David Kordansky Gallery


born 1987, Los Angeles, CA
lives and works in Los Angeles, CA


MFA, Yale University, New Haven, CT

BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

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David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Open Space #5, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France

we still here, there, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Thesis Exhibition, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Thesis Exhibition, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

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It’s Urgent!, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Michael Thouber and Rasmus Quistgaard, Denmark
Punch, curated by Nina Chanel Abney, Jeffrey Deitch Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

*Made In L.A. 2018, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, curated by Sekou Cooke, Center for Architecture, New York, NY
Greater Than LA, Desert Center, Los Angeles, CA
Sidelined, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

California Contemporary Art Collection Exhibition, curated by Senator Holly J. Mitchell, Sacramento, CA
Black Is A Color, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fire Season, Mauve-Vienna, Vienna, Austria
WE: Visual Reflections on the American Experiment, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA
1992: An Examination of the Iconography from the ‘92 Rebellion, Residency Art, Inglewood, CA
Re-Imagine Justice, Community Coalition South L.A., Los Angeles, CA

PopRally Ten, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
*Radio Imagination: Artists in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler, The Armory, Pasadena, CA
And Who is My Neighbor: Stories From the Margins, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Intro (The Writings on the Wall), Slide Space 123, Oakland, CA
SouthLand, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Imitation of Life: Melodrama and Race in the 21st Century, HOME, Manchester, UK
Diaspora Calling!, curated by Ms. Lauryn Hill and Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, King’s Theatre, Brooklyn, NY
What A Time To Be Alive, Sunday, Los Angeles, CA

Everything, Everyday: Artists in Residence 2014 - 2015, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Coney Island Art Walls, curated by Jeffrey Deitch, Coney Island, NY

Yale Sculpture 2014, Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY
13 Artists, 24/6 Gallery, Yale University

MFA 2014, 1156 Chapel Street Gallery, Yale University

Harlem Postcards, The Studio Museum in Harlem, Harlem, NY
Authenticity?, Untitled Art Projects, Los Angeles, CA

Drawing: A Verb, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Woman House, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Sloppy Seconds, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

1st Year BFA Show, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

Advanced Printmaking, El Camino Community College, Torrance, CA
Sculpture: Bronzecasting, El Camino Community College, Torrance, CA
Digital Art, El Camino Community College, Torrance, CA

Digital Art, El Camino Community College, Torrance, CA

Printmaking, El Camino Community College, Torrance, CA


The Crenshaw District Hieroglyph Project, through 2020, Los Angeles, CA

“Pride In Our Neighborhood” Float, The 31st Annual Kingdom Day Parade, Los Angeles, CA


The Mohn Award
Los Angeles Athletic Club, artist-in-residence, Los Angeles, CA
Art Matters fellowship grant

The Main Museum Residency, Los Angeles, CA
The William H. Johnson Prize
Los Angeles Design Festival, Edge Award

The Fountainhead Residency, Miami, FL
Recess Art Residency, Brooklyn, NY

Rema Hort Mann Foundation Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grant

Alice Kimball English Travelling Fellowship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

The Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-In-Residency Program, Harlem, NY
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Residency, Madison, ME

The Beutner Family Award for Excellence in the Arts, California Institute of the Arts

(* indicates non-periodical book, catalog, or other publication)

Finkel, Jori, “CITY GIRL,” W, Volume 3, 2019, p. 32
Sheets, Hilarie M., “LA’s Go-To Gallerist,” Robb Report, May 2019, pp. 124-125
Aton, Francesca, "New York Art Fairs," Art in America, The Brief, May 2019, p. 18
Straaten, Lauren van, "Frieze New York Welcomes Stars and Top Collectors, Sees Big Sales for L.A.-Based Galleries," HollywoodReporter.com, May 3, 2019
Kenney, Nancy, “California Colossus,” The Art Newspaper, Frieze New York Fair Edition, May 1-2 2019
Halsey, Lauren, "GEORGE CLINTON | WE HAVE RETURNED TO CLAIM THE PYRAMIDS," Flaunt.com, May 1, 2019
Armstrong, Annie and Claire Selvin, "The Temperature on the Island: Frieze New York Opens With Sales, Some Veteran Exhibitors Missing," ARTnews.com, May 1, 2019
Sheets, Hilarie M., “Lauren Halsey Is Making Monuments to South Los Angeles,” NYTimes.com, May 1, 2019
"LARB Radio Hour: Opening Up with William E. Jones," LAReviewOfBooks.org, April 19, 2019
Valentine, Victoria L., "Latest News in African American Art: Lauren Halsey, Kapwani Kiwanga, and Christina Quarles Win Artist Awards & More," CultureType.com, March 11, 2019
"Lauren Halsey Wins 2019 Frieze Artist Award," Artforum.com, March 7, 2019
Armstrong, Amy, "Lauren Halsey Wins 2019 Frieze Art Award," ArtNews.com, March 3, 2019
Farago, Jason, “A Newly Global Art Scene,” The New York Times, March 1, 2019, pp. C15, C24-C25
Finkel, Jori, “Kordansky’s artist roster on the rise,” The Art Newspaper, February 14-15, 2019, p.2
Brower, Alison and Laura van Straaten, "'An Overlap of Influence': How Hollywood and the Fine Art World Are Collaborating and (at Times) Colliding", HollywoodReporter.com, February 14, 2019
Williams, Maxwell, “9 Emerging Los Angeles Artists to Watch in 2019,” ArtNet.com, February 13, 2019
van Straaten, Laura, “Art + Hollywood,” The Hollywood Reporter, February 13, 2019, p. 65
Finkel, Jori, “Inside the Dramatic Makeover of L.A.’s Thriving Art World,” WMagazine.com, February 11, 2019

