biography and showings

***selfieLauren’s work in multiple disciplines mirrors her cinematic and intimate experience of the world, polarity, and what it means to be human.  Her imagery is powerful, honest, polished, and stylized.

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 broadened her subject matter and materials, while 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 Denver contemporary artist 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, photographs, 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

True West Contemporary, 2020, Dairy Block, Denver (mixed media)

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

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