Transit Wall Mural, PIT Airport
Untitled (Components 2)
Bedroom Still Life
Put Good In, Get Good Out
A Quiet Space in the Center (Light)
A Quiet Space in the Center (Dark)
Patterns for Living #16
Patterns for Living, #17
Patterns for Living, #18
Patterns for Living, #7
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While my work is inspired by the idea of rust belt cities like my current home, Pittsburgh or my hometown of Buffalo, the spaces represented in my work are both somewhere and nowhere – imagined and taken from memory and observation.
The rust belt city compels me because it tells the story of a rise and decline, followed by reinvention. My process of weaving together drawings with paper collage allows me to visually capture some of the energy and complexity of the places that I inhabit.
The materials I work with include graphite, pastels, charcoal, metallic wax crayons, acrylic paint, and Xerox transfers. Color, perspective and working to the edge of the picture plane are important aspects of my work.
Lauren Braun is a visual artist who utilizes memories, observations and fantasies to help shape a sense of place in her artwork. Lauren was selected as an Emerging Artist during the 2018 Three Rivers Arts Festival. She currently has a large-scale wall mural on display at Pittsburgh International Airport through December 2018. She was an artist-in-residence at the Vermont Studio Center, participated in an Idea Furnace residency at the Pittsburgh Glass Center and received a Tending Space Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation. Her work is in the collection of the Philadelphia Convention Center and PNC Bank. She received her MFA from the Tufts School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a BFA cum laude in Art Photography from Syracuse University. Originally from Buffalo, NY, Lauren currently lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.