Lauren Boilini was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. She received her B.F.A. in Painting and Art History at the Kansas City Art Institute in 2006. In 2008 she completed her M.F.A. at the Mount Royal School of Art at MICA. Lauren recently completed a 3 year residency at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson Theatre in Baltimore. She was also an artist-in-residence at Canserrat in El Bruc, Spain, in 2008. Since finishing her master’s degree she has also been serving as Foundations Faculty at MICA and teaching at the University of Maryland. Last summer she was an artist-in-residence at the Jentel Program in Wyoming, and recently began a long term residency at School 33 Arts Center in Baltimore. This May she was invited as an artist-in-residence at the Burren College of Art in Ireland and received a full fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center for July. She will have a two-person exhibition at the Harvest Art Gallery in Cincinnati, OH in next February, as well as at Hood College in Frederick this October-November. She was also recently awarded her first major public art commission through the Maryland Department of Public Health, and her work will be shown in the International Wing of the Baltimore-Washington Airport until January.