Lauren YS is a Bay Area artist whose work is influenced by multiple stages of focus, both geographically and in practice. With dynamic bouts in academics, literature and writing, teaching, illustration, and animation leading up to her arrival in the street art world, the influences of these phases of her own career add up to a robust style of murals and fine art.
Lauren's work aims to create and populate a misfit wonderland in which imaginary heroines can address the absurdities of reality in the confines of a page or a wall. Influenced by dreams, mythology and her own personal narrative, Lauren's work is often geared towards pushing a narrative undertone and always has a fantastical aesthetic.
Lauren completed a residency and solo show at Nychos' Rabbit Eye Movement studio in Vienna, and has since shown work and live-painted at various international art festivals and institutions. Festivals include Art Basel Miami, Pow!Wow! Hawaii, PangeaSeed SeaWalls (New Zealand), Colorado Crush and the inaugural "Wander and Wayfare," a festival featuring female street artists that took place at Rocha Art in San Francisco.