Lauren Portada

Biography

MFA, University of Illinois at Chicago
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
BA, Fordham University Lincoln Center, NYC

Solo Exhibitions

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Boggy Soggy Squitchy Pictures, Kent Gallery, NJ
'09
New Work, New Day, 1.Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India
'06
The Parallels !, 1.Shanthi Road, Bangalore, India
'05
The Hemingway Project, Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions

'17
  • Dallas Art Fair, Wiley Fine Art, Dallas, TX
  • Quorum, The Pit, L.A.
  • Nasty Women, Knockdown Center, Queens, NYC
'16
  • Six, Regina Rex, NYC
'15
  • Self-Organized — Aesthetic Politics of the Artist Run, Guest Spot, Baltimore, MD
  • Frozen Earth, The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, NJ
  • Mail Art, Oppland Kunstsenter, Norway, curated by Caroline Ho-Bich-Tuyen Dang
  • Spring Break Show, NYC curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori
'14
  • Thanks, Elizabeth Denny Gallery, NYC, curated by Adam Parker Smith
  • The Rhythm That Laughs You, curated by Javier Sanchez, Tina Kohlmann, Lauren Portada, Flux Factory, Long Island City, NY
  • By Invitation Only, Kinz+Tillou Fine Art, NY, Curated by Ambre Kelly and Andrew Gori
  • The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
  • New Threads, Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, Georgia
'13
  • Two River Show, One River School of Art & Design, NJ
  • ArtHamptons, with TheTheyCo. East Hampton, NY curated by Ambre Kelley and Andrew Gori
  • Phaedo, Storefront Gallery, NYC curated by Debbie Brown
  • Thanks, Lu Magnus, NYC, curated by Adam Parker Smith
'12
Regina Rex Part 1, Eli Ping Gallery, NYC, NY
'11
  • Space Over Time, curated by Thomas Marquet, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn NY
  • Fountain Art Fair , Pier 26, NYC, NY
'10
  • 4 Painters, Gallery 60, Fordham University, NY
  • Drawing of the Year, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
  • The Promise of Real Estate, GASP Gallery, Boston, MA
  • The Promise of Real Estate, Camel Art Space, NY
'09
  • Unreal City, Unreal Country, GalleryThe, Brooklyn, NY
  • Same River Twice, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY
'08
  • The New Rationalists!, Proof Gallery, Boston, MA (with catalogue)
  • Faculty Show, Fordham University, 112 west 60th st, NYC
'07
New Work, Fordham University, 112 west 60th st, NYC
'06
Personal Enigmas, Indira Gandhi National Center of Art, Delhi, India [in affiliation with A.R.T., Bangalore] Bangalore, India
'05
  • After-School Special, Gallery 60, NY, NY
  • The Stray Show, ArtChicago, Butler Field, Chicago, IL
  • NOVA Young Art Fair, Chicago, IL
  • Group Show, Gallery 60, New York, NY
  • Formfit, Great Space, Chicago, IL
'04
  • Juventus, Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, IL
  • Painting, Webster University Gallery, St. Louis, MO
  • Summer Group Show, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
  • Formfit, Great Space, Chicago, IL

Curatorial

2010-present
co-founder of artist run gallery, Regina Rex, New York, NY

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Regina Rex, Souvenir, Ridgewood, Queens, April 2014
'13
Regina Rex, 4 Paintings: Redux with Anna Schachte, Ridgewood, Queens, June 2013
'12
Regina Rex, Nonillion, with text by Veronica Dakota, Ridgewood, Queens, January 2012
'10
Regina Rex, Hand's Tide, co-curated with Angelina Gualdoni and Max Warsh, Ridgewood, Queens, September 2010, ArtForum Critic's Pick

Awards / Grants

'15
Fljotstunga residency, Iceland collaboration with Tina Kohlmann
'13
Arctic Circle residency
'07
Chashama Studio--57th Street NYC
'05
Fulbright: Creative Arts to India
'03
Diversity Award, University of Illinois at Chicago

Bibliography

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'14
Lieberman, Claire, ArtExperience NYC, Expedition to the Arctic, part 1
West, Linnea, Burnaway
'13
Neal, Patrick, Hyperallergic
'12
Jovanovich, Alex ArtPapers, Nonillion, Spring 2012, page 52.
'11
'09
Jakimowicz, Marta, Art Talk: Lyrical, Literal, The Deccan Herald, September 22, 2009, pg 3.
'06
  • Jakimowicz, Marta, Uncertain Essance of Nature, The Deccan Herald, July 3 2006, pg 3.
  • Athreya, Random Take: ART, The Hindu: MetroPlus, June 26, 2006 pg 4.
'04
  • Watts, Deena. Shamanism and Johnny Cash, The Journal. November 18 2004.
  • Workman, Michael. Summer Shows to See, New City. pg. 33.