Lauren Ari is a Northern California artist who focuses on drawing and mixed media works. She holds a Masters in Fine Arts from U.C. Davis. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of San Francisco. She was awarded scholarships to Vermont Studio Center, Pilchuck and Penland. Lauren has also published illustrations in The Washington Post, Tikkun and other periodicals. You can see her work at The San Francisco Modern Art Museum Rental Gallery.
Foundation for Graphic Arts writes:
“Lauren Ari works with very old dictionary pages that are mounted on heavier
paper and painted in bright colors. Selected words or images on the pages
suggest characters or objects that Ari then draws in colorful tableaux. The
drawings are whimsical, strange and engrossing studies of language, as well
as definitions of a constructed reality. Often, they are accompanied by
three dimensional ceramic representations.”