Lauren Wy – Biography
Lauren Wy investigates the desiring body and psyche as fractal narrative and residue of process and color. Her work engages painting practice with Auto-theory frameworks. She builds stories from fragments found in both real and digital space; focusing on the use of esoteric media to speak of the digitally assisted body/landscape axis as it evolves in the present future climate and political crisis. Lauren’s work centers the femme, the animal and landscape as subject; treating them all with themes of ennui and bacchanal chaos. Wy received her MFA from Northwestern University in 2020. Prior to 2018, Wy’s work and life originated in the underground music scene in South Florida and Chicago where she performed as a singer in a band and producer of animated music videos.
Her work was most recently shown in a solo presentation called AUTODESIRE part 1 at Western Exhibitions, the New Art Dealers Association in Miami, the Western Exhibitions Drawing Biennial in Chicago IL; ANTI, the 6th Athens Biennale in Greece; Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zurich, Apparatus Projects and Practise Gallery. In April of 2022 AUTODESIRE: Chapter 9: “Grift X” is inside the exhibition _Espressioni: Con Frazioni at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea in Turin, Italy. In November of 2022 Wy’s work appeared in ArtVerona Fair, and at Oltre Otico Orrizonte at the Musei Reali Torino in Turin, Italy in a two person show with the work of late artist, Carol Rama. Most recently Wy’s work is in the Western Exhibitions 2nd Drawing Biennial, opening January 6th, 2023.