Lauren Guymer

About & CV

About Lauren Guymer

About:

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Lauren Guymer is an emerging visual artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Lauren creates highly detailed black and white drawings, illustrations, and paintings, inspired by the natural world.

From the Australian wilderness to faraway places, Lauren is constantly observing, exploring, and sourcing new inspiration. She is fascinated by nature and landforms, from mountains and rivers to plants and animals. Her work acts as a window into her visions and the places she has visited, filled with drawing studies, nostalgic memories, and otherworldly places. With a strong focus on drawing and technique, she uses tiny dots, lines, and marks to build a dream-like world of her own, referencing ideas relating to surrealism, symbolism, dreams, outer space, memories, and more.

Currently, Lauren works from her home studio on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. Here she takes inspiration from the local natural environment.


Artists CV:

Education:
2014 Bachelor of Design (Communication Design), Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia.

Solo Exhibition:
2016 Parallel Universe, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Group Exhibitions (Selected):
2018 12 x 12, The Stockroom Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Lousy Show 2018, BSIDE Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 SMALL!, fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Amalgam, curated by Pink Lemon, O_Studio, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Colour Me Once, curated by Tegan Iversen, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia. 
2018 Art Red Hill, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Sphere, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 collaberration, collaborative show by Danish Quapoor, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland, Australia.
2018 Dodgy Days, Dodgy Paper, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Bring a Plate, The Stockroom, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 All Hands on Deck #2, curated by Fort Heart, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Petite Worlds, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Hear Me Out, curated by Lousy Ink, Contemporary Arts Precinct, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Dodgy Art Show #2, The Stockroom, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Art Red Hill, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Youth, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 The Light Fantastic, in.cube8r Gallery, Melbourne.
2017 Limb to Limb, curated by Roxanne Colk, Hound & Bone Studio, Melbourne.
2016 September Group Show, curated by Emerging Art Australia, Inner Space Gallery, Melbourne.
2016 The medium is the message, A Gallery in Preston, Melbourne.
2016 Drawing, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 October group show, curated by Emerging Art Australia, 69 Smith St Gallery, Melbourne
2015 Drawing, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 SmallWorks, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 Movement in Art, Cube 37 gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 DRAW V2, Melbourne Arts Club Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 Arcadia, Off The Kerb Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Prize shows & awards:
2018 Finalist, M16 Artspace Drawing Prize, Canberra, Australia.
2018 Finalist, Collins Place Summer Salon prize show, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Best in Show - Other Medium, Art Red Hill 2017, Melbourne, Australia.

Residencies:
2018 Back To Basics (three months)Arteles Creative Center, Finland
2017 NES Artist Residency (two months), Skagaströnd, Iceland. 
2016 Silence Awareness Existence (one month), Arteles Creative Center, Finland.

Murals & live art:
2018 Houses & horses, window mural, Ratio Cocoa Roasters, commissioned by Sydney Road Brunswick Association, Melbourne, Australia.
2018 Amalgam landscape, mural, commissioned by Pink Lemon, Melbourne, Australia.
2017 Icelandscape, Mural, NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
2017 Contained World, Mural and installation, NES Artist Residency, Skagaströnd, Iceland.
2016 Mountains, Mural, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 Live art, Lost Children Found, Melbourne Music Week, Melbourne, Australia.
2015 Live art, Art Town, Chapel off Chapel Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.

Published artwork:
2018 Forest Study #1, and Forest Finds, published in Issue 12 Summertime, F*EMS Zine.
2018 Mirage, In your dreams, and Cosmos, published in Amalgam by Pink Lemon.
2016 Atmosphere, published in Issue 4, F*EMS Zine.

Interviews & press:
Domain, 2018
Yazmine Lomax, 2017
Frankly Magazine, 2017
Outlet Mag, 2016
Outlet  Mag, 2016
About Blank, 2016