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lauren napolitano

Artist in Residence: JUNE 2018

Lauren Napolitano is a traveling mixed-media artist who creates anything out of everything. Her work celebrates the handmade and the imperfections that come along with it. She is influenced by her mother’s Mexican heritage and leans heavily on her ancestors as she creates and gathers inspiration. 

Lauren uses symmetry as a starting point, and any flaw is a celebration of the human hand. She finds it important to achieve depth with simple lines and textures, taking something simple and creating a complex world within. Much of what she creates falls between the themes of being surrounded or the movement of energy among every living organism. 

As a woman she loves to explore bold lines and shapes, creating a symbolic language all her own, while adding a clearly feminine mark. She often finds herself inventing delicate pattern work to incorporate a sense of balance and motion, growth, or healing through it all.