Lauren Semivan


Born 1981 Detroit, MI
Lives and works in Hamtramck, MI

 

EDUCATION

2006 MFA, Photography, Cranbrook Academy of Art

2004 BA, Studio Art, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018

Door into the Dark, Solo Exhibition, David Klein Gallery, Detroit, MI

 2017

Pitch, Solo Exhibition Benrubi Gallery, New York, NY

Observatory, Solo Exhibition Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR

Eclipse, Curated by Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery, 2017

Bent but Unbroken, Charles Wright Museum, Detroit, MI

2016

Solo Exhibition, Bunnell Street Art Center, Homer, AK

The AIPAD Photography Show, Park Avenue Armory, Benrubi Gallery, New York

2015

Made to Capture, Hunterdon Art Museum, Clinton, NJ

Paris Photo (Benrubi Gallery) Grand Palais, Paris, France

David Klein Gallery, First Show, Detroit, MI

Private Portals; The Cassilhaus Collection, Cassilhaus, Chapel Hill, NC

Art on Paper Fair, Pier 36, Solo Exhibition, Benrubi Gallery, New York

The AIPAD Photography Show, Park Avenue Armory, Benrubi Gallery, New York

 2014

Winter Group Show, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2013
Lauren Semivan, Observatory, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York
Critical Mass Traveling Exhibition, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

Lauren Semivan: Recent Work, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Bonniʼs Best, Bonni Benrubi Gallery, New York

2012

Group Exhibition, 9th Annual Chinese Photographic Arts Festival, Hubei, China

Divining Lens: Photos by Megan Major, Lauren Semivan, and Clinton Snider, Public Pool, Hamtramck, MI

2011

Salon 21, Castell Gallery, Asheville, NC
Visiting Artists/Lecturers Exhibition, Swing Space Gallery, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Liz Cohen, Brittany Nelson, Lauren Semivan, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
Summer Select, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
PhotoCraft, Lightbox Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
Lauren Semivan, Observatory, Solo Exhibition, Castell Gallery

2010

Landscape, Group Exhibition, Landscape, Xiang Sha Wan Art Palace, China
Pulp: Works on Paper, Meltem Birey Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Photoplace Open, Vermont Photography Workplace, Middlebury, VT

2009

Detroit Collects, Part I: The Nature of Art, Elaine Jacob Gallery, Detroit, MI

Summer Select, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

Mysterium, Kinkead Contemporary, Culver City, CA
Form as Content: The Book as Object in Art and Design, Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2008

Weights & Measures: New Photographs by Lauren Semivan, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

2007

Black & White (and a little red), David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI
(Fresh) David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI

When a Verb Becomes a Noun, Flux Space, Philadelphia, PA

2006

Daimler Chrysler Emerging Artist Exhibition, DCFS, Berlin, Germany Graduate Thesis Exhibition,

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2017

Harper’s Magazine, November, 2017

 “Armchair Traveler: Frenzy,” Interview Magazine, July 14, 2017

Baker, R.C., “In Her Intoxicating Photographs Lauren Semivan Lets the Seams Show,”

The Village Voice, August 9, 2017

Teicher, Jordan G., “Lauren Semivan: Pitch,” Photograph Magazine, September/October 2017

2014

Aletti, Vince, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker Magazine, September 8, 2014 Russell Joslin, editor, Black Forest: Four Visual Poems, Candela Books

2013

Aletti, Vince, Goings on About Town, The New Yorker Magazine, Oct. 28, 2013 Artforum, September, 2013

Wall Street International Magazine, Lauren Semivan: Observatory, Aug. 19, 2013 Chinese Photographerʼs Magazine, Window to the World, Aug. 2013
Trabucco, Alessandro, Cosmologies of the Inner World, Or Not Magazine, Sept. 2013

2012

Michael Hodges, “Divining Lens: Photographs by Megan Major, Lauren Semivan and Clinton Snider”, Detroit News, Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2009

Shots Magazine Annual Portfolio Issue
Carducci, Vince, The Detroiter, “Detroit Art Shines in 2008 Despite Difficult Conditions,” Jan 7th

2008

Cashen, Norene, Detroit Metro Times Arts Feature, “Semivanʼs Ghost Dance,” Oct. 8-14 OʼNeil, Megan, Night & Day, Detroit Metro Times, Oct. 1-7
Shots Magazine, Cover Photograph, issue no. 100.

2007

Detroit Metro Times, “Get Fresh: Two Artists x Two Shows,” July 3-10

2006

Daimler Chrysler Emerging Artist Exhibition Catalog, DCFS, Berlin, Germany Photography Now: One Hundred Portfolios, Wright State University Press Lamb, Allan, Framing Photography, Vol. 6, Columba Publishing

 

COLLECTIONS

Sir Elton John Collection
Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO
Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Wriston Art Center Galleries, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI