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Not a Cornfield artist, Lauren Bon resides in Los Angeles and holds a Masters of Architecture degree from MIT and a BA from Princeton. Ms. Bon is a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation and President of Not Cornfield, LLC. Her recent urban, public and land art projects in the U.S., Hong Kong, Belfast and Northern Ireland, as well as her role as a trustee, make her uniquely poised to build the capacity of the Foundation in the area of site based philanthropy, serving communities through education, civic, health, artistic initiatives and programs. Not a Cornfield art project is being developed through a grant by Annenberg Foundation.

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Lauren Bon
Biography

Born
1963 Los Angeles

Education

1989
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Masters of Architecture
Master Class in Sculpture with Michael Singer

1985
Architectural Association, London
Master Class with Rem Koolhaus

1984
Princeton University, Bachelor of Arts
Assistant to Isamu Noguchi, Sculptor at Martha Graham Dance Company New York

Solo Exhibitions

2005
Not A Cornfield – 32-acre living sculpture on plot of land between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles

2003
Santa Monica Museum of Art, “Project Room: Hand Held Objects”

2001
Robert Berman Gallery, LA, CA, “Invisible and Free: Conjuring Worlds in the Mind’s Eye”
Miller Block Gallery, Boston, MA, “Invisible and Free, Conjuring Worlds in the Mind’s Eye”

2000
Museum of Modern Art, Belfast, “Releasing Fear Project”

1999
Hereford Salon, Notting Hill, London

1998
Sculpture, Hereford Salon, Noting Hill, London

1997
Freud Museum, London, "From a Distance"
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London "Built on Silence"

1996
Maidestone Library Gallery, Maidestone, Kent, "The Presence of Absence"

1995
Hereford Salon, London "Studies From My Pregnancy

1994
American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, MA. "Beckett Pieces"

1993
Hereford Salon, London, "Totems"

1991
Forest School, Winnersh, Berkshire, "Artist in Residency Exhibition"

Group Exhibitions

2005
UCLA Hammer Art Museum, “Thing: New Sculptures From Los Angeles”

2002
Work in Progress

2000
Hereford Salon, London, “Bringing Down the House”

1998
Salon De Fleurus

1997
Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, "Gallery Artists Drawings"
Hereford Salon, “Sculpture and the Nomadic Aesthetic”

1996
Hereford Salon, London "Nomadic Echoes"

1995
Hereford Salon, London, “New Sculpture, photographs, and Paintings”

1994
“The Language of Making,” and “Geoffrey Powis, Recent Architectural Projects”

1985
City Gallery, Los Angeles, CA., "PRO-Peace Exhibition

Commissions

1998
Contemporary Art Boston, MA., Installation at American Repertory Theatre

1997
The Old Museum, Belfast, "Haze Sole Certitude"

1991
Forest School, Berkshire, UK, "Totem"

1988
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA., "Passages"

Urban and Public Projects

2005
“Not A Cornfield,” 32-acre living sculpture on plot of land between Chinatown and Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles

1999
“Releasing Fear”, Belfast, Northern Ireland

1993
Hong Kong and Los Angeles, "That Mighty Sculptor Time"

1992
Edinburgh Percent for Art Project, "Environmentally Responsive Bridge"

1990
Hong Kong, "Feng Shui" collaboration with Tao Ho Architects
Berkeley, "Berkeley Hyperboard" Finalist in Public Art Competition

1989
Belgrade, Serbia, "Urban Excavations"
Charlestown Navy Yard, MA., "Offering", Installation
Across the United States, "PRO-Peace Design"

Symposia

1997
“First Hereford Salon Symposium, Illusion of Freedom,” Speakers: Ranko Bon, Goran Djordjevic, Judith Schoneveld, and Giuseppe Mastruzzo; Participants: Selcuk Avci, Lutz Becker, Lauren and Marko Bon, Sue Malvern, George Perendia, Geoffrey Powis, Giles Prince, Simon Rae-Scott, Paul Rhys, and Helen Wilks. June 27-28, 1997

Recorded Conversations

1996
“First Conversation on the Spiritual in Art in the Context of Lutz Becker’s Work,” Lutz Becker, Lauren and Ranko Bon, Giles Prince, Simon Rae-Scot, Yolanda Sonnabend

“Los Angeles Conversation on Art Institutions and Their Future,” Lauren and Ranko Bon, Rhona Edelbaum, Joanne and Bob Hertz, Linda Janger

1995
“Third Conversation on Art Institutions and Their Future,” Selcuk Avci, Lutz Becker, Lauren and Ranko Bon, Richard Gott, Lucy Le Feuvre, Sanja Jurga-Avci

“Second Conversation on Art Institutions and Their Future,” Selcuk Avci, Vivian Askley, Lauren and Ranko Bon, Maya and Stuart Brisley

“First Conversation on Art Institutions and Their Future,” Salcuk Avci, Lutz Becker, Lauren and Ranko Bon, Richard Gott and Sanja Jurca-Avci

 


 

 

 

March 31, 2006:
The Not A Cornfield project team has handed the keys to the Cornfield site back to State Parks and moved across the street into our new offices at 1745 Spring St.
Contact State Parks for public access and information about tours and open hours.

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