Annette Lawrence


Taking Some time Out With Annette Lawrence

Art and Seek interview on KERA in advance of State of the Arts public discussion on November 15, 2019.

State of the Arts with Jerome Weeks

November 15, 2019 at 6pm

Paterson-Appleton Center

400 E. Hickory St., Denton TX 76201

Listen to the live conversation


View KERA Art and Seek here



Solo Exhibition

Exception: Works on Linen and Paper

Conduit Gallery

October 19 – November 30, 2019

Reception October 19th, 6 – 8 PM

1626 Hi Line Dr # C, Dallas, TX 75207

Excerpt from the press release:

Annette Lawrence may be inching towards paint, but her work remains firmly in the realm of drawing. Known for her permutations on calendars, Lawrence continues the theme in Exception: Works on Linen and Paper, her second solo exhibition at Conduit Gallery.

Lawrence considers all of her work to be, in and of, raw material. Her drawings are quantitative accounts of personal events and actions translated into data. In this series, the artist is mining her phone records and translating lengths of conversation into rectangular, circular, and linear, grids. Large chunks of filled-in areas represent hours of deep discussion, needle-thin slivers are momentary ‘hellos’ and check-ins. We can wonder what happened in these conversations, or we can simply imagine who we called (or didn’t call) that day. They can feel astrological in their comparisons of empirical data about dates and times of events.

Lawrence turns the intimate details of her personal life into anonymized, universal data as a way to allow the audience into the conversation. What remains are timestamps and metadata. Her visual language is analog touching the edges of the digital realm. Whether the image is graphed, cut, or coiled, 6 months of phone calls underlie the language and structure of the works in the show.

Visit the Conduit Gallery website


Solo Exhibition

More Time

October 4, 2019 – December 15, 2019

Reception October 4, 7 – 9 PM

Gough Gallery, Patterson-Appleton Center

400 E. Hickory St., Denton, TX 76201

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday & Wednesday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday & Monday: Closed



Annette Lawrence on On Kawara at Dia:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Emily Harvey Foundation

537 Broadway #2, New York City

Audio and video

Group Exhibition

Patterning Resistance

The Parachute Factory, 720 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY 40505

April 10, 2019 – April 27, 2019

Curated by Miriam Kienle

Featuring Becky Alley, Annette Lawrence, and Crystal Gregory



Group Exhibition

Recounting: Data, Disinformation, and Black Experience

Guerrero Gallery, 1465 Custer Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124

Opening Reception December 1, 2018, 6 – 9pm

Recounting: Data, Disinformation, and Black Experience vividly illustrates the ways in which “official” and “unofficial” sources of information collide to create new, unexpected narratives about Black lives.

Featuring works by Sadie Barnette, Amy Elkins, Jibade-Khalil Huffman, Ariel Rene Jackson, Annette Lawrence, Mimi Onuoha, and Paul Anthony Smith.

Also featuring a Wolfman Books Pop-Up

Exhibition Dates: December 1, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Download Press Release



2018 MacDowell Fellowship

Annette Lawrence was awarded a 2018 MacDowell Fellowship for a seven week residency at MacDowell in Peterborough, NH. She completed the last 30 of a set of 136 of circle grid drawings while in residence August -September.

More information about MacDowell here.


The Meantime: Before Digital, After Analogue

Annette Lawrence will be presenting her work as part of the Tuesday Night Lecture Series at the Museum of Modern Art of Fort Worth.

April 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm

More info here




Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76107
1.866.824.5566 [toll free]

Map & Directions


Annette Lawrence on Numbers, Ancestors, and Process

Read the recently published interview with Annette Lawrence and Antoinio C. La Pastina in Aster(ix) the online journal.