Lauren Luloff, ‘Figure Looking Out’, 2014, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2017

Lauren Luloff’s work relates to life in the domestic realm, using collaged bedsheets as her canvas to create unique and expressive paintings. Her work has been shown in notable shows including Painting Expanded at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York; Water Vessels, Marlborough, Chelsea, New York; Not the Way You Remembered, Queens Museum of Art, New York; and The Working Title, Bronx River Arts Center, New York. Roberta Smith wrote Luloff's profile in T Magazine in The New York Times. She has had solo exhibitions at Halsey McKay Gallery, East Hampton, New York; COOPER COLE, Toronto, Canada; Bernard Ceysson Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland and Luxembourg; The Hole, New York; Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy; and CB 1 Gallery, Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Bard College in Annandale-On-Hudson, New York, and her BFA from Pennsylvania State University. Luloff lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
–Courtesy of Headlands Center for the Arts

Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Halsey McKay Gallery

About Lauren Luloff

Lauren Luloff layers collaged fabric and paint onto bed sheets, creating delicate yet expressive paintings. For Luloff, the sheets reference “home, intimacy, dreams, and drama” and imbue her works with a host of formal qualities, “their crumpling acting as an impasto swoosh, or creating chiaroscuro,” she says. “Patterns from the sheets offer a harder edge line in contrast with my organic brush marks.” Her boldly expressive use of mixed-media harkens to Robert Rauschenberg’s “Combines”, while her color treatment has been compared to that of Abstract Expressionist Helen Frankenthaler. By infusing personal significance into each work, Luloff depicts moments of fleeting, hazily beautiful remembrance.

American, b. 1980, Dover, New Hampshire, based in Brooklyn, New York