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Ghost of a Dream

Lauren Was
2004 Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Fine Art: Sculpture with Honors
Brown University, Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate
1999 The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Bachelors of Fine Arts: Sculpture

Adam Eckstrom
2005 Rhode Island School of Design, Master of Fine Art: Painting with Honors
Brown University, Sheridan Collegiate Teaching Certificate
1998 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Bachelors of Fine Arts: Sculpture and Photography

Ghost of a Dream’s, Solo Exhibitions
2022 sticking one's head in a hole, does not change the horizon, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
2021 Aligned by the Sun (through the revolution), Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC  2020 -Yesterday is Here, MAAM (MassArt Art Museum), Boston, MA
2018  Statistics of Hope, Collaborative exhibition with artist Jen Dalton, 601 Artspace, New York, NY -I’ll be with you when the deal goes down, STANDARD SPACE, Sharon, CT
2017 A Devil to Pay, CES Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
At a Loss, For Words, LABspace, Hillsdale, NY
2016 When the Smoke Clears: The Fair Housing Project, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY 2015 -A Good Run of Bad Luck, Rosefsky Gallery, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY -Gone the Sun, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
2013 Day is Done, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels, Belgium (catalogue)
Collapse of Promise, Zadok Gallery, Miami, Florida 
2012 Forever Almost, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
Remember When Tomorrow Came, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center Museum, Colorado Springs, CO
Sky’s the Limit, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ
Our Favorite Pastimes, MCC Gallery, Omaha, NE
2011 we spend our lives as we spend our days, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen,Denmark -Everybody Wants Some Heaven, Art First, Santa Maria Della Vita, Bologna, IT
2010 The Price of Happiness, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Beijing, China 
One in a Million, Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, DE
Future Perfect, The Freedman Gallery at Albright College, Reading, PA 
2008 Ghost of a Dream, Space at Alice Rhode Island, Providence, RI

Curatorial Projects
2021 Marker Emblem Symbol Signal, New York Historical Society Museum, NY, NY 2015,16-Co-founders of ArtGarda, an annual 1-month artist-residency in Sirmione, Italy 2015-present -Founder of ArtForArtists , an annual curated artists exchange program
2015 Day becomes Night, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY
2013 AKA, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY
In the Details, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
2012 Another Side, The Re-Institute, Millerton, NY

Ghost of a Dream’s Awards, Grants, and Fellowships 
2023 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Rauschenberg Residency, Captiva Island, FL
2021 International Studio and Curatorial Program, Alumni Residency, Brooklyn, NY
2020 Cross Sectors Elsewhere Museum and Cone Health, Greensboro, NC
Sustainable Arts Award and Grant
2018 Facebook Artist in Residence, New York, NY
College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, spring artists-in-residence, Collegeville, MN
Artist Resource Trust Grant, Berkshire Taconic Foundation
2017 Artist Pension Trust, nomination and acceptance to the World Trust
Joan Mitchell Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program New Orleans, LA 
2016 Business Accelerator Grant, The Clark Hulings Fund
International Studio & Curatorial Program, funded by The Pollock- Krasner Foundation
2014 Process Space, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 5-month A.I.R., Governors Island, NY 
2013 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant
Jerome Foundation Grant
La Napoule Art Foundation, funded A.I.R., Mandelieu-La Napoule, France
2012 Smack Mellon, year long funded studio program
New York Foundation for the Arts Emergency Grant
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, three-month funded A.I.R., Omaha, NE
2011 Wassaic Project Artist Honorarium, Funded by Dutchess County Arts Board NY
2011 Best installation at Art First, Corriere Di Bologna
2010 Vierter Stock Projektraum, Berlin, Germany 2-month A.I.R. Funded by US Embassy 
2009 The Young Masters Art Prize, Young Masters and AXA Insurance, London, UK
IAAB, six-month funded A.I.R., Basel, Switzerland
2008 Artist Projects, RISD, Material grant and student labor to make an installation.
Oxbow Fellowship re-granted from The Joan Mitchell Foundation
City Sol, Material Grant
D.U.M.B.O. Improvement District, Material Grant

