• Modified Bathroom Signs featured in City Lab article
    August 6, 2014

    Public Bathrooms Are Gender Battlegrounds, Mostly Due to Terrible Signage - by Shauna Miller
    Well-designed, simple signs can solve real problems for gender-nonconforming people while diffusing political noise...
    read the City Lab article here

  • New Bible Passage Portraits at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture: A Window into the Art of Emerging Asian Pacific American Artists
    October 5-19, 2013
    Arc Gallery - 1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    APAture returns to the Bay Area to present the brightest emerging Asian Pacific American talent in a month-long multidisciplinary arts festival.
    Learn more about APAture

  • Modified Bathroom Signs at Zeitgeist Market
    Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 3pm
    SOMArts - 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    Facebook event

    Please join Queer Cultural Center for the opening of our 16th Annual National Queer Arts Festival with the Zeitgeist exhibition reception and market.

    In the midst of the opening, QCC will host a Zeitgeist Market with items from some of the visual artists invited to show, and a showcase of some of the many allies who have supported QCC over our past 15 years! Also…expect the unexpected!

    Scholars have long maintained that each era has a unique spirit, a nature or climate that sets it apart from all other epochs. In German, such a spirit is known as "Zeitgeist," from the German words Zeit, meaning "time," and Geist, meaning "spirit" or "ghost." Some writers and artists assert that the true zeitgeist of an era cannot be known until the era is over, and several have declared that only artists or philosophers can adequately explain it.

    Curators for the exhibition include: Jacqueline Francis, Josh Faught, Jordy Jones, Rudy Lemcke, Matt McKinley, Pam Peniston and Tina Takemoto. Exhibition Designer: Matt McKinley, Exhibition Coordinator: Amanda N. Simons, Exhibition Intern: Carter Steinmann

  • QUEERESTROOM: Taking Back the Bathroom

    An exhibition that features the modified bathroom signs of Lauren Quock. What began as a reaction to years of strangers antagonizing Lauren while waiting in line for the restroom has turned into a series of works that explore gender beyond the constructed binary and subvert an overlooked public space that reinforces it.

    Opening Reception: Friday, May 17th, 7-10PM
    Exhibition: May 8-25, 2013
    Gallery Hours: Wednesdays & Thursdays 1-6PM, Saturdays 12-3PM

    Arc Gallery
    1246 Folsom Street (between 8th & 9th Streets)
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Presented by Kearny Street Workshop, the nation’s oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary arts organizations, and co-curated by Melanie Elvena and Joyce Juan-Manalo.

  • United in the Struggle: an art show fundraiser

    Cafe Gabriela is showcasing artwork by activists whose work reflects the daily, historic resistance of our communities to raise funds to support Ms. Crystal and Cece McDonald, two transgender women of color who were incarcerated for defending themselves. All proceeds from the exhibition will be sent to them to help them access legal resources, buy books and magazines, and buy stamps and phone time to connect with their loved ones. Two of my Modified Bathroom Signs will be included in the exhibition.

    Exhibition runs from July 1- August 31, 2012
    Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5:00pm
    Opening Reception: August 31, 2012, time TBA

    Cafe Gabriela
    988 Broadway (near 10th St in downtown Oakland, across from the Mariott Hotel)
    Oakland, CA 94607

    For more details, visit the United in the Struggle Facebook page

  • Lauren Quock: Modified Bathroom Signs

    The Modified Bathroom Signs featured in this solo exhibition call into question the universal meaning of symbols and expose the limited nature of the gender binary. This work creates safe spaces for queer communities who exist beyond the gender binary. As part of the exhibition, I will be facilitating two Art & Healing workshops during Wellness Wednesdays at CUAV. Art created during these workshops will be included in the exhibition.

    Opening Reception Thursday, February 23, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Gallery Hours Friday, March 9 and Friday, April 6, 11:00am - 5:00pm

    The Opening Reception will take place in conjunction with CUAV's Open House, a fundraiser and celebration of their new office space. Come enjoy small bites, drinks, and music by DJ BootyKlap in an evening of celebration, connection, and community building.

    CUAV is fully wheelchair accessible. Please help create make this event accessible for community members with chemical sensitivities by refraining to bring scents or fragrances on your body, clothes, or hair.

    Community United Against Violence
    427 South Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94103

    Hand-fabricated limited editions of many of the Modified Bathroom Signs are for sale. Please contact me if you would like to purchase one.

  • Shine: Berkeley Art Center Artists Annual Exhibition

    The salon-style Artists Annual includes work in a variety of media from Berkeley Art Center's eclectic and talented artist members. One of my new paintings from the China Series will be included in this exhibition.

    Opening Reception Saturday, December 17, 5-7pm
    Exhibition runs from December 17, 2011 - January 29, 2012
    Gallery hours Wed-Sun 12-5pm

    Berkeley Art Center
    1275 Walnut Street
    Berkeley, CA 94709