Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Above ; Like Father Like Son; Women's Work; Letters from our mothers III; collages on paper, 2017-18
Lauren McLaughlin is an award winning Scottish artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes collage, photography, neon and installation. McLaughlin's work explores cultural, social and economic inequality, with a particular emphasis on the role of women as mothers. Often drawing upon autobiographical narratives of single motherhood, her practice aims to highlight the hidden and underrepresented issues of inequality faced by women and mothers in our society.
Lauren studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art graduating with BA (Hons) Fine Art in 2012. Selected exhibitions include the Palazzo Albrizzi in Venice, The Royal Scottish Academy, Art16, Lights of Soho London, SWG3 Glasgow and The Tent Gallery Edinburgh. Lauren’s 2016 work, ‘A Conflict of Interests’ is now part of The BirthRites Collection housed within the department of midwifery, Guy's Campus Kings College London after winning the Bi-annual Award in 2018. Lauren is also the founder and director of Spilt Milk.
Above: Social Housing (2014) photograph on aluminium, Hidden Mother (2014) photograph on aluminium; IT SHOULDN'T HAVE TO BE THIS HARD (2017) fabric and sequins banner.