Mimi Lauter


Mimi Lauter’s technique employs diverse layers of oil and soft pastel, colored pencil and oil paint. Her unique surfaces seem almost tapestry-like in their complex tactile quality. Filled with texture, etched passages, and detail, her abstracted metaphoric marks pulsate with color and fascinate the viewer. Lauter’s iconoclastic practice looks to European modernist painters, such as Bonnard and Vuillard as influences for her jewel-like palette.

Mimi Lauter was born in San Francisco in 1982. She received her BA at University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. She has been included in numerous group exhibitions including the Riverside Museum, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, The Room Gallery, UC Irvine, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee. She has been the recipient of the Medici Scholarship Award (2008), The Hans G. and Thordis W. Burkhard Foundation award (2005) and the Elain Krown Klein Scholarship Award (2004).

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