Originally from Atlanta, GA, Lauren Frances Evans currently lives and works in Birmingham, AL, where she is Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University. Evans completed her undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston and received her MFA from the University of Maryland. She went on to serve as Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa in the School of Art & Art History as well as Visiting Professor at Grinnell College. Evans has participated in residencies at Franconia Sculpture Park, Elsewhere Living Museum, and the Vermont Studio Center. She was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and was a recipient of an Artist Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council. Evans’ work and writing has been featured in several publications including The Other Journal, PromptPress, and CIVA’s Seen Journal. Last year, she presented a paper at the CAA conference entitled “How We Are Fed: Artist Mothers and the Online Community,” and organized a session titled “The Artist as Parent as Academic” for the SECAC conference. Evans is the founder and facilitator of the Artist/Parent/Academic Network and she was featured on ep. 22 of the Artist/Mother Podcast. She is also currently serving as a mentor for the Artist/Mother Crit groups. Most importantly, she is mom to Agnes Prairie and Edie Moon.

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