Lauren Frances Evans currently lives and works in Birmingham, AL where she is an Assistant Professor of Art at Samford University. She is originally from Atlanta, GA, completed her undergraduate studies in Charleston, SC, and received her MFA from the University of Maryland. She has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa in the School of Art & Art History as well as a Visiting Professor at Grinnell College.
Evans has participated in residencies at Franconia Sculpture Park, Elsewhere Living Museum, and the Vermont Studio Center. She was awarded the International Sculpture Center's 2014 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award and was a recent recipient of an Artist Project Grant from the Iowa Arts Council.
Evans’ work addresses the body as a site of irresistible paradox. Prompted by urges and the allure of origins, her work is primarily sculptural, ranging from meticulously layered collage to large mixed media structures. Evans' creative work is primarily sculptural, ranging from meticulously layered collages to large mixed-media structures. In her research, she investigates the meaning of the creative act, matters of origin, symbolic centers, and the significance of the maternal experience.