Lauren Pearson is a contemporary art historian and is currently Curator of the Across Histories lecture series at ArteEast. She received her Master's degree in contemporary art and cultural theory from the University College London, UK where her thesis, "The Spectacular is the Obvious: Negotiating Place in Post-colonial, War-torn and Embodied Geographies" explored notions of contemporary art and geography. She received her undergraduate degree in art history from New York University in 2001, and since has worked with ArtCycle, the Smithsonian Institute's Archives of American Art, Michael Conner Projects, Peter Halley Studio, and FRED [London/Leipzig], LLC. A native of San Francisco, she currently lives in New York City.
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