Lauren Judge experiments with acrylic paint, textiles and aleatoric processes. She formalizes the coincidental and emphasizes the conscious process of composition that is behind seemingly random works. The thought processes are non-objective, unfiltered, and frequently revealed as assemblages. She masterfully creates intense personal moments with abstraction.
Lauren was raised in Kitchener, Ontario. She completed her Bachelor degree at York University, and then her Masters at the University of Waterloo. Lauren first learned about painting from her father, Martin, an accomplished local portrait artist. Her first exhibition and foray into curating was in 1997 (Ekstasis). Since 2007, Lauren has practiced professionally and now has paintings in personal collections across Canada, the US and the Netherlands.
In 2018, Lauren was accepted as a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is studying the visual culture of the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula and its role in our changing relationships with the land.
Her research covers topics in landscape studies, cultural geography, environmental history and the role of visual culture in dispossession.
Latest Public Art Work
In 2016, the Region of Waterloo requested proposals from artists for public art projects to create unique and creative spaces along the proposed ION light rail transit route. The Region received over 60 proposals, and selected 10 to commission.
In February of 2017, the regional council approved the jury's artwork selections, including our project, Arras.
What was originally proposed as a mosaic mural on a retaining wall transformed into mosaic panels on all four sides of a driver's terminal building. See more of our proposal below.
After two years of dreaming, deliberation, designing, drawing, planning, revising, budgeting, and more revising, the project is finally underway.
We hope that you will continue to follow our blog, as we post regular updates of our progress and tell the story behind the making of this mosaic tapestry.