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About Lauren L. Gallow

Lauren Gallow is known for her teaching, research, and writing skills in the fields of art, design, and architecture. She is currently serving as Editor in Chief for Desert Jewels, a conceptual art project devoted to the art of storytelling (
Lauren has taught and assisted with a variety of university courses in the field of Art & Architectural History. Her area of expertise is 20th-century American and European art, architecture, and design. Lauren is especially interested in projects that challenge these disciplinary boundaries--she has written on experimental and hypothetical architecture, the exhibition of architectural prototypes, architectural sculpture, and the visual culture of architecture.
Lauren has studied art and architecture at the graduate level for over four years. In addition to teaching university level courses on the subject, Lauren has also served on design review committees and worked as an archivist on architectural history image cataloging projects. Lauren has presented her research at national and international conferences, including the annual Popular Culture Association National Conference and a Getty Research Institute Seminar in Architecture and Design. Lauren has also held internships at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tucson, AZ and at SITE Santa Fe in Santa Fe, NM.
Lauren graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California where she received her Bachelor's degree with dual majors in English and Visual Culture. She completed her Master's degree at UC Santa Barbara in the History of Art & Architecture with a thesis entitled "Modernism Remodeled: Branding the Image of Modernism in Dwell Magazine, 2000–2010." This thesis explored the uses and re-toolings of architectural modernism in the contemporary shelter magazine Dwell.


Present Doctoral Student, 2010–2013, University of California, Santa Barbara
Present Master's Student, 2008–2010, University of California, Santa Barbara

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

20th Century American and European Art, Architecture and Design, Contemporary American Architectural Culture, History of Material Culture and Design, and Architectural Theory and Criticism

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Honors and Awards

  • Margaret Mallory Travel Research Grant, UC Santa Barbara, 2012
  • Graduate Student Association Excellence in Teaching Award, UC Santa Barbara, Nominee, 2010
  • Department Merit Fellowship, History of Art & Architecture, UC Santa Barbara, 2008-2009
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2007
  • Phi Kappa Phi, 2005

Academic Writing: Art & Architectural History (6)

Academic Writing: Culture & History (6)

Arts Writing: Contemporary Criticism (2)

Blog Posts (1)

Creative Writing: Nonfiction (3)

Ghost Writing: Proposals (1)

Promotional Content: Web (5)