Lauren McLaughlin

Lauren McLaughlin

United Kingdom


Lauren McLaughlin
Lauren McLaughlin
United Kingdom
November 13, 2015
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Lauren McLaughlin is a visual artist, born in Edinburgh, Scotland. She works in various media, including sculpture, photography and installation, however, she is best known for her collages. Her works explore masculine and feminine identities.

McLaughlin attended Telford College in Edinburgh and obtained Higher National Diploma in Contemporay Art Practice in 2010. She received her Bachelor of Art with Honours in Fine Art from Saint Martin’s College of Art in London, in 2012. After graduation, she returned to her home town.

Lauren is best known for her collages

Lauren McLaughlin - Gaze
Lauren McLaughlin – Gaze

The artist’s works investigate the concepts of gender and identity, the distinction and the tension between public and private, internal and external. In her collages, she uses images from vintage magazines, such as House-Wife and Good Housekeeping, her own photos, text and objects, in order to question the generic female roles. She creates quirky narratives and explores the themes of the body, the maternal, vulnerability and power. Lauren’s works are based on her own life and questions about her identity as a woman, a mother and an artist.

She has been exhibiting her works since 2009, in various group and solo shows throughout the United Kingdom, but also abroad in Venice, Italy.

McLaughlin questions the concepts of gender and identity

Lauren McLaughlin - Smoke
Lauren McLaughlin – Smoke

Lauren’s essays were published in Collage Magazine Issue 3, in November 2013, and in Undercurrents Magazine Issue 2, in 2012. McLaughlin has been a member of the Scottish arts collective 2|1|4|1 since 2013. She was a guest lecturer at Edinburgh College in April and May 2915, as well as Artist in Residence in 2014.

The artist is represented by Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Lauren McLaughlin lives and works in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/VenueSolo/Group
2015ART 15LondonGroup
2015MEETINGS OF WOMENPalazzo Albrizzi VeniceGroup
2014SITE-SEEINGCreative Exchange, EdinburghSolo
2014RSA OPENRoyal Scottish Academy EdinburghGroup
2014DRAW-INSt Margarets House, EdinburgGroup
2014RESURGENCEThe Galley Arts, CarlisleGroup
2014MIDSUMMER NIGHTArusha Gallery, EdinburghGroup
2013SELECTED COLLAGESThe Village, EdinburghSolo
20132|1|4|1 MEMBERS SHOWSWG3 GlasgowGroup
2013NONSENSEO3 Gallery, OxfordGroup
2013QUE SERA SERAThe Old Ambulance Depot, EdinburghGroup
2011MEMOIRSValentine’s Mansion EssexGroup
2010CABIN FEVEREdinburgh Sculpture WorkshopsGroup