Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings has fostered an expanded practice that includes public choreographies, place building, green economy and civic actions with many communities. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Lauri began dancing on her neighborhood dirt road and with her family in their living room, and later on studied traditional forms such as ballet, tap and jazz, instilling in her at a very young age a deep love and curiosity in movements ability to build intensely private moments in public spaces. Lauri is a 2016-17 MOCA GA Working Artist Fellow.
Stallings has exhibited and performed her work at Central Park, New York; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Art Basel Miami, South Beach; Museum Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta; City Center, New York; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Summerville; Laban Conservancy, London; Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta; Atlanta Contemporary; Augsburg Opera Haus, Augsburg,Germany; Zuckerman Museum of Art, Kennesaw, among others.
Stallings has received awards and grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, American Academy of Arts, Possible Futures Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, MOCA GA, Flux Projects (debut artist), Chicago Music & Dance Alliance, Emory Center for Creativity and Arts (debut artist), Atlanta Beltline Urban Development, and Artadia.
Lauri attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh PA, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts and graduating cum laude. After, she danced with BalletMet, Ballet British Columbia in Canada, and Hubbard St. Dance Chicago.
Stallings makes all of her work in a 118-year-old factory space at The Goat Farm Arts Center.