Visiting Artist Lectures
2022 Visiting Critic, Brown University, Providence, RI
2021 Visiting Artist, MassArt, Boston, MA
Visiting Artist, Virginia Tech - School of Visual Arts, Blacksburg, VA
Visiting Critic, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN
2020 Visiting Artist, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
2018 Visiting Critic, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
Visiting Critic, California State University, Fullerton, CA
2017 Visiting Critic and Workshop, Indiana University School of Art, Bloomington, IN
Visiting Critic, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
Visiting Critic, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
2016 Visiting Critic, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
2015 Visiting Artist and Workshop, Princeton University Museum, Princeton, NJ
Visiting Critic, Binghamton University, SUNY, Binghamton, NY
2014 Visiting Critic, California State University, Northridge, CA
Visiting Artist, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
Visiting Critic, School of Visual Arts, May, November and December NY, NY
Visiting Artist, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Visiting Critic, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
2013 Brolab Panel Discussion at UNTITLED Art Fair, Miami, FL
Visiting Artist, Henry Clews Foundation, La Napoule, France
Visiting Artist, Smack Mellon, DUMBO, NY
2012 Visiting Critic, School of Visual Art, New York, NY
Visiting Artist, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha, NE
Visiting Artist, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE
Visiting artist, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, CO
2011 Visiting Artist, Festival Arte Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
Visiting Artist, School of Visual Arts New York, NY
2010 Visiting Artist, Albright College, Freedman Gallery, Reading, PA
Visiting Artist, Oxbow School of Art, Saugatuck, MI
2009 Visiting Artist, Miami University, Miami, Ohio
Selected Group Exhibitions
2021 Echos of the Future, A race to Zero, ReGenesis. Official part of COP26, Glasgow, Scotland
Fast Forward Films, Little Sun screening at Pioneer Works, BK and ISCP, Governor's Island, NY
Sunrise Sunset, Albany International Airport, Albany, NY
Decoding, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
Imagining Data, Museum of Craft and Design, San Francisco, CA
2020 shh, it's a secret, Postmasters Roma, Rome, Italy
Coming Soon, Art Austerlitz, Austerlitz, NY
MESS, Standard Space, Sharon, CT
2019 Mediums of Exchange, Fiterman Art Center, Brooklyn, NY 
Division of Labor, Workers Arts and Heritage Center, Hamilton, Toronto, Canada
Baseball Show, Tiger Strikes Astroid, Brooklyn, NY
Dot Conference, The Yard, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Change of State, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Facebook acquisition and permeant installation, New York, NY
2017 The 5th Odessa Bienalle of Contemporary Art, Turbulence, The Museum of Odessa Modern Art, Ukraine
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Vagabond Time Killers, The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, The Frist Center for Visual Arts, Nashville, TN
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN 2016 -20th Anniversary exhibition, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
The City & The City, Denny Gallery, NY, NY
Summercamp, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Telfair Museum, Savannah, GA
State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now, Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Be My Guest, No Longer Empty, NY, NY
Sessions, Backslash Gallery, Paris, France
It’s Funny Because It’s True, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Paris, France
2015 HERE THERE NOWHERE, Galerie Paris-Beijing, Brussels Belgium
Makers Mark, Temporary Storage, Brooklyn, NY curated by Gingrow and Scoggins
And I feel Fine…, The ReInstitute, Millerton, NY 
In Praise of Folly, NARS Foundation, Brooklyn, NY curated by Jin Hwang Coleman
Deep End, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
The Ecstasy of Influence, Spring Break, NY, NY curated by Progress Report
2014 State of Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK
Artist Ball, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Summertime, Galleri Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
2013 SHINE, Textile Museum of Canada, Toronto Ontario
Wish Meme, at Old School for The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, NY, NY 
Homeward Found, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Debris Field, Castle Gallery, College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY
Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, Rockaway Beach, NY 
2012 How Much do I Owe You? No Longer Empty, LIC, NY curated by Manon Slome
Summertime, Gallerie Christoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Return to Rattlesnake Mountain, Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY
Trash Talk, Spattered Columns Art Connects, NY, NY
COME AND GET IT, Hendershot Gallery, NY, NY 2011
Art Prize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids, MI
A Strange Attraction, Hendershot Gallery NY, NY, curated by Maureen Sullivan 
2010 Exhibitionism-The Art of Display, The Courtauld Institute, London, England
2009 Fly By’s, Galleri Cristoffer Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Young Masters, Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London, England
Will it Happen, Elga Wimmer Gallery, NY, NY 

