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About

Mimi Lauter (1982, San Francisco, USA) lives and works in Los Angeles.

Mimi Lauter’s emotionally charged and vividly colored universe is made up predominantly of oil and soft pastels on paper as well as oil on linen. While on the surface Lauter’s compositions and colors are very much inspired by the natural world around her, in particular by her garden which she often refers to as her “ongoing, constantly changing epic mural,” the artist uses this as a springboard for a deeper reflection on painting as a theatrical space in which she can present imagery and form.

Lauter is often attracted to the framing of a work, almost like curtains for a stage, or an architectural structure. Similar to theater, Lauter discusses painting as something that is artificial and yet simultaneously a representation of the world around us and within. The visceral forms that surge from her deeply saturated works are comprised of expansive fields of layered colors and swirling textures assembling abstracted narratives. Lauter builds imagery through diverse sources of mythology, literature, a European history of painting and her personal memory and dreams.

Somewhere between landscape and still-life, her works explore the inherent tension between these two historically charged styles of painting. For Lauter, the theatrical structure of a still-life painting is often a metaphor for mortality while a landscape represents the potential of life- something she realized while meandering through the landscape of her own garden in search of new growth and thinking about the path or composition that guides a viewer through landscape painting. Similar to her approach of suspending the viewer between these two opposing structures of painting, she employs this strategy in her representation of the external and the internal, the epic and the personal, the expansive and the most intimate detail.  

Lauter received her B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. In 2012, Lauter was included in the first Los Angeles Biennial “Made in L.A.” organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. In 2021, Lauter participated in Prospect.5 New Orleans, LA. In 2022, Lauter will join Art Brussels fair with a solo presentation. Her work is represented in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

CV

Solo Shows
2021

Consequential Landscapes, Mendes Wood DM, Brussels, Belgium
2020
Symphony No. 1, Blum & Poe, New York, NY, USA
2019
Après nous le déluge, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Brazil
2018
Sensus Oxynation, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Miniatures, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
Devotional Flowers, Derek Eller Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2017
Interiors, Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015
A Carnival of Musical Echo, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2014
Thresholds of a Wave, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
2012
Dining Out, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2010
Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2009
Five Senses, a solo project at Elliott Hundley and Alphaeus Taylor’s home, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2007
Drawing the Weave, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 
Group Shows
2022 

Les beaux jours, Clearing, Brussels, Belgium
2021
Yesterday we said tomorrow, Prospect.5 New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
Eau de Vallotton, Tif Sigfrids, New York, NY, USA
At The Luss House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Gerald Luss House, Ossining, NY, USA
2020
5,471 miles, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA Summer Group Show I, Tig Sigfrids, Athens, Greece
FAULTline Art Show ­– The County Experience, Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, USA
Grammars of Creation, Moskowitz Bayse, Los Angeles, USA
At The Noyes House Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing, The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan, CT, USA
2019
/ (slash art), San Francisco, CA Selections from the Marciano Collection, Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA
What's Up/ London: Minimal | Maximal, Smart Fine Arts, Mayfair, London, UK
2017
Fleeting Impressions and Abundance of Detail, Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2016
Art for Art’s Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA, USA
Paper in Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2015 
Paper in Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Made in California: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Mana Contemporary, Miami, FL, USA
Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy  
Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2014
Inaugural Exhibition, Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills, CA, USA
2012 
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Anne Marten’s home, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2011 
Works of Paper, ACME, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Pieceable Kingdom, Beacon Arts Center, Inglewood, CA, USA
2010 
MFA Thesis Exhibition, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
2009 
Group show at Cottage Home, Sister Gallery, China Art Objects, Tom Solomon, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Betamax, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
Wide Angle Lens, California State University, Long Beach, CA  
Loveable Like Orphaned Kitties and Bastard Children, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, USA
2008 
Greater Los Angeles MFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA
Black Dragon Society Last Show, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2007 
ACUTE: Small Works by 21 Los Angeles Artists, Room Gallery, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA
All Human Actions Presenting Three Women: Mimi Lauter, Lucy Indian Dodd, and Dawn Kasper, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2006 
Works By Emerging California Artists, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington D.C., USA
Hayworth Presents Mimi Lauter, Mira O’Brien, and Anna Fidler, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Echo Filter Mod: New Works on Paper, USC Roski Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2005 
Black Dragon Society at Via, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Christmas in July, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Painter’s Edge Painting, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA, USA

Articles and Reviews
2020

"11 Acclaimed Artists Offer Strategies for Getting the Most out of Working from Home, Whether from Your Studio or Bedroom Office." Artnet News, March 30, 2020.
Goldstein, Caroline and Katie White. “9 Megawatt Gallery Shows to Check out during Armory Week, from Kara Walker’s Drawings to Julian Schnabel’s Latest Works.” Artnet News, March 3, 2020.
Lauter, Mimi. “Consequential Landscape.” LALA Magazine (summer 2020): 76.
2019
Moldan, Tessa. “São Paulo Art Weekend: Shows to See.” Ocula.com, November 1, 2019.
2018
Fontaine, Pearl. “Marilyn Minter, Sol LeWitt, Martin Basher, and Other Must See Shows in Los Angeles This Week.” Whitewall Magazine, May 24, 2018.
"Mimi Lauter at Blum & Poe." Blouin Modern Painters (June 2018): 188.
Mizota, Sharon. "At Blum & Poe, Bow Down to the Ecstatic Painting of Mimi Lauter." Los Angeles Times, May 30, 2018.  
Schwabsky, Barry. "Mimi Lauter at Derek Eller Gallery." Artforum 56, no. 9 (May 2018): 237.
Simmons, Jessica. “Mimi Lauter at Blum & Poe.” Carla Magazine 13 (Fall 2018): 46-47.
Wampler, Zach. “Innocence and Experience.” Provokr.com (blog), June 2018.
2017
Ollman, Leah. “Flower? Animal? Person? The Color-Drenched Questions in Mimi Lauter’s Drawings.” Los Angeles Times, February 17, 2017.
2015
Pocaro, Alan. “Mimi Lauter at Shane Campbell Gallery.” NewCity, September 2015.
2014
Ollman, Leah. “Mimi Lauter’s Drawings at Marc Selwyn as Rapturous as Ever.” Los Angeles
Times, September 21, 2014.
Ventre, Michael. “‘Frank LA’ Examines Homelessness & Other Issues Through Art.” Los Angeles Confidential, October 31, 2014.
2013
Epaminondas, George. “Portrait of a Self-Taught Art Collector.” DuJour Magazine, Summer 2013.
2012
Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: The Hammer Biennial ‘Made in L.A. 2012’ Succeeds.” Los Angeles Times, June 8, 2012.
Pagel, David. “Mimi Lauter’s ‘Dining Out’ a Resplendent Feast.” Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2012.
2011
Ollman, Leah. “Mimi Lauter.” Art in America, January 5, 2011.
2010
L.A. Weekly Art Critics. “L.A. Weekly Critics’ Choices: Highlights from the Fall Season.” L.A.
Weekly, September 9, 2010.
Goldman, Edward. “The Best of 9/11.” Huffington Post, September 14, 2010.
Knight, Christopher. “Art Review: Mimi Lauter at Marc Selwyn Fine Art.” Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2010.
 
Museum and Public Collections
Frederick R Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

Exhibitions
Mimi Lauter Consequential Landscapes
At the Noyes House: Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing
Mimi Lauter Après nous le déluge
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