Hi, I'm Lauren. I am a Portland based artist, enjoying rainy days and craft beer in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I love living near the river and traveling over historic bridges on a daily basis. Growing up in the suburbs of New York, my days were filled with paint brushes, beaches and frequent trips to NYC, wandering endlessly through museums.
After completing my BFA in Sculpture and my MFA in Puppetry from the University of Connecticut, I followed the sunshine out west to Los Angeles. Beneath sunny skies and softly swaying palms, I worked for five years as a Lead Fabricator in the stop-motion animation industry. Projects I am very proud to have been a part of include Robot Chicken seasons 5-7, Supermansion, The Venture Bros. "Spanakopita," and The Simpsons-Robot Chicken couch gag collaboration of 2013.
I am currently a fabricator with Michael Curry Design, creating large-scale puppetry, costumes and visual effects for theatrical productions around the world. I am excited to create puppets for productions including Disney's The Lion King on Broadway, Universal Studios: Raptor Encounter, and Disney's Frozen - now open on Broadway. I have also had the honor of performing Michael Curry's vision of Stravinksy's Persephone with both the Oregon Symphony and the Seattle Symphony.
Aside from creating cool creatures full-time, I am also co-founder of Heretic Flicks LLC, a collaborative arts & media company specializing in stop-motion, puppetry, illustration and animation. Please check us out at www.hereticflicks.com, we'd love to work with you!
In the occasional moments when I am not making art, I enjoy vintage Portland movie theaters, space-exploration through astronomy and astrology, learning Norwegian with my partner in crime, drikker mye øl og vin, and hanging out with my two extremely large and fluffy Maine-Coon cats.