Ghost of a Dream is the collaborative duo of Adam Eckstrom and Lauren Was. They began their collaboration in 2007 shortly after meeting at Rhode Island School of Design where the both received MFAs (2004 Lauren in Sculpture, 2005 Adam in painting). Among their most recent exhibitions is “State of the Art”, a traveling museum exhibition that has shown at Crystal Bridges Museum, The Telfair Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Art, The Dixon Gallery and Gardens Museum in Memphis, Frist Center for Visual Arts in Nashville and The Mint in Charlotte. Ghost of a Dream’s recent solo exhibitions include A Devil to Pay, CES Gallery in Los Angeles; The Fair Housing Project, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY; A Good Run of Bad Luck, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY; and Gone the Sun, Galerie Paris-Beijing in Paris, France. They are represented by Galerie Paris Beijing (including solo exhibitions in Paris, 2015; Brussels, 2013, and Beijing, 2010) and by Galleri Christoffer Egelund in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Ghost of a Dream has received the support of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Artist Resource Trust and Jerome Foundation and received the first annual Young Masters Art Prize in London, 2009. They have received artist residencies in Berlin, Basel, Beijing, France, and at venues throughout the United States including The Bemis Center, ISCP, Smack Mellon, Wassaic Project, and the Joan Mitchell Foundation AIR in New Orleans. They co-founded a residency program in 2015 at Garda Lake in Italy titled ArtGarda. Their work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Vogue Magazine, Hyperallergic, BlouinArtinfo, ArtFCity, W Magazine, Interview Magazine, Ghost of a WorldofInteriors. They have also been featured on Good Morning America and VICE has made a documentary about their work on the VICE Art Talks series.
Ghost of a Dream, The Collaborative Project of Lauren Was and Adam