Lauren  Frances Evans
Assistant Professor of Art
School of the Arts
Department of Art and Design
108 Art Lofts

Lauren Frances Evans came to Samford from Iowa City, IA where she taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Art and Art History at the University of Iowa, was the Visual Arts Coordinator for Project Art at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, was the curator for the Times Club Gallery at Prairie Lights Bookstore, and served on the board of directors for the local community arts non-profit, Public Space One. She also taught as a Visiting Professor at Grinnell College. In addition to her work in the arts, Evans served as the Assistant Director for Geneva Campus Ministry at the University of Iowa, where she helped develop and lead a fellowship program, funded by a grant from the Lilly Endowment, for students supporting a theological exploration of vocation. Evans holds an MFA in studio art from the University of Maryland as well as a BA in studio art and a BS in business administration from the College of Charleston. Evans' creative work is primarily sculptural, ranging from meticulously layered collages to large mixed-media structures. In her research, she investigates the meaning of the creative act, matters of origin, symbolic centers, and the significance of the maternal experience.