Hi! I'm Lauren! I am a Texas native, but I currently live in the OKC area. My husband and I lived in 7 states within a span of 10 years. My favorite things are family, salsa, travelling, and puzzles. I am mommy to three and proud human to a great dane and a snuggly cat. I strongly dislike toes, though I’m quite fond of my own, and solving creative challenges is my superpower.
I studied fine arts at Texas Tech University, though I chose to pursue family over academia, and never looked back. I independently studied and developed multiple creative disciplines during the early childhood years until I was introduced to my first dslr in 2015. With the drive of my insatiable creative appetite, I taught myself how to properly wield this weapon of choice through the help of youtube, online workshops, and lots of trial and error. In early 2016, I landed a gig developing a retail product portfolio for a couple of boutiques in Dallas, TX. Since then, I have acquired experience in several genres including weddings, families, products, and the 19th century wet plate collodion process. I continue to take a limited number of sessions within these genres, at my discretion, though my primary focus is surrealist conceptual fine art.
Creating conceptual fine art helps me to move through areas brokenness and cultivate a community with people in process. I am passionate about mentoring and developing creativity in others and building community in all creative genres.
If any of that resonates with you then send me a message and let's get to know each other! ~Lauren
The Social Club, featured artist, March 2018 Art Walk, Norman, OK
A Smith Gallery, "Chair" Exhibition Award Winner 2018, Johnson City, TX
L&B Yarn Co., featured artist, July 2018 Art Walk, Norman, OK
PRAXIS Gallery, "The Telling Image" Exhibition July 2018, Minneapolis, MN
Individual Artists of Oklahoma IAO Gallery, Red Dot Exhibition November 2018
NUVO Home OKC - February 2019
PASEO Arts Space OKC — February 2019
BREWER’S Union OKC- February 23-April 2, 2019
STASH Norman, OK— April 12-May 3, 2019
IAO Gallery OKC — April 26-May 17,2019
See|Me + ChaShaMa - Online Exhibition June 2019
Ember Quarterly Exhibition July 2019
PHOTOPLACE Altered Realities Show—Permanent online display
The Gallery at Fellowship Denver - Oct 4th - Nov 30th
The DEPOT NORMAN - January - March 2020