biography and showings

LB PortraitLauren’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


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