Chris Lawson: How the School Became a River Ghost

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Chris Lawson is a New Orleans-based artist, writer and filmmaker.

His works were included in Contemporary Art Center New Orlean’s recent “Ephemera Obscura” and were part of Louisiana Contemporary 2015 and 2016 at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. Lawson was a participating artist in Southern Abstraction 2016 and his work has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Art (now part of National Gallery of Art) in Washington D.C., Java Contemporary Art Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and Fosaj Art Center in Jacmel, Haiti.

Lawson creates music videos and album art for Communicating Vessels and Saddle Creek Records.

In addition to serving as a Resident Advocate, he is also artist-in-residence for Covenant House New Orleans which is the subject of an upcoming Vice-produced documentary “Shelter”.

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How the School Became a River Ghost © Chris Lawson 2017, Mixed media on wood

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Milton © Chris Lawson, 2017 Digitized collage

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How She Saved Everything © Chris Lawson, 2017 Mixed Media on board

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How She Saved Everything (detail) © Chris Lawson, 2017 Mixed media on board

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Tea for Sixteen © Chris Lawson, 2017 Mixed media on board