A R T I S T B I O
Lauren Smith is an interdisciplinary artist whose past work has incorporated installation, video, sound, photography, public performance, community interaction and the internet. She is most interested in exploring the urban environment and how it directly and indirectly effects its inhabitants.
Since receiving her B.A. from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2008 she has participated in six residency programs, including Vermont Studio Center and Prairie Center for the Arts. She has had solo shows on both the east and west coasts.
S T A T E M E N T
I am interested in placing the creator in comparison with the implied destroyer, be it a consumer as the destroyer or Mother Nature herself. My installations and sculptures use a wide range of mass-produced materials to create a dueling dialogue between the natural and urban landscapes. In most cases there is an intentional reference to water and its destructive capabilities. However, the extreme calm and order seen in the works communicates a certain level of control over or complacency towards the threats of water.