Lauren Crawford was born in Valencia California before cable television had its stranglehold on childhood development. The copious amount of free time enabled obsessive exploration into drawing and painting from an early age that followed into adulthood. After graduating high school and rebelling against her mother by not continuing on to college, Lauren gained some hard earned sense from working a dead end job. Picking up the pieces and moving cross country, she enrolled at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a mature student to regain some semblance of life. Graduating with a Bachelors degree of Fine Art in painting (2017) recognized with Cum Laude honors, granted new opportunities of exploration in the art world. Now enrolled at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in the Mount Royal School of Art program, Lauren is working towards her MFA (2019) as a multidisciplinary artist.
Lauren is employed as a teacher’s assistant to the undergrad sculpture department at MICA and as the facilities assistant manager with the Mount Royal department. She is currently working on an installation for the graduate fall show and senior thesis in the spring, wish her luck and send coffee.