Lauren Packard is a queer abstract mixed media artist living in Brooklyn. After undergoing brain surgery in 2014, she turned to paint to express what words couldn’t. Lauren considers her work an extension of her inner thoughts and dialogue, both conscious and subconscious. Lauren’s work explores and abstracts ideas and memories of queer identity, domesticity, repair, and dissonance through the use of materials and intuitive marks.
Lauren is a recipient of the ChaNorth Chashama Residency and Starry Night Residency award, as well as a finalist for the Artists With Anxiety residency. Her work has been exhibited at Collar Works, 5-50 Gallery, Site:Brooklyn, Paradice Palase, La Bodega Gallery, LIC Arts, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, and Williamsburg Historical Society. She was a participant performer in the winning Venice Biennale Golden Lion Lithuanian Pavilion Sun and Sea. Her work has been featured in I Like Your Work, Fresh Paint Magazine and Makers Magazine.