ABOUT THE ARTIST
Texas-based artist Lauren Lewchuk is a self-taught creative inspired by nature. She has 14 years of experience in various creative fields including graphic design, screen-printing, faux finishes, scenic art, prop fabrication, and mural painting. Lewchuk works with acrylics, spray paint, and digital mediums; and her work ranges from small-scale paintings on wood and metal to large-scale murals as large as 2000 square feet. She creates detailed and elaborate compositions that are heavily inspired by nature, specifically micro-organisms and nature macro-photography. Use of color, movement, flow, patterns and repetition are important visual elements in her work that symbolize underlying themes having to do with mental states of being, identity, societal expectations, personal boundaries, spirituality, and existentialism. Since her emergence as an artist in 2019, Lewchuk has been selected to participate in several exhibitions throughout Dallas/Fort Worth. Her painting “Galaxsea” won First Place at the Precious Metals Exhibition with Texas Visual Arts Association in 2019; in 2020 “Oceanic” was selected as a gallery pick for the New Texas Talent Exhibition with Craighead Green Gallery; and this year, Lewchuk’s painting “Protection” won First Place at the Mayfest Emerging Artist Competition with Art Tooth in Fort Worth, Texas. Also during the last couple years, Lewchuk has designed and painted 6 large-scale murals and she designed an exclusive fabric collection with Joann Stores.
I have always been an admirer of the natural world. The shapes, colors, patterns, and textures. My art is a meticulous arrangement of all these components, like a puzzle. My process is unplanned yet logical and sophisticated, a natural flow of consciousness full of color, organic shapