Lawndale Art Center

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Lauren Moya Ford: Time Front

Lawndale Art Center

December 13 - January 10, 2015

Austin-based artist Lauren Moya Ford borrows from the “window splash” style of sign painting to place hyperbolic, time-based terms on each of Lawndale's Main Street windows, creating a new poetry from the pop language of advertising.


Lawndale Art Center

November 21 - January 22, 2015

Questioning how freeways have impacted art making—whether as inspiration, antagonist, or more neutrally as platform or stage—curators Joshua Fischer and Katia Zavistovski feature a broad range of work by artists and architects. Work by The Art Guys, Anthony Álvares, Jesse Morgan Barnett, Claudia Casbarian, Bryan Gardner, Heather Johnson, Cody Ledvina, Lars Lerup, Mike Osborne, Flash Gordon Parks, Susie Rosmarin, Thumb (Luke Bulman and Jessica Young) and Charisse Weston.

The People's Plate with Otabenga Jones & Associates: Lawndale 2014 mural

Lawndale Art Center

February 28 - January 10, 2015

The 2014 mural at Lawndale Art Center will feature Otabenga Jones & Associates. This project will be the fourth mural at Lawndale Art Center. In addition to the mural at Lawndale there will be a series of adjacent programs, kicking off a year-long commitment to health education. Programs will include cooking classes, a foraging workshop, an urban gardening workshop and a line of mass produced lunchboxes that will be made available to the public.


TJ Hunt: Breaking Ground

TJ Hunt attempts to place her work in dialogue with canonical artworks of the past in order to examine her own position in an art […]

Jade Walker: Contact

An array of Walker’s sexualized fuzzy fabric characters, plagued by physical breakdown, or, in other words, “a personal struggle with spectatorship, binaries within gender, abstraction, […]

This Weird Place

Kinda-sorta figurative art with a decidedly unsettled edge. Described by curator Sebastian Forray as a “flaying” of representation, a “dissection” of abstraction, new works by […]

GENDER Book Project Bookstorming

A community editing party with Boston Davis Bostian, Jay Mays, and Robin Mack, creators of the GENDER book, “a fun, colorful, community-based resource that illustrates […]

Christie Blizard: From the Tipi Project

Lubbock based artist Christie Blizard will present a series of tipis that function as dwellings, points of contact and spatial markings as they are lived […]

Ballast/Break - Alexis Granwell & Carrie Scanga

Granwell delves into the city’s grit and substance by incorporating handmade paper, found objects, and raw materials to create sculptures that evoke primitive architecture. Scanga‘s […]

Curt Gambetta: Office Lights

A 2×4’office ceiling grid containing 12 fluorescent troffer lights that illuminate the empty space behind Lawndale Art Center by Buffalo NY, architect/writer Curt Gambetta, a […]

24th Annual Día de los Muertos Retablo Exhibition

Landale’s big, annual open call, non-juried fundraiser, celebrating the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos by making and  buying contemporary interpretations of retablos on […]

Britt Ragsdale: Screen Test

Video artist Britt Ragsdale, recent CultureMap People’s Choice Award Winner at the 2011 Big Show, is holding an open screen test in Lawndale’s room 317. […]

Lawndale Artist Studio Program: Slide Talk

Lawndale Artist Studio Program participants Seth Mittag, David Politzer and Anne J. Regan present their work and their plans for their residencies at Lawndale.

Daniel Anguilu: Famous Monsters

Opening along with the indoor exhibitions at Lawndale, Daniel Anguilu’s huge mural Famous Monsters will be on view on Lawndale’s north exterior wall through June […]

Jeff Forster: Detritus

Archaic, rudimentary forms in re-claimed building materials and concrete make direct reference to structures we build and what remains of them once they’re abandoned. Skinned […]

Mark Ponder: A Time to Celebrate

In the Project Space, Mark Ponder explores an unsatisfactory use of celebration to cope with death in contemporary funeral rituals. A Time to Celebrate strives […]

Joel Hernandez: Mexicanos

Hernandez stages re-creations of Mexican and Mexican-American culture based on his memories, word of mouth, and Spanish television.


With a curator, a consulting curator, two project advisors and seventeen artists, Lawndale is the first stop of what is to be a three-city junket […]

The Big Show 2011

Lawndale’s annual open-call juried show for artists living within 100 miles of Houston. This year’s juror is Larissa Harris, Curator at Queens Museum of Art.

Anthony Shumate: Exquisite Corpse

Lawndale resident Anthony Shumate continues his tech-happy art endeavors with the presentation of an event and happy hour to engage a new iPad app called […]

The Design Fair 2011

Lawndale Art Center presents The Design Fair 2011 in which they invite you to Learn. Shop. Connect. Formerly the 20th Century Modern MArket, the Design […]

Handmade Nation

Aurora Picture Show joins forces with the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Lawndale Art Center to present the documentary Handmade Nation. Filmmaker Faythe […]

23rd Annual D

Lawndale Art Center unleashes its 23rd Annual Día de los Muertos events, a celebration of the art, music and practices of Mexico. For over twenty […]