Artist Bio


Lauren E. Johnson grew up in Lawrence and Baldwin City, Kansas, studied at the University of Kansas and earned 

her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2015. Since graduation, she has spent her time as a gallerist, professional photographer, and fine art painter.


She currently resides in Columbia, Missouri, where she is a member of the Columbia Art League and shows her work at Artlandish Gallery. She also shows her work at the Turquoise Raven Art Gallery in Cortez, Colorado.

Artist Statement


I aim to create a dazzling visual experience. Color and composition are most important, but the subject matter is always significant. Ripe fruits and rainbow-colored corn, hot peppers of all kinds and nostalgic fairytale pumpkins serve well as vehicles for expressing a love for art as well as for food. I strive to portray my subjects as bright, luscious and ripe— invigorating the viewer, giving them a hunger for life.

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