Lauren’s work in multiple disciplines mirrors her cinematic and intimate experience of the world, polarity, and what it means to be human. It also demonstrates the goggles through which she observes and processes absurdity.
For two decades, she has been fortunate to see her photography in publications and projections on both coasts and abroad, and to serve as a liaison between the gritty wasteland of Ground Zero and the museums, historical institutions, and educational facilities that forever tell the story of 9.11.2001.
In her twenties, Lauren began a career in Los Angeles, photographing young Hollywood and its glossy fashion, an environment where she developed a raw and honest style. Since then she has seen much more and her insatiable, edgy curiosity has only grown.
“I have never lived on the surface. I can’t function there.”
In 2013 Lauren set aside the camera for a spell, and began painting and experimenting with mixed-media under the mentorship of Michael Dowling. She has found working with new tools invigorating, spontaneous, and playful, feeling it in her work and in her person.
Recent works speak of a childlike curiosity with animals and the patterns of the natural world, while exploring the themes of rank, status, and self-definition in the human world.
“Many things make me laugh for no real reason other than I can’t believe this thing exists. I believe my rebellion against the un-thinking weaves a thread of tension throughout my otherwise-whimsical canvases, imagery, and self.”
Lauren currently lives and works in Denver, where she moves between painting, photographing and working in precious metal clay, often combining disciplines.
E X H I B I T I O N S A N D S H O W I N G S
Temple Tantrum, 2018 Hey Hue Art Pop-Up, Denver
Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, 2018 Hey Hue Art Pop-Up, Denver
Mural, Doubletree by Hilton, 2017 Commission for Permanent Installation, Greeley
I Try So Hard to Do the Wrong Thing, 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver
Cycle:Re-Cycle, 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver
ArtWars Denver, 2017 The Curtis, Denver
Fleurs Provocatuers, 2016 Habitual Salon and Gallery, Denver
The Knew, 2015 Point Gallery, Denver
Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015 Arc Gallery, San Francisco
STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015 The Studio Door, San Diego
Artist Portfolio Magazine Juried National Art Exhibit, 2015 Publication
City of Denver Photography Biennial, 2015 Point Gallery, Denver
Field of Vision, 2014 Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen
Times Square Takeover, 2014 Public Space Projection in Times Square
Legacy of Pride, 2010 Upstairs Gallery at Orsini, London
Mood on Wood, 2009 C Gallery, Los Alamos
9/11 Permanent Collection New York State Museum, Albany
Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House New York State Museum, Albany
9/11 Remembered, 2003-2004 Smithsonian Institution, D.C.
Radical Hospitality, 2002-2003 New York Historical Society, NYC
Philip Johnson Permanent Collection Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Life of the City, 2001-2002 Museum of Modern Art, NYC
Black Book Magazine’s Get Deconstructed, 1999 NYC
directed by Rob VanAlkemade