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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

LAUREN PRELLER

LAUREN PRELLER

Artist Work

Lafayette of Mt. Vernon – Commissioned for the French bistro Marie Louise
2013
Mixed media digital photographs printed on canvas acrylic paints and coating
h 9ftx w4ft
Domino Sugar
2008
Ultra Chrome Ink on canvas with acrylic coating
2x6 feet
Johns Hopkins University Homewood Steps
2014
Mixed Media on Canvas
H38"x60
One Voice One Choic
2015
Sculpture
H 58"x W34" x D12"
Johns Hopkins Cochlear Listening Center
2012
Mixed Media onCanvas
(2) 8x4' Panels
Monsanto's Beehive - The Last Beehive on Earth
2015
Wood & Metal Sculpture
H32”x W19” x D8”

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Phone
410-235-0808
Artistic Category

Media Arts, Other, Traditional Arts, Visual Arts

Artist Statement

Mixed media photographer/ artist Lauren Preller describes her work as a new and ever evolving art form. The imagery can be architectural, abstract, graphic - a combination of photographs (up to 40 layers), integrating graphic design, digital manipulation, textures, paint, spit and God knows what else, all on one canvas to produce a visually pleasing piece. Technically her work is a photograph designed for the medium of canvas. Because her work is digitally produced and printed.Lauren feels strongly about her work being called a photograph because her art is created from images she produced from her camera. This is different then a giclee. The giclee is a reproduction, where Lauren’s work is created for the medium of ultra chrome in and canvas. With the canvas prints being a limited edition of 50. Lauren often creates the art for a specific space (see installations on her website). First, Lauren will photograph the colors and textiles of the room and incorporate them into the art. Lauren’s technique uses part or all of the photographs to compress them into one image. That image is then printed with ultra chrome ink on canvas and further embellished with paint, gesso, metals or whatever Preller is inspired to use.

Artist Bio

Preller designs art relevant to the space without merely being decorative. Lauren collaborated with architects and interior designers to create “Site-Specific art.
art.
The work is not merely decorative, but relates to the space in purpose and design.
A recent example can be found at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Cochlear Ear Center lobby. Preller created two 8 foot canvas panels of visual imagery of sounds one would hear after a cochlear implant. The work includes sound waves, musical notes, birds, etc..
Notable Career Highlights:
● Piccolo Spoleto Photography Award, (2006)
● Guest Lecturer, Charleston Photography Center, SC
● Guest Lecturer, Gibbes Museum of Art Charleston, SC
● Recipient of 5 American Advertising Federations ADDY Awards
● National Paragon Award, 2003
● Published photography book, The Charleston Gardener, 2000, (Wyrick
Publishers)
● Selected as former President Bill Clinton’s personal photographer as he
campaigned in South Carolina for Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign
● Published photography in multiple periodicals including Communication Arts, Southern Living, Garden Design Magazine, Culinary Arts, Charleston Magazine, SKIRT! Magazine, City Paper
Client List of Art Installations
Johns Hopkins Hospital Trident Technical College Struever Bros Eccles & Rouse
Baltimore, MD Charleston, SC Baltimore, Maryland
ls3p Architects Clemson University Hacin + Associates Inc. Inside Out Designs EXIT Realty Creekstone Developers
Charleston, SC South Carolina
Boston, MA Baltimore, MD Charleston, SC Florida/South Carolina

Lauren was an established photographer in Charleston South Carolina when she began digitally designing photographic displays. Her displays evolved into intricate digital collages based on her photographs. Requests came for her to design art to decorate freinds offices. She began customizing the colors and texture, changing the medium or adding to it. That is how her art began collaborating with architects and designers creating site-specific art.

Mixed media photographer/ artist Lauren Preller describes her work as a new and ever evolving art form. The imagery can be architectural, abstract, graphic - a combination of photographs (up to 40 layers), integrating graphic design, digital manipulation, textures, paint, spit and God knows what else, all on one canvas to produce a visually pleasing piece. Technically her work is a photograph designed for the medium of canvas.

Because her work is digitally produced and printed.Lauren feels strongly about her work being called a photograph because her art is created from images she produced from her camera. This is different then a giclee. The giclee is a reproduction, where Lauren’s work is created for the medium of ultra chrome in and canvas. With the canvas prints being a limited edition of 50.
Lauren often creates the art for a specific space (see installations on her website). First, Lauren will photograph the colors and textiles of the room and incorporate them into the art. Lauren’s technique uses part or all of the photographs to compress them into one image. That image is then printed with ultra chrome ink on canvas and further embellished with paint, gesso, metals or whatever Preller is inclined to embellish the work with.
Recent Clients: references available upon request
Johns Hopkins Hospital Baltimore, MD
Yerman, Whtiman, Gaines
Mchale Baltimore, MD
Creekstone Developers Panama City, FL / Charleston, SC
Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
ls3p Architects Charleston, SC
Clemson University South Carolina
Trident Technical College Charleston, SC
Hacin + Associates Inc. Boston, MA
Inside Out Designs Baltimore, MD
EXIT Realty Charleston, SC