Annette Lawrence

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


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]

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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.


Group Exhibition

Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora

Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora

Exhibition Dates: September 17 to November 5, 2016

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Deborah Colton Gallery is pleased to present Tribute: Women Artists of the African Diaspora, a selection of works by established African and African American women artists working in painting, sculpture, works on paper, video, photography and installation from the 1970’s to the present, in collaboration with Community Artists’ Collective. Some of the artists included in the exhibition are Ann Johnson, Jean Lacy, Annette Lawrence, Delita Pinchback Martin, Sondra Perry, Alison Saar, Kaneem Smith, Renee Stout, Colette Veasey-Cullors and Erika Walker.

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Deborah Colton Gallery

2445 North Blvd

Houston, TX 77098


Tues – Sat 11 am – 5 pm

Group Exhibition

Mapping the Flow: Journals, Lists, Daily News

February 27 – March 26, 2016

Mapping the Flow: Journals, Lists, Daily News is an exhibition about the elusiveness of time curated by Tudor Mitroi, featuring works by Annette Lawrence, Ed Blackburn, Vincent Falsetta, and Tudor Mitroi.

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Rudolph Blume Fine Art | ArtScan Gallery

1836 Richmond Avenue

Houston, TX 77098


Wed. – Sat. 11 am – 5 pm

Solo Exhibition

Standard Time

January 9 – February 13, 2016

Conduit Gallery is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of work by Annette Lawrence: Standard Time. With an ongoing interest in the implications of the written word as object and idea, Lawrence’s works in Standard Time include a series of 12 graphite drawings and a large scale installation mined from meticulous digitization of the artist’s own journals which span 25 years. The exhibition will be the first for Lawrence at Conduit Gallery.

In Standard Time, Annette Lawrence has created a monthly visual representation of 25 years of journal writing into 12 graphite drawings on paper and a multi-layered suspended transparent photo print installation. The presence or absence of Lawrence’s journal entries per day, month, and year are codified and transcribed into darkened or empty cells within circular grids. The graphite drawings reveal the mark of Lawrence’s hand while maintaining the privacy of the written words. Lawrence creates a system that offers a cumulative view of day-to-day actions in two and three dimensions. The large circular grids create patterns reminiscent of labyrinths, celestial charts and pre-Columbian calendars.

Gallery Website

Conduit Gallery

1626 C Hi Line Dr., Dallas, TX 75207


hours: Tue – Sat 10 – 5


Solo Exhibition

Around Again

January 7 – January 30, 2016

The Denton Black Film Festival and The UNT on the Square are pleased to announce an exhibition by Denton artist Annette Lawrence titled Around Again, January 7 – January 30, 2016. The exhibition is presented by the Institute for the Advancement of the Arts and the Denton Black Film Festival (January 28 – 31, 2016). A reception will be held on Thursday January 28, 2016, 6-8:30 pm, with remarks at 7:00pm.

Around Again features pieces from 1990 – 1995, the formative years of Lawrence’s art practice. The subjects of text as image, textile patterns as text, and the use of everyday experience as material for art making were just emerging in her work. Around Again is a look at the roots of Lawrence’s current work that codifies personal text and information in a system that offers a cumulative view of day-to-day actions over time.

The UNT on the Square Gallery will host and co-sponsor Denton Black Film Festival programing on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm during the exhibition.

Thursday January 7, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00

Artist Christopher Blay in conversation with Annette Lawrence

Christopher Blay is an artist and the curator of the Art Corridor Gallery at Tarrant County College Southeast. He was an Artist-in-Residence at CentralTrak Dallas, and was recently awarded a Microgrant from the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Thursday January 14, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00

Artist Vicki Meek in conversation with Annette Lawrence

Vicki Meek is a nationally recognized artist who has exhibited widely and was recently selected as one of ten national artists to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Nasher Sculpture Center with the commissioning of a site-specific installation. Meek is currently the Manager of the South Dallas Cultural Center in Dallas, Texas, a full-service African-centered center that is a division of the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

Thursday January 21, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00

Writer Shay Youngblood reads from new work

Shay Youngblood is author of the novels Black Girl in Paris and Soul Kiss (Riverhead Books) and a collection of short fiction, The Big Mama Stories (Firebrand Books). Her published plays Amazing Grace, Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery and Talking Bones, (Dramatic Publishing Company), have been widely produced. In her new work, Add Architecture, Stir Memory: Japan, Shay Youngblood explores, early memories of home, enduring friendship, loss and survival.

The UNT on the Square

109 N. Elm St., Denton, TX 76201


Monday-Friday: 9 am-Noon, 1-5 pm, with extended hours until 8 pm on Thursdays

Saturday: 11-3

Sunday: CLOSED



Annette Lawrence receives 2015 Moss/Chumley Artist Award

The Moss/Chumley Artist Award is given annually to an outstanding North Texas artist who has exhibited professionally for at least ten years and has a proven track record as a community advocate for the visual arts.

Meadows Museum Press Release


Group Exhibition

Contingent Objects: works by Nina Katchadourian and Annette Lawrence

October 8 – November 16, 2014

The Sarofim Fine Arts Gallery presents an exhibition “Contingent Objects: works by Nina Katchadourian and Annette Lawrence” which celebrates the centennial of Marcel Duchamp’s landmark artwork “Bottle Rack”, 1914. By recontextualizing found objects, these two artists’ works make reference to the challenging ideas inherent in Duchamp’s oeuvre.

Nina Katchadourian’s “Family Gatherings” is a suite of photographs of book groupings from a family’s personal library. After studying the character of the library collection, Katchadourian arranged selected books in horizontal stacks so their titles form clever sentences or ideas not necessarily related to the books’ contents. Katchadourian’s work uses humor to reveal serious contemporaneous issues. More about “Family Gatherings” here.

Annette Lawrence exhibits twelve dramatic wall sculptures titled “Free Paper”, which she constructed from catalogs received in her mail. Working from her career-long engagement with art as idea, Lawrence dissects and displays the catalogs in stacks on shelves, with each sculpture presenting that month’s collection. The sculptures illuminate many topics both intellectual and social, including environmental and commercial mass marketing problems. Click here to see images.

Victoria Star Varner, Gallery Director and Curator

Free and open to the public.

Sarofim School of Fine Arts, Southwestern University, 1001 E. University Ave, Georgetown, TX 78626

Gallery Hours Monday – Friday 1 pm – 5 pm (512) 863 – 6511