*Made in L.A. 2018, Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2018, pp. 22, 188-191
Feddema, Sid, "To Be Funky Forever And Remembered As Such," Flaunt, Issue 163, 2018, pp. 80-83
Harris, Gareth, "LAXART’s Hamza Walker: ‘Music is a great way to get to know an artist’," FT.com, February 8, 2019
Gallagher, Em, Elizabeth Karp Evans, and William J. Simmons, “30 Young Artists To Know Right Now,” Cultured, Winter 2018, pp. 242-243, 268
Chase, Jonathan Lyndon, “Made in L.A. (Hammer Museum, Los Angeles),” Artforum, Best of 2018, The Artists’ Artists, December 2018, p. 84
"In LA, Women Artists Exceed Men in 2018 Museum Solo Shows," Artforum.com, December 18, 2018
Selvin, Claire, "Art Matters Announces 2018 Grantees," ARTnews.com, December 12, 2018
Rosen, Miss, "7 Black Artists You Should Know," Broadly.Vice.com, December 6, 2018
"Best Booths of Art Basel in Miami Beach 2018," Whitewall.art, December 6, 2018
Stuart, Gwynedd, "For Lauren Halsey, Art and Basketball Go Hand in Hand," LAMag.com, November 26, 2018
Valentine, Victoria L., "Artist Lauren Halsey Joined David Kordansky Gallery in Los Angeles," CultureType.com, November 8, 2018
Durón, Maximilíano, “David Kordansky Gallery Now Represents Huma Bhabha and Lauren Halsey,” ARTnews.com, November 7, 2018
Ollman, Leah, “Made in LA: Los Angeles - Hammer Museum,” Art in America, October 2018, pp. 109-110
“Lauren Halsey Receives 2018 Mohn Award,” Artforum.com, August 22, 2018
Barragan, Bianca, “Hieroglyph installation imagined for Crenshaw Boulevard is a tribute to South Los Angeles,” LA.Curbed.com, August 22, 2018
“Artist Lauren Halsey won the ‘Made in L.A.’ biennial’s $100,000 Mohn Award.,” Artsy.net, August 22, 2018
Miranda, Carolina A., “In installations at the Hammer and MOCA, Lauren Halsey riffs on the nature of space and black identity,” LATimes.com, August 22, 2018
Stromberg, Matt, “A Massive Monument to South L.A. Is Inching Closer to Becoming a Reality,” LAMag.com, July 19, 2018
Little, Colony, “3 Artists Shaking Up the Way We See the City in the Hammer’s Bold New ‘Made in LA’ Biennial,” Artnet.com, June 12, 2018
Pieterson, Mark, “We Built This City: A Conversation with Lauren Halsey,” ArtInAmericaMagazine.com, June 7, 2018
Robinson, Leanna, “LAUREN HALSEY, MOCA — Los Angeles,” ArtilleryMag.com, June 2, 2018
Ahn, Abe, “Bringing the Signs and Textures of South Central LA into the Museum,” HyperAllergic.com, April 27, 2018
Mancini, Taliah, “A Transcendental Storehouse for Culture: An Interview Of Lauren Halsey,” Autre.Love, April 10, 2018
Nimptsch, Emily, “Lauren Halsey: we still here, there,”
RiotMaterial.com, March 22, 2018
Liang, Elizabeth, “Lauren Halsey: we still here, there on View at MOCA Grand Avenue,” Blog.CalArts.edu, March 19, 2018

Moss, Ceci, “Lauren Halsey, Liberation Architecture,” CURA, No. 25, 2017, pp. 128 -132
“LAUREN HALSEY WINS 2017 WILLIAM H. JOHNSON PRIZE,” Artforum.com, December 07, 2017
“How L.A. Artist Lauren Halsey Used Kickstarter to Bring Her Public Art Installation to Life,” KickStarter.com, July 14, 2017
Recinos, Eva, “This L.A. Artist Wants to Build an Egyptian-Style Monument for the People of the Crenshaw District,” LAWeekly.com, June 5, 2017

*Radio Imagination: Artists and Writers in the Archive of Octavia E. Butler, Los Angeles: Clockshop, 2016
“LAUREN HALSEY: KINGDOM SPLURGE (4),” RecessArt.org, 2016
Gray, Todd, LAUREN HALSEY, Neighborhood Funk,” ArtilleryMag.com, November 8, 2016
Sargent, Antwaun, “Enter the Realm of a Cosmic Black Utopia,” Creators.Vice.com, July 14, 2016
Mendelsohn, Meredith and Tess Thackara, "How Advocates of African-American Art Are Advancing Racial Equality in the Art World," Artsy.net, January 12, 2016

“Lauren Halsey,” RemaHortMannFoundation.org, 2015
Cotter, Holland, “Review: ‘Everything, Everyday’ Explores Affinities at Studio Museum in Harlem,” NYTimes.com, September 10, 2015
“Lauren Halsey, Studio Museum in Harlem Artist-in-Residence 2014-2015,” WNYC.org, July 27, 2015
“Arte: Lauren Halsey,” PapillionArt.com, July 24, 2015

“Yale Sculpture 2014,” StorefrontTenEyck.com, 2014
Phillips, Malcolm, “From LA to Harlem’s Studio Museum,” AmsterdamNews.com, October 24, 2014

    Selected Press

  • LATimes.com
    In installations at the Hammer and MOCA, Lauren Halsey riffs on the nature of space and black identity
    Carolina A. Miranda
  • CURA Magazine
    Lauren Halsey: Liberation Architecture
    Ceci Moss
  • ArtilleryMag.com
    Lauren Halsey: Neighborhood Funk
    Todd Gray
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