Lauren Okumoto was born and raised in Hawai’i on the island of Oahu. She attended Windward Community College and received her A.A in Liberal Arts. Shortly after, Lauren transferred to the Academy of Art University in San Francisco to obtain a B.F.A in Painting and Drawing.  She completed her degree in August of 2014.

 

           Lauren is currently working on a series of pieces titled, “Senses”, which focuses on the perception of the five senses and the various ways they are perceived by different people. The use of vibrant colors of blues, purples, pinks, and greens symbolize the harmony shared by the senses and the body parts that represent them. The abstract shapes compose an interesting design that is whimsical yet calming. Lauren  lives and works in Hawai’i. 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

          2014           BFA           Painting           Academy of Art University

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

          2014          “SKIN”, Studio 17, San Francisco, CA

                             Curator: Kevin Moore

 

          2014           “Academy of Art University Spring Show”, Jerrold Warehouse, San Francisco, CA

 

          2011           “Windward Community College Spring Art Show”, Hale Palanakila, Kaneohe, HI

 

COMMISSIONS

 

          2014           Bernard Family, “Bernardo Forever”

 

          2014           Horikami Family, "Grandfather's Portrait"

 

 

INTERNSHIP

 

          2012           “Man-Up” movie production, Kinetic Productions, Art department Intern

  • Assisted in prop making and designing

 

ART SKILLS

 

  •  Knowledge of most mediums: oils, acrylics, watercolors, pencils, charcoal,

pastels, ink

 

  •  Knowledge of stretching and priming canvases