Lauren Harris is an arts management professional, curator, and program development manager from Atlanta, GA. After earning her BFA in Graphic Design and Art History from Howard University, Lauren quickly immersed herself into New York City’s gallery world in addition to the growing arts scene in Washington, DC. Since returning to Atlanta in 2010, Lauren has enjoyed using her seasoned networking experience with outreach and program management to activate the arts within Metro Atlanta communities. 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. Her most recent position was working as the Gallery Manager and Curator of ZuCot Gallery, a black-owned fine art gallery exhibiting the works of notable Black artists.
Aside from working with the AUC Art Collective, Lauren works to develop and support Artists of the Diaspora, curates art exhibitions and experiences, and attends art openings and events. By staying abreast of art market trends and the creative happenings of Atlanta, she hopes to be an advocate for the Atlanta arts community and engage students, Artists, and art enthusiasts and supporters for the further growth of the arts and cultural scene. Lauren is a member of the Atlanta Beltline Public Art Advisory Committee, on the Board of Tessera Arts Collective (based in Philadelphia), a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa Sorority Incorporated, and a member of Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity.