with Lauren Gregory
1-week || 1.5 credits || Painting 605 001
January 16 - 22, 2022
This course for beginning to advanced students includes extensive experimentation with materials and techniques through individual painting problems. Students pursue various interests in figure, landscape, abstract, imaginary, and still-life painting and drawing. Students may choose to work with oil-based media. Demonstrations and critiques are included.
Lauren Gregory (she/her/hers) is a painter, animator, educator and director who is best known for her technique of oil paint stop-motion animation, a way of making her paintings move. Born and raised in the mountains of East Tennessee, she began as an observational portrait painter, capturing friends and family in quick one session sittings. Following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother, Lauren is the third in a lineage of southern female painters. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009, and since then has created GIFs, looped video installations, and narrative animated shorts that have screened at MoMA PS1, Queens; the New Museum, New York; MOCA, Los Angeles; and at museums and film festivals around the world. She has directed and animated music videos for Toro y Moi, Macy Rodman, and Uffie, and has been awarded artist residencies in Budapest, Hungary; Monte Castello di Vibio, Italy; and in Newburgh, New York. Lauren teaches painting and animation at Parsons School of Design, Temple University and Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency. She is represented in New York by the Elijah Wheat Showroom and in Nashville by the Red Arrow Gallery. Lauren lives and works in Nashville, Tennessee.