Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art, Greensboro, NC
Two Artists / One Space: Charles Edward Williams & Cathy McLaurin, February 1 - April 14, 2019
The Carrack, Durham, NC
Anti-Nostalgia, October 1-21, 2018
Museum of Art, University of New Hampshire, Durham
Impact, October 26 - December 15, 2017
New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Artist Advancement Grant recipient 2017
Fine... July 8 - September 30, 2017, Gallery at Atlantic Wharf, Fort Point Arts Community, Boston
Puffin Foundation grant recipient 2017
Ella Lyman Cabot Trust grant recipient 2017
University of Georgia
Lamar Dodd School of Art
Visiting Artist and Scholar Residency Program
Columbus State University
This program brings prominent studio artists to CSU's Department of Art. My residency included teaching a course of my own design, The Labor in Collaborative, presenting a lecture and solo exhibition of my work, and pursuit of my own research and creative production.
Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant finalist 2017
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation's grant to artists is one of the largest unrestricted grants of its kind in the country.
Obstacle Course, co-curated with Courtney McClellan, is a 2016 New Art Center Curatorial Opportunities Program Selection
PRAXIS: MAP (Memory and Performance)
Little Berlin, Philadelphia
Invited to participate in Creative Capital’s On Our Radar 2015
2014 “ON Journal,” Audio journal for Experimental Art and Visual Culture Finalist
Power Plant Gallery, a laboratory for the arts and a joint initiative of the Center for Documentary Studies and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts Program at Duke University
The North Wind and the Sun
June 17 – August 15, 2014
Boston Center for the Arts Artist Residency
February 3 – May 16, 2014
The BCA's Artist Residency Program invites artists to use this residency opportunity to explore art that has public interaction and participation as significant elements. My project, How many artists does it take to change (a light bulb)?, involved interviewing and engaging in extended dialog with BCA artists and staff, and South End historians, residents, and business owners, culminating in an exhibition in the Mills Gallery that included hundreds of loaned objects and artifacts, together with my handmade objects, drawings, photographs, and wall text.
What is to be done (after Graduation)
2013-14 Graduate Colloquium
School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
January 29, 2014
Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston.
I will be part of the 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. session, which also includes Andy Bichlbaum, a founder of The Yes Men and the Yes Lab, and artist and writer Gregory Sholette.
Organizers Patte Loper, Joseph R. Wolin, Chelsea Coon, Michael McMahon and Tyler Smith have written that the Colloquium “will look at the current state of the art world, with particular attention paid to the dominance of the art market, and to questions of ethics, politics, and responsibility. As artists, students, teachers, and others in the arts, we seldom consider the often unspoken implications of the arena in which we operate, or are shortly to enter, its pitfalls, and its rewards. Speakers, who include artists, critics, curators, and art dealers, will discuss some possibilities for thinking about alternative paths, how one might consciounably navigate a career in the art world, and how we might make a contribution to positive change in our field.”
The afternoon session (2-4:30 p.m.) will feature writer Ben Davis; Lia Gangitano, founder and director of PARTICIPANT, INC., in New York City; artist William Powhida; and Magda Sawon, owner and director of PostmastersGallery in New York.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Visiting Artist to MFA Seminar and Visualizing Science course
Wednesday February 19, 2014, 7-9 pm
The Artists’ Prospectus for the Nation: A Work of Art, Research, or Social Intervention
B311 in the Main Building of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Join us for an interactive presentation of The Artists’ Prospectus for the Nation at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. Faculty member Barbara Bickart and Prospectus artist Cathy McLaurin will participate in the presentation and discussion. The work of the Artists’ Prospectus ties directly into the curriculum of the Media Arts Seminar: Community Art and Public Practices. The seminar offers students the opportunity to develop an artistic practice grounded in an ideology of social justice through an in-depth theoretical and experimental approach to making video art in the context of engagement with some of our most challenging social issues.
Performing Praxis: Examining knowledge production through artistic practice
Howard Art Project, Dorchester, MA
December 19, 2013 7 p.m.
In this performative lecture, artist Cathy McLaurin will employ the act of conversation as a means to delve into ways that her father's gun collection has become a point of intersection for them to converse; the complicated conversation in the United States around "gun control" and the ways in which that conversation is complicated by personal histories related to identity, desire, legality, bodies in spaces; and the role of conversation as a means of researching the research, allowing for a meta discussion.
Drawing Connections: 23rd Drawing Show at the Boston Center for the Arts
Curated by James Hull
Mills Gallery, Boston, MA
July 12 – September 22, 2013
The Best of the North East Masters of Fine Art exhibition
at Helen Day Art Center
June 28 – September 8, 2013
The exhibition connects visitors with the strongest emerging artists in New England