Lauren is an artist and graphic designer currently residing in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. She combines meticulous, labor-intensive, traditional processes and aesthetics with contemporary technologies to create her imagery. Lauren works in a range of media including graphic design, illustration, digital imaging, traditional printmaking, painting and sculpture. Her work visually references the conventions of historical scientific illustration with a contemporary and often subtly humorous twist... Themes that are explored in her most current work include the relationship between storytelling, culture, myths and history, art and science, authenticity and artifice, and their [re]presentation.
Lauren was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. She began her undergraduate studies in Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury before transferring to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she attained her BFA in Graphic Design. Her work has been included in numerous private collections and exhibitions in Honolulu, Kaua’i, North Carolina, Australia and New Zealand; the most notable being Honolulu Museum of Art’s, Artists of Hawai‘i 2015 exhibition where she produced a body of work that was purchased for the museum’s permanent collection. She has also completed artist residencies in Honolulu, Kaua’i and North Carolina.
Selected Client List: Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaiian Airlines, Flux Magazine, Waves Magazine, Aloha Green Hawaii, Tokyo Midtown, American Savings Bank, Fishcake Hawaii, Kula and Ko, Donkey Mill Art Center. University of Hawaii at Manoa, Creative Mornings HNL.