Lauren Gohara - Visual Artist

UPCOMING GROUP EXHIBITIONS

"Green"
Site: Brooklyn Gallery
165 7th Street, Brooklyn
Exhibition dates: Fri Dec 13 - Sat Jan 18
www.sitebrooklyn.com/upcoming-1/2020/1/?

"Small Works Show"
440 Gallery
440 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn
Opening reception: Sat Dec 7, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Exhibition dates: Wed Dec 4 - Sun Dec 29
440gallery.com/upcoming-exhibition


RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS AND PRESS

"America Is..."
Touchstone Gallery
901 New York Ave NW, Washington, D. C.
Exhibition dates: Extended to Aug 31, 2019
www.touchstonegallery.com/exhibits-all/?

Reviews of "America Is..."
"Artists From Across the Country Explore National Identity in America Is..."
By Ella Feldman, Washington City Paper, August 15, 2019
www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museum?

"In the galleries: At two Washington spaces, art of a political caliber … one of them is 'America Is …' "
By Mark Jenkens, The Washington Post, August 16, 2019
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mu?



Lauren Gohara’s work has been in numerous exhibitions, including most recently at the Katonah Museum of Art, Site:Brooklyn, the Cluster Gallery, The Windows at Kimmel Galleries at New York University, and the Cohen Library Archives Gallery (New York, NY). She has had solo exhibitions of her work at Metaphor Contemporary Art in Brooklyn, and at the New Arts Program and Northampton Community College, both in Pennsylvania. She is a 2018 recipient of a BRIO grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts, and was a recipient of the Elizabeth Foundation Studio Program Award from 1999-2018. Her work is in numerous private collections, as well as in the collection of the U.S. State Department, which acquired a group of 22 paintings for the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria. Gohara received her BFA from Art Center College of Design, and her MFA from Hunter College. She studied painting for an additional year at the Frank Mohr Institute in The Netherlands. She lives and works in New York City.

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What the Bottom 40% Really Have
Exhibited Summer 2019 at Touchstone Gallery, Washington, D.C.

In a recent study, participants were asked how they thought wealth was distributed between each quintile (economic groups of 20% each) of the population.The wealthiest 20% are in yellow, while the bottom 40% are in light and dark blue. The bottom horizontal bar represents what respondents thought would be a fair distribution. The middle bar shows how people guessed wealth is divided, with the wealthiest 20% owning slightly more than half, while the poorest 40% own roughly 10%. The top bar shows how wealth is actually distributed in America: the wealthiest 20% of Americans hold 84% of the nation’s wealth, while the bottom 40% together own 0.3%.