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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.  

In 2012, Lauter was included in the first Los Angeles Biennial “Made in L.A.” 2012 organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. In 2021, Lauter will participate in Prospect.5 New Orleans, LA. Lauter received her B.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. 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.

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Solo Shows
2021

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

Group Shows
2021

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