Lauren Kelley is a 2011 Lewis Comfort Tiffany Award recipient. In 2007 Kelley received the New Museum’s Altoids Award. She received her MFA in 1999 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Currently, Kelley serves on staff at Prairie View A&M University overseeing the university’s art gallery. She has been a resident of the Skowhegan School, the MFAH, and Glassell School’s Core Program as well as the Studio Museum in Harlem. Her work has been exhibited at the New Museum, New York, NY; Spellman College Museum of Fine Arts, Atlanta, GA; Sikkema Jenkins & Co. New York, NY, LACE, Los Angeles, CA, and Project Row Houses, Houston, TX. Reviews on her work have appeared in The New Yorker, Art:21 Blog, Art in America, ArtLies, Houston Chronicle, and Houston Press.