Currently on view: Lauren Moya Ford
Lauren Moya Ford has exhibited and performed her work at Northern-Southern Gallery, The Menil Collection’s Byzantine Chapel, Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum, the University of Texas at Austin's Visual Arts Center, and at art spaces in Lisbon, Madrid, Montreal, Philadelphia, Porto, and Tokyo. Her work – which spans drawing, ceramics, photography, text, and printmaking – explores her ongoing relationship to memory, the body, and nature.
In a 2023 article for Arts and Culture Texas, Nancy Zastudil writes, “Ford is careful to capture what may, at first, appear to be small, fleeting moments but that actually hold timeless symbolic significance: a hand holding a flower, a woman looking in a mirror, the flickering of a candle’s flame.” In a recent profile for Glasstire, the writer Barabara Purcell notes that the artist’s “female characters often maintain an element of ambiguity, perhaps to avert autobiography ... Small objects often accompany these figures, their symbolic placement within the compositions reminiscent of a holy card, or a tarot card.”
Ford is also an art writer. Since 2019, more than 250 of her exhibition and book reviews, essays, and interviews have been published in print and online by Apollo, Art Papers, Flash Art, Frieze, Glasstire, Mousse, and others. A regular contributor to Hyperallergic, Ford’s writing focuses on under-recognized contemporary and modern artists, with an emphasis on women, people of color, and creators in the Iberian Peninsula and the American Southwest. She presented her research on the woodcut printmaker Naoko Matsubara at the “Knifework: Traces on the Artist’s Block” symposium at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum in 2019. In 2021, Ford was named a finalist for the Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant.