Lauren Boilini- artist- Seattle Washington

Lauren Boilini was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her B.F.A. in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute and her M.F.A. at the Maryland Institute College of Art. As a painter she also works in installation and public art. Traveling to and participating in artist residencies has been an important part of her practice. She has served as an artist-in-residence at Can Serrat in Spain, Jentel Arts in Wyoming, Soaring Gardens in Pennsylvania, the Studios of Key West, the Creative Alliance and School 33 Art Center in Baltimore, and as a Consortium Resident at the Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, Italy. She was invited as an artist-in-residence at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center in 2012. She has completed public art projects for the Maryland Department of Public Health and the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport. In 2016 she was awarded a grant to publish a book of drawings and spent the summer of 2019 as an artist-in-residence at MASS MoCA working on the sequel, which she completed while a guest artist at Furman University in 2020. This past winter she opened a solo exhibition at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma and will spend the spring of 2023 as an Amazon Artist-in-Residence.

Lauren currently teaches at the Evergreen State College and Cornish College of the Arts. Collaborations with artists in her community have been vital to the development of her work and she looks forward to future opportunities. She is also a marathon open water swimmer and loves to call Seattle home.