CURRENT GROUP EXHIBITION
"Women in the Heights"
Rio II Gallery
583 Riverside Drive, New York, NY
Mar 5 - Mar 31, 2020
"Female Gender Identity and Equality"
Iona College Arts Center
665 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY
Mar 2 - Apr 2, 2020
Lauren Gohara’s work has been in numerous exhibitions, including 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.
Taking Care of Mama: Declining Maternal Mortality
Exhibited in "Saturn's Return," Longwood Art Gallery, Bronx Council on the Arts retrospective
The bright yellow triangle celebrates the 45% decline in maternal mortality worldwide since 1990. Yet, the dark grey bottom half of the painting shows how far there is to go, representing the more than 250,000 women dying during pregnancy or childbirth annually, mostly in the developing world.