Lauren Adams is a contemporary Southern artist. A native Georgian, she has explored and experimented with acrylic painting for more than 30 years. Her artistic process began early, surrounded by a family of artists and musicians in a rural Southern community, and much of her artistic output is a reflection of this.

Working primarily in acrylic on canvas, Adams draws from her Southern heritage for ideas and inspiration. Her recent work questions visual memory vs. images and the ways in which both aspects shape and preserve our sense of history and self. Concepts of isolation and the outsider from the perspective of childhood are explored.

Adams received both her BFA in Illustration and her MFA in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design. In addition to her studio practice, she currently teaches adult painting classes at Abernathy Arts Center and at the Spruill Education Center, both in Atlanta.

Adams’ award-winning work can be found in many private and public collections including The Medical College of Georgia. She was recently commissioned by the Historical Society of Sandersville, GA to create work for the permanent collection of the Brown House Museum honoring the Civil War Sesquicentennial.