Lauren Hare is an American artist whose work explores concepts of identity, womanhood, the intersection of private and public life, and emotional landscapes through her portrait and documentary-based photography. Hare is a prize winner in the National Portrait Gallery’s triennial 2019 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition, and finalist in the resulting exhibition, The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today.

Hare’s work has been featured in several print publications including She Shoots Film and ArtAscent. Hare has been exhibited nationally, has been curated on SF Museum of Modern Art's online platform, and is a Gold Artist on Vogue Italia's PhotoVogue. Hare earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Imagery-Sustained Healing, a degree she designed examining the benefits of self-portrait photography as a practical and non-verbal modality for self-expression. Hare is based in Portland, Oregon.


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American, b. Knoxville, TN 1985

Lives in Portland, OR

Education

2013 BA, Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in ‘Imagery-Sustained Healing’, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, OR

Awards

Prize Winner and Finalist, The Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2019 LINK

Selected Group Exhibitions

The Outwin 2019: American Portraiture Today, Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C., October 26 2019-August 30, 2020 (exhibition will travel to 4 museums TBD in US through Feb 2022) LINK

Too Tired Project, Slideshow Exhibition and Panel Discussion on Art as a Therapeutic Tool, Vermont Center for Photography. Battleboro, VT May 19, 2019 LINK

The Viewing Drawers, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon April 2018-March 2019 LINK

Honorable Mention, The Photographic Nude, LightBox Photographic Gallery. Astoria, Oregon 2018 LINK

Portraiture: Looking at Photography, Black Box Gallery. Portland, Oregon 2017 LINK

Real People 2017, Old Courthouse Arts Center. Woodstock, Illinois 2017

Color: The Visual Spectrum, Black Box Gallery. Portland, Oregon 2017 LINK

The Photographic Nude, LightBox Photographic Gallery. Astoria, Oregon 2017 LINK

Solo Exhibitions

Debut, a collection of silver gelatin works from 2006-2009, Solo Exhibition at FotoEffect Studio. Portland, Oregon 2013

Selected Publications & Features

Artist Feature: Lauren Hare, Nailed Magazine. June 2019 LINK

Archiving Time: Aging & Legacy, Light Leaked. May 2019 LINK

Striving for Excellence, She Shoots Film, Issue 3: Metamorphosis. November 2018 LINK

Secrets, Featured on SF Museum of Modern Art online 2018 LINK

Gold Artist, Vogue Italia PhotoVogue LINK

Distinguished Artist, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, Volume 29: Portraits 2018 LINK

Portrait of My Mother, Featured on SF Museum of Modern Art online 2017 LINK

Gold Artist Feature and Review, ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal, Volume 26: Abstract 2017 LINK

Networks

GirlGaze 2019-

PhotoVogue Italia 2017-

Grants & Events

Photolucida, Portfolio Review Attendee, April 2019 LINK

Professional Development Grant, Regional Arts & Culture Council, 2019