As a collaborative project of Lauren Was and Adam Eckstrom, Ghost of a Dream makes work about people’s hopes and dreams by re-creating aspirations from the detritus created by people trying to attain their goals. During their residency, they plan to work on their upcoming show at Davidson Contemporary, \”The Beginning of the End\” which is about the slow unraveling of our systems of belief. Ghost of a Dream’s exhibitions include Day is Done (Galerie Paris-Beijing), Everybody Wants Some Heaven (Art First), Art Talk: Ghost of a Dream (Documentary produced by vice), and Ghost of a Dream (Dream Ticket).
Ghost of a Dream’s awards and residencies include La Napoule Art Foundation Residency (2013); Pollock-Krasner Grant (2013); Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (2013); Smack Mellon (2013); and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (2012). Eckstrom received his B.F.A. from University of Minnesota and M.F.A. with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design. Was received her B.F.A. from School of the Art Institute of Chicago and M.F.A with Honors from Rhode Island School of Design.