Lauren Harris is an arts management professional, independent curator, and creative director from Atlanta, GA. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from Howard University, Jackson quickly immersed herself into New York City’s gallery world in addition to the growing arts scene in Washington, DC. With an MA in Creative Business Leadership from SCAD, she uses her innovative strategies and progressive ideas to help ignite the arts community and create new avenues for artists.

Jackson most recently worked with the Atlanta University Center Art History + Curatorial Studies Collective, a program that prepares undergraduates for careers in the visual arts. In 2019, she co-founded Black Women in Visual Art (BWVA), an organization working to connect, cultivate, and serve Black women arts professionals. With BWVA, Jackson builds partnerships and develops programs that create further visibility and opportunity for Black women in the art world. Additionally, as an independent curator and art consultant, Jackson works closely with artists and art spaces to steward the talents of creators and makers from Atlanta and beyond through robust conversation on panels and talks to inventive ways of exhibiting art.

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