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Lauren Adelman is an artist and educator based in the Hudson Valley. She received a BFA from The School of The Museum of Fine Arts and a MA in Arts Education from NYU. She co-founded Artistic Noise in Boston in 2001 and New York in 2008. Lauren stepped down as Executive Director of Artistic Noise in November 2017 and joined the Board in September 2018. Currently Lauren is a consultant for national projects within the field of social justice and the arts, with a focus on issues related to the juvenile and criminal justice systems, most specifically the I Am Why project (iamwhy.org). She has presented and published on social justice based art education, as well as on the intersection of art and mass incarceration. Lauren worked as an educator at the Museum of Modern Art from 2006-2013. At MoMA she worked in School Programs as well as in the Community and Access Department running partnerships with adults and youth involved in the criminal justice system. Lauren is a licensed NYS Department of Education Teacher and has taught art in many varied settings such as public schools, juvenile detention centers, and non-profit arts organizations both locally and internationally. Lauren has shown her own artwork nationally and has been awarded residencies at The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL and The Artist's Proof Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa. Lauren's own artistic practice explores environmental and social issues through printmaking, drawing, animation and other media. www.laurenadelman.com