program, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Roadside PicnicPM Galerie, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010CorrespondencesYaffo 23, Jerusalem, IsraelGroup
2010Exhibition 1The Chrystal Gallery @ Gentili Apri, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Translation as a Structuring Principle: If A Then BGentili Apri, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Please Remember EverythingActual Size, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010Keep The Illusion AliveVideoholica International Video Art Festival, Varna, BulgariaGroup
2010Adult Contemporary: Dirty Black SummerKavi Gupta Gallery, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010BYOBBureau Friederich Project Studio, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010RapidshareAtelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Avatar 4DNOMA Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2010Exhibition.IKIM, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2010Renaud Perriches & Lindsay LawsonCANAL, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2010RundgangStadelschule, Frankfurt am Main, GermanyGroup
2010I Wish Myself An ExhibitionWest Germany, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009SallysAtelierhof Kreuzberg, Berlin, GermanyGroup
2009Devout SacrilegeGalerie Studio St. St., Berlin, GermanyGroup
2008Veil PieceLAXART, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2008White Elephant ComplexSam Francis Gallery, Santa Monica, CAGroup
2008Fall CollectionKreiling & Dodd, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007HORROR SHOWTelic Arts Exchange, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2007Compass 2007UCR California Museum of Photography & Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CAGroup
2007MFA Thesis ExhibitionNew Wight Gallery, UCLA, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2006LineHarvey Levine Gallery, Los Angeles, CASolo
2006GLAMFA Exhibition + Film ScreeningLong Beach, CAGroup
2005Catalyst 15Plant Zero, Richmond, VAGroup
2005Making NoiseFlat International, Richmond, VAGroup