Lauren Charlene Havel


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NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University

  • Master of Fine Arts, May 2020, Concentration in painting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, May 2018 Concentration in painting and photography

Teaching Experience

Instructor, Beginning Drawing 

Alfred University, Alfred, NY (January-May 2020)

Entry-level liberal arts class open to all students

Planned drawing exercises to introduce 16 students to basic elements of drawing (line, form, shape, perspective, and value), conducted 

Teaching Assistant, Mixing Materials with Kevin Wixted

Alfred University, Alfred, NY (January-May 2018)

Junior-level painting class for BFA students

Demonstrated techniques for using different materials in painting, set up classroom, facilitated critiques for 20 students

Teaching Assistant, Junior Painting with Stephanie McMahon

Alfred University, Alfred, NY (August-December 2017)

Junior-level class for BFA students

Prepared classroom, facilitated critiques for 20 students, co-taught course for two weeks while Prof. McMahon traveled


Professional Experience  

Gallery and Front Desk Attendant, Alfred Ceramic Art Museum, Alfred, NY (Summer 2019)

Front desk reception, answered guest questions, sold tickets and merchandise, provided security for artwork 

Open Draw Model Coordinator, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (Fall 2018)

Studio Assistant for Mark Schatz, Kent, Ohio (Summer 2018)

Built custom crate, cut metal, managed project deadlines, packaged metal and wood sculpture

Gallery Co-Director, Robert C. Turner Student Gallery, Alfred University, Alfred, NY (August 2016-May 2017)

Facilitated smooth and successful operation of the gallery; created and maintained an effective link between artists, curators, and the audience; coordinated exhibition design; managed public relations 

Arts and Crafts Instructor, Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls Nursing Home, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44236 (Summer 2017)

Lead Alzheimer's and Dementia in weekly arts and craft sessions,  helping patients to work with polymer clay and water color paints.


  • Painting: Building stretcher bars, Stretching canvases, Priming canvas, Building panels, Experience in water and oil-based mediums 
  • Photography: using a DSLR camera to document work and events, Black and white darkroom processes, cutting and matting work, Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing 
  • Gallery: Writing show proposals and press releases, Curating works in an exhibition, Gallery maintenance and wall repair, Handling and moving work, Hanging vinyl lettering, Lighting work,Building creates 


SPACES 2021 Season Pass Members’Exhibition

January 2021

Spaces Gallery, Cleveland, OH 44113

In Through the Out Door

November  2020

Fosdick Nelson Gallery, Alfred, NY

Group MFA Thesis Exhibition

Art Prof Graduation 2020: A Global Exhibition for Art & Design Students 

June 2020

Online Exhibition 

Click here to see digital exhibition 

MFA Thesis Exhibit 2020

May 2020

Online Exhibition 

Click here to see digital exhibition 


January 2020 

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

Breakfast In America 

November 2019

Schloss Jägerhof Altier 

Group Exhibition

Kunst Punkte 

September 2019 

Mindinerstraße 33a, Dusseldorf, Germany 

Group Exhibition

Open Studios 

April 2019 

Mindinerstraße 33a, Dusseldorf, Germany  

Group Exhibition


January 2019 

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

Text Duet  

January  2019

Curator and artist 

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

Shelf Show

October 2018

Harder Hall , Alfred, NY

Group Exhibition

New Kids on the Block 

August  2018

Terracotta Coffee House

34 N Main St, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

You Look Like a Snack  

May 2018

Harder Hall , Alfred, NY 

BFA Thesis Show 

Alfred Art Walk  

April 2018

45 West University, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

Behold, A Lady 

January 2018 

Curator and artist

Rosebush, 11 N Main St, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition


February 2017

Curator and artist

Robert C Turner Gallery 

Group Exhibition 

Rolling Papers 

November 2016

Curator and artist

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 

Negotiating The Perceived 

March 2016

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY 

14802 Group Exhibition

Ink All Over the Goddamn Carpet  

November 2015

Robert C Turner Gallery, Alfred, NY   

Group Exhibition

Alfred Foundations Class of 2018 

May 2014 

Alfred University, 1 Saxon Dr, Alfred, NY 

Group Exhibition

Summit Art Space Artwalk

October 2013 

Summit Art Space,140 E Market St, Akron, OH 

Group Exhibition

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