Lauren Grossman

EDUCATION
1983 University of Washington, Seattle, WA. BFA Ceramics, Magna Cum Laude
1981 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1980 Washington University, St. Louis, MO

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014

Ghost Variations, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2012
Sphincter, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
2008
Told You So, Howard House Gallery, Seattle, WA
Whithersoever, Fairbanks Gallery, Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR
2007
Meditations + Revelations, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2006
Not Consumed, Howard House Gallery, Seattle, WA
2002
Scapegoat Variations, Esther Claypool Gallery, Seattle, WA
2001
Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI
1999
Descent into Limbo, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1996
Bearing the body of Christ, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1995
Entry Into Jerusalem, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
Northview Gallery, Portland Community College, Portland, OR
1994
Discrete Objects, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1993
Magdalene In the Wilderness, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991
Make an Effort to Remember..., collaborative installation with Borgia-Aberle and Weslien, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1990
Rusted Eden, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989
Noli Me Tangere, William Traver Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987
Hoops of Real Fire, Traver Sutton Gallery, Seattle, WA
1985
Allied Arts Gallery, Yakima, WA
1984
Jackson Street Gallery, Seattle, WA
1983
Short Form Gallery, Seattle, WA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2015

Pilchuck Print Shop, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA 
2014

Arts/Industry: Collaboration and Revelation, John Michael Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan, WI
Material in Mind: Women and Steel, Soil Gallery, Seattle WA
2013
Creating the New Northwest, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2012
Elles, Platform Gallery, Seattle, WA
Enduring Clay, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2011
Social Security, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
Breadth, Steele Gallery, Gage Academy of Art, Seattle, WA
2010
Txt, James Harris Gallery, Seattle, WA
2009
798 Art Zone, Beijing, China
2008
Century 21: Dealer’s Choice, Wright Space, Seattle WA
Heads: DisEmbodied, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
2005
Unnatural History, Kittredge Gallery, U of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2004
Seattle Perspective, WA State Convention Center, Seattle, WA
2003
UW Ceramics Program 1969-1996, The Clay Studio, Philadelphia, PA
2002
Seattle Collects 2002, City Space, Seattle, WA
2000
Ceramic National, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; Harn Museum, FL ; Chicago Cultural Center, IL; Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA
1999
Artificial Life, Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
1998
Horsehead Project, Sand Point Naval Base, Seattle, WA
1997
Wit and Wisdom, Kirkland Art Center, Kirkland, WA
1994
Figure and Ground, Port Angeles Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
1993
Screams with Laughter, Canadian Craft Museum, Vancouver, BC
1992
Figures of Stature, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA
Carnival Culture, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
1991
The Artist in the Art, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
1990
The Human Form, Dinnerware gallery, Tucson, AZ, (travelling)
The 28th Ceramic National, Everson Museum, Syracuse, NY; (travelling)
1989
Califia-Artists’ Books, Fuller Gross Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Surreal Ceramics, JM Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
1988
Scripps Ceramic Annual, Lang Gallery, Claremont, CA; Marylhurst College, Marylhurst, OR
Personal Form: Books and the Artist, Henry Gallery, Seattle, WA
1987
Seattle Sculpture 1927-87, Bumberbiennale, Seattle, WA
1986
Underground Seattle, Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle
1985
neon Plus, Bumbershoot, Seattle, WA
1980
Copper II: Metalsmithing National, University Museum, Tucson, AZ
1979
El Paso Biennial, El Paso, TX

COLLECTIONS
City Light Collection, City of Seattle, WA
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University Library, Boca Raton, FL
Hargrett Rare Books, University of Georgia Library, Atlanta, GA
Kohler Company, Kohler, WI
Matthews Collection, Arizona State University Museum, Tempe, AZ
Microsoft Inc., Redmond, WA
Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR
Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA
Special Collections, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

SELECTED CATALOGS AND BOOKS
Schwartz, Judith, Confrontational Ceramics, A&C Black, London, 2008
One ShotVisual Codec Press, Seattle, WA, 2007
Tourtillott, Suzanne, Editor, The Figure in Clay: Contemporary Sculpting Techniques by Master Artists, Lark Books, New York, NY, 2005

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Kohler, Ruth DeYoung, "Arts/Industry: collaboration and revelation," JMKAC, 2014
Graves, Jen, “How Lauren Grossman Turned Glass into Ghostwriting,", September 29, 2014
Kangas, Matthew, review, Art LTD, Nov/Dec, 2014
Hushka, Rock and Kangas, Matthew, "Creating the New Northwest," Tacoma Art Museum, 2013 
Ayers, Robert, "Lauren Grossman at Platform Gallery: leviathans and hellmouths," Seattle Times, April 6, 2012
Kangas, Matthew, Return to the Viewer, Midmarch Arts Press, 2011
Pothast, Emily, "The Weight of Words," (blog post) tinyurl.com/the-weight-of-words, 2008
Schumacher, Mary Louise, "Taking a turn…," Milwaukee Journal Feb 9, 2007
DeVuono, Frances, "Lauren Grossman at Howard House," Artweek, Vol 37, No 4, May, 2006
Enriquez, Lucia, "Artists Take on Religion…," Seattle Times, March 17, 2006
Graves, Jen, "Don’t Call It Religious Art," The Stranger, Vol 15, No 25, May 8, 2006
Gaucys, Peter, "Lauren Grossman’s Not Consumed," The Stranger, Vol 15, No 24, May 2,2006
Kangas, Matthew, "Lauren Grossman at Esther Claypool," Art in America, Feb. 2003
2002
Josslin, Victoria, "Sculptures take Biblical…," Seattle P-I, July 15
2001
Hackett, Regina, "Burning Passion," Seattle P-I, March 20
1999
Hackett, Regina, "Grossman’s Herd Dominates...," Seattle P-I, Oct. 18
1996
Adelman, Carol, Bearing the body of Christ, Art Access, Vol 5, No. 6
Fredericksen, Eric, Jesus Machine, The Stranger, June 27
1995
Kangas, Matthew, Sculpture, Jan/Feb
Josslin, Victoria, Reflex, November, Vol.9, No.10
1994
Garrow, Stephen, Skin Treatments, Reflex, Oct/Nov
1993
Haynes, Deborah, Bible Stories, Artweek, March 4
Askey, Ruth, Figurativity, Visions Art Quarterly, Summer
Brunsman + Askey, Modernism and Beyond: Women…, Midmarch Press
1992
Sellars, Beth, Monumental Ceramics, Cheney Cowles Museum
Auer, James, Sheboygan Show Daring…, Milwaukee Journal, 12/29
1991
Kangas, Matthew, Sculpture, March/April, Vol. 10, No.2
Goss, Lee, Fracturing Genesis, Reflex, Jan/Feb
1990
Kangas, Matthew, Lauren Grossman, American Ceramics, Vol. 8, No. 1
1989
Glowen, Ron, Subtle Invocations of the Macabre, Artweek, May 20
Hackett, Regina, Grossman’s Art Not for the Squeamish, Seattle P-I, May 5
1988
McCloud, Mac, Scripps Ceramic Annual, Ceramics Monthly, Nov
1987
Hackett, Regina, Bad Taste’s Good Omen..., Seattle P-I, April 10
1986
Kangas, Matthew, Underground Seattle at COCA, Art in America, Dec