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.
In 2019, in collaboration with local artist Elana Zur, Lauren completed a commission for the Region of Waterloo for a public art project called Arras, an oversized glass mosaic installed on the walls of the GRT driver's terminal at the Fairway Road ION (LRT) stop in Kitchener, Ontario.