2021 Artist collective Ghost of a Dream reflects on collaboration and social change, Stir World
Art Basel 2021: The Highlights, Forbes, September 26
Church of Art: Art Austerlitz, Chronogram, June 1
2020 Boston’s newest art museum opens big with enormous, exuberant art, Boston Globe, February 24
Back to school: Massachusetts college museum gets a $12.5m makeover, THE ART NEWSPAPER, February 19
With a $12.5 Million Revamp, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design Has Turned   Its Galleries Into a Contemporary Art Museum, Artnet, February 21
2019 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson
How the Art World is Going Green, The Art Newspaper, June 12
2018 Collection & Collage: in the Studio with Ghost of a Dream, a short documentary by Southern  Foodways Alliance in partnership with 21C Museum Hotels
The Green Cube, Canadian Art, September
La rivoluzione inizia con la lotteria, Corriere, April 26
Betting on the American Dream in Statistics of Hope, Filthy Dreams, March 29
2017 A Devil To Pay- Ghost of a Dream at CES Gallery, Art and Cake, February 23
State of the Art at Mint Museum Uptown, Charlotte Magazine, May 5
‘State of The Art’ Compiles Cream of the Contemporary Scene, USA Today, January 27
2016 Considering the Environmental Damage Done by Art Fairs, Hyperallergic, October 18
Covering the Waterfront, ArtFCity, October 6
Ghost of a Dream’s New Installation at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, BlouinArtinfo, September 15
The Art of Interiors, Galerie Magazine, Fall issue
A Door Shattering Breakthrough at Denny Gallery’s Pop Up, ArtFCity, July 8
Launch Of galerie Magazine At Be My Guest Design Installation, Forbes, May 3
9 Must-See Summer Group Shows, Artnet News, June 30
When Innovative Art Meets Traditional Surroundings, Huffington Post, April 26
Leftover Lottery Tickets Turned Into Stunning Art, Good Morning America, April 22
‘Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors’ exhibit transforms, The Editor at Large, April 20
Empty Manhattan Apartment Transformed Into Work of Art, Architectural Digest, April 20
What Happens When Artists Take Over an Upper East Side Mansion, W Magazine, April 5
Be My Guest: The Art of Interiors- Seven Artists, ArtfixDaily Artwire, March 21
New Minneapolis Institute of Art exhibit is all-American road trip, Star Tribune, February 19
New Jepson Center Exhibit Celebrates Contemporary American Artists, Savannah Morning News, February 20
2015 5 Female Artist Break the Glass Ceiling at ADAA, ARTSY, February 25
The Wassaic Project: A Festival, Beautiful Flood, and Now Art, New York Times, March4 -Desires, Dreams, and Excess, ARTFILE MAGAZENE, February
Emission de la Semaine #58, TCQVAR, February 16th
Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, a la Galerie Paris-Beijing, France Fine Art, February 8
2014 Ghost of a Dream. Gone the Sun, Anti-Utopias, December 22
Pulse Dives Into New Waters in Miami Beach, Blouin ARTINFO, December 4
Piecing Things Together at PULSE Miami Beach, HYPERALLERGIC, December 8
Pulse launches 10th year with move to Miami Beach, Miami Herald, December 4
Kim Rugg and Ghost of a Dream Stand Out at PULSE, NewYork Observer, December 4
State of the Art at Crystal Bridges: Pure Pop for Now People, Artnet, September 23
