Lauren received an M.F.A. in Painting from Tulane University and a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Columbus College of Art and Design. She has shown her work in galleries in London, New York, New Orleans, San Francisco, and Denver, and has participated in exhibits at The Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, The Butler Institute of American Art, The SUNY Art Museum in Plattsburgh, New York, and the Masur Museum of Art in Monroe, Louisiana. Lauren is the recipient of many honors and awards and her work is included in several private, corporate, and public collections. She currently teaches Painting at the University of Northern Colorado, and has also taught Painting and Drawing at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, and Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio.
Lauren’s work focuses on memory and place, exploring the relationships between landscape, architecture, agriculture, horticulture and other aspects of industry that affect native plant and animal life. References to these subjects are integrated into the surface of the paintings, commenting on our consumption of natural resources while referencing agricultural and genetic modification of the landscape. These works allude to a variety of interactions between man-made structures and the natural environment: inspiration and imitation, digestion and destruction, cultivation and captivity.