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 over 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 Fayetteville, AR where she small-scale farms, makes artworks in mixed-media, teaches and continues to marvel at both nature and humanity.
E X H I B I T I O N S A N D S H O W I N G S
Oh Be Joyful Gallery (represented) Summer 2019 Season Western Exhibition, Crested Butte (photography)
HomeMaker, 2019 Benefit For Mercy Housing with Governor Jared Polis, Denver (mixed media)
Voyage L.A. Magazine, 2019 Publication (photography)
Temple Tantrum, 2018 Hey Hue Art Pop-Up, Denver (drawing and painting)
Sex, Drugs, Rock and Roll, 2018 Hey Hue Art Pop-Up, Denver (drawing and painting)
Mural, Doubletree by Hilton, 2017 Commission for Permanent Installation, Greeley
I Try So Hard to Do the Wrong Thing, 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver (painting)
Cycle:Re-Cycle, 2017 Prism Workspaces, Denver (mixed media)
ArtWars Denver, 2017 The Curtis, Denver (mixed media)
Fleurs Provocatuers, 2016 Habitual Salon and Gallery, Denver (photography)
The Knew, 2015 Point Gallery, Denver (painting)
Sexism: A Touchy Subject, 2015 Arc Gallery, San Francisco (drawing and painting)
STRIP: Caricatures, Satire and The Funnies, 2015 The Studio Door, San Diego (drawing anf painting)
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 (photography)
Times Square Takeover, 2014 Public Space Projection in Times Square (photography)
Legacy of Pride, 2010 Upstairs Gallery at Orsini, London (photography)
Mood on Wood, 2009 C Gallery, Los Alamos (mixed media)
9/11 Permanent Collection New York State Museum, Albany (photography)
Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House Permanent Collection Museum of Modern Art, NYC and New York State Museum, Albany (photography)
9/11 Remembered, 2003-2004 Smithsonian Institution, D.C. (photography)
Radical Hospitality, 2002-2003 New York Historical Society, NYC (photography)
Philip Johnson Permanent Collection Museum of Modern Art, NYC (photography)
Life of the City, 2001-2002 Museum of Modern Art, NYC (photography)
Black Book Magazine’s Get Deconstructed, 1999 NYC (photography)
directed by Rob VanAlkemade