The State of ‘State of The Art’, The Wall Street Journal, September 17th
Crystal Bridges unveils State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now,ARTFIX daily, September 11
AMERICAN BEAUTY, Vogue Magazine, August issue
At the Brooklyn Artist Ball, Gallerist/Observer, April 18
The Brooklyn Artists Ball Had It All, Bedford and Bowery, April 17
Highlights From The Brooklyn Artists Ball, ArtFCity, April 21
Night at the Museum, Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 17
Ghost of a Dream, The Glamourai, March 26
2013 Jour de Chance, Arts Libre, La Libre Belgique, Brussels, BE, December 20
GHOST OF A DREAM, Le Soir, Brussels, BE, December 21 
HAUNTING AND COLLECTING, Agenda, Brussels BE, December 5
Get Lucky, Marie Claire, Brussels, BE, December 
Cinquante degrés Nord, Arte Belgique, Brussels, BE, December 4
Entre Triomphe et Tragedie chez Paris-Beijing, Brussels, BE, November 26
Creative Time’s Sandcastles Return to Rockaway Beach, Art In America, Aug 13
Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Art F City, NY, NY, Aug 12
Second Annual Creative Time Sandcastle Competition, Time Out New York, Aug. 12
Creative Time’s Sandcastle Competition, W Magazine, Aug 12
Couple creates a supercar out of used scratch-off lottery tickets, New York Daily News, July 16
Lottery Ticket Sculptures ‘Ghost of a Dream’, Huffington Post, May 20
2012 Seven Deadly Sins, Beautiful/Decay, Fall
Recommended GO Brooklyn Studio: Ghost Of A Dream, ArtFCity, September 7
London Show Draws Winners, The Independent, London, UK, January 19
Watch the Birdie, The Metro, London, UK, January 18th
In Your Dreams, Phoenix, London, UK, February issue #6
Ghost of a Dream Remember When Tomorrow Came, Artlog, February 15
2011 The Wassaic Project: Our Favorite Art, Village Voice Online, August 8
Why Weren’t You in Wassaic This Weekend? hyperallergic.com, August 8
Collectors Call, ARTFORUM online, May 6
Giant Sculptures Made From Lottery Tickets, Wired UK, August 5
2010 Luck of the Draw, City Weekend, Beijing, China, October 28-November 10
Husband-and-wife 'found' art team's exhibition weighs The Price of Happiness, INHABITAT, August 7  Global Times, Beijing, China, October 12
Dream Ticket, World of Interiors, July
VOLTA NY: Ghost of a Dream, Whitewall Magazine, March 5
2010 Riciclaggio creativo, opere d’arte dai biglietti della lotteria, Ecologia, August 9
Bilhetes de loteria reciclados são transformados em sonhos de consumo, Galileu, August 6
The American Dream as Illusion, The Reading Eagle, Reading, PA, March 28
Medium Voltage, ARTINFO, March
Lottery Tickets Transformed Into Beautiful Works of Art
The Art of Discarded Lottery Tickets, Yatzer.com, August 4
2009 Award-Winning Artist Master Raphael and Durer, The Independent, London, November 13
Young Masters, Art of England, Issue 63
Scope Basel, Premier Art Scene Magazine, June
Top 10 Artists at Art Basel, Volta and Scope, Satchi.com, June 10th
2008 Time Out New York, NY, NY, December 18- 31
Ghost of a Dream, Chief Magazine, Issue 13
For Biennial Fans, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, March 6 
Dream Ride, Intersection Magazine, Spring Issue
Lottery Tickets become Dream Car, Providence Journal, Providence, RI, March 18

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