Lauren Lysaght

Lauren is one of New Zealand’s foremost social conscience artists and has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally since the early 1980s. Lauren Lysaght is in the prime of her art career and is committed to pushing boundaries in her art at every opportunity.

Lauren Lysaght is a self-taught New Zealand artist who deliberately works in a nontraditional style. A multi-disciplinary artist, Lauren uses 'low-rent' materials that might be found at a $2 shop to create seductive and provocative works that bring attention to important issues and injustices such as disability, poverty, and mental illness. Lauren's work is also playful and exuberant as in the Life Coaching series of magnificent and flamboyant hearses of sparkling black, these rococo chariots, destined for triumphant arrivals, are a renegade reaction to minimalist form.


Lauren is one of New Zealand's foremost social conscience artists and has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally since the early 1980s. Lauren Lysaght is in the prime of her art career and is committed to pushing boundaries in her art at every opportunity.


Lauren was the Gold Medal Award Winner of the Art Addiction Annual Exhibition in Venice, Italy and has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant and Creative New Zealand funding. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa and the Chartwell Collection.


 

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