Lauren Frances Evans currently lives and works in Iowa City, IA. She is originally from Atlanta, GA, completed her undergraduate studies in Charleston, SC, and received her MFA from the University of Maryland. For the past three years she has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa in the School of Art & Art History. She is also on the board and is a gallery team member at Public Space One, Iowa City's artist-run community art space and non-profit.
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. Inverting the boundaries between what is and what is not, the work draws attention to the void of longing.