RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Lauren is artist living and working in Melbourne. With a natural interest in dissecting underlying codes of the photographic image and a desire to understand ethnography, Lauren’s practise is deeply rooted in engaging in contemporary questions surrounding photographic practice through a material outcome. Her work questions the politics and ethics relating to popular consumptive trends and habits, and through research will often associate these as an indicator to broader social and ecological issues.
Predominantly working with photography, sculpture, video and neon, Lauren graduated from the VCA with a BA in Fine Art (honours) in 2018. Lauren’s work is held in various collections and she has been the recipient of a number of prizes; including the Myer Family Foundation Prize, Abbotsford Convent start up studio residency award and the David Fell Photography Award. Lauren has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Melbourne and the USA, selected exhibitions include: Kyneton Stockroom - Greener pastures, BUS projects - The Green Sheen, LON Gallery Offsite at Campbell Arcade Window Shopper, Seventh Gallery - The List, LON Gallery - An Image of an Image of an Image Again, Cal Arts (USA) - Heavy Duty. Lauren participated in Spring 1883 (Sydney 2017 & Melbourne 2018) represented by LON Gallery and was a finalist in the 2017 Bowness Prize.