Lauren DiCioccio

 

BIO

SOLO & TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

  • Solo Show

    Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; August 2012
  • Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)

    Recology A.I.R. Show; San Francisco, CA; September 2011
  • Remember the Times

    Yerba Buena Center for the Arts; San Francisco, CA; January 2011.
  • Scatter and Heap

    2-person show; Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery; University of Nevada, Reno; August 2010.
  • And so it goes...

    Walker Contemporary; Boston, MA; May 2010.
  • New Work

    Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; November 2009.
  • Notions

    Clifford Art Gallery at Colgate University; Hamilton, NY; May 2009.
  • Lauren DiCioccio and Aliza Lelah

    Jack Fischer Gallery; San Francisco, CA; July 2008.
  • sewnnews

    Quicksilver Mine Co. Forestville, CA; February 2008.
  • Headlines

    Lauren DiCioccio and Heidi Neff; Los Medanos Gallery; Pittsburg, CA; January 2007.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • tbd Group Show

    Fuller Craft Museum; Brockton, MA; October 2012.
  • Transmit

    d.e.n. contemporary; Los Angeles, CA; November 2011.
  • Cashing Out

    Kala Art Institute; Berkeley, CA; October 2011.
  • The Mysterious Content of Softness

    Bellevue Art Museum; Bellevue, WA; upcoming February 2011
  • Aqua Art Fair, with Jack Fischer Gallery

    Miami, FL; December 2010.
  • Critical Stitch

    Mandeville Gallery at Union College; Schenectady, NY; upcoming, September 2010.
  • Traversing Gender

    McInnich Art Gallery at Southern New Hampshire University
    Framingham, MA; Fall 2010.
  • 2010 Fall Artist-in-Residence Exhibition

    McColl Center for Visual Art; Charlotte, NC; September 2010.
  • Unbound

    Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts; Walnut Creek, CA; July 2010.
  • Stitches

    Armory Center for the Arts; Pasadena, CA; April 2010.
  • By A Thread

    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; San Jose, CA; February 2010
  • Stitched, Looped and Knitted: Contemporary Needle Art

    The Mills Building; San Francisco, CA; September 2009.
  • Summer Reading

    Jen Bekman Gallery; New York, NY; July 2009.
  • Taste

    Root Division; San Francisco, CA; upcoming April 2009.
  • PULSE New York

    with Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery; New York, NY; March 2009.
  • Baker’s Dozen

    Quicksilver Mine Co.; Forestville, CA; January 2009.
  • Narrative Thread

    Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery; New York, NY; January 2009.
  • Aqua Art Fair

    with Jack Fischer Gallery; Miami, FL; December 2008.
  • 28th Annual Auction

    San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; San Jose, CA; October 2008.
  • Code-Switchers

    The Lab; San Francisco, CA; September 2008.
  • Intersection’s 2008 Fundraiser

    Intersection for the Arts; San Francisco, CA; June 2008.
  • DoorSnake

    Platform 2; Melbourne, Australia; March 2008.
  • California Sculpture

    SFMOMA Artists’ Gallery; San Francisco, CA; November 2007.
  • Stretching the Threads

    Harris House (Atlantic Center for the Arts); New Smyrna, FL, April 2007.
  • Points Plots and Ploys

    Southern Graphics Council Conference; Kansas City; March 2007.
  • A Flight, Jack Fischer Gallery

    San Francisco, CA; group show; December 2006.
  • Terror?, Intersection for the Arts

    San Francisco, CA; juried group show; September 2006.
  • My Country: Right or Left?

    Horton Art Gallery, Stockton, CA; juried group show; 2005.

EDUCATION & AWARDS

  • Colgate University

    Hamilton, NY; BA in Art and Art History (Studio Emphasis), 2002.
  • Quimby Colony

    Artists’ residency; upcoming January 2011
  • Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus

    Schwandorf, Germany; Two-month artists’ residency, November 2011.
  • Recology Artist-in-Residence

    San Francisco, CA; Four-month artists’residency, June 2011.
  • McColl Center for Visual Art

    Three-month artists’ residency, September 2010.
  • Kala Institute

    One-month artists’ residency, June 2006.
  • Vermont Studio Center

    One-month artists’ residency, November 2005.
  • Horton Art Gallery

    Top Merit Prize for work in “My Country” show, December 2005.

REVIEWS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Four paintings editioned by www20x200.com

    release dates: April 2009 and November 2010
  • “Now and Then”, interview in San Francisco Bay Guardian

    January 2011.
  • "Lauren DiCioccio: And So it Goes” Review

    The Boston Globe, June 2, 2010.
  • “Art Picks for the Week Ahead”

    The Boston Globe, May 27, 2010.
  • “Art Review: Stitches at the Armory Center for the Arts”

    The LA Times, May 21, 2010.
  • “Lauren DiCioccio” Review of new work

    ZYZZYVA blog; November 2010.
  • Review of new work at Jack Fischer Gallery

    Art Ltd. magazine, January 2010.
  • “Alumni Spotlight”

    Colgate University Scene, February 2009.
  • Artwork included in Bird-dog Poetry Journal

    Spring 2009 edition.
  • “Best in Show 2008”

    San Francisco Bay Guardian, January 2009.
  • “Eye of the Needle”

    San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 2008.
  • “Local Artist of the Week”

    San Francisco Bay Guardian, August 2008.
  • “Front Page: Red Dot”

    Art in America, May 2008.

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Lauren DiCioccio is an emerging artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her BA from Colgate University (Hamilton, NY) in Art and Art History and has been an Artist-in-Residence at Recology SF (San Francisco, CA), the McColl Center for Visual Art (Charlotte, NC), the Oberpfalzer Kunstlerhaus (Schwandorf, Germany), and the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT). Her work has been exhibited at The Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), The Bellevue Art Museum (Seattle, WA), The San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art (San Jose, CA), Lyons Wier Ortt Gallery (NY) and Jen Bekman Gallery (NY). She is represented by Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco, CA

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work investigates the physical beauty of common mass-produced objects as they approach obsolescence. Ubiquitous items of day-to-day life – in this case, paper currency- are quickly becoming cultural artifacts as these media change modes due to technology and the hope for a less wasteful lifestyle. Approaching sculpture, painting, and tedious handicraft with an air of lightness, I aim to remind viewers of the importance of our relationships with these simple but intimate objects of everyday life and to provoke a pang of nostalgia for their familiar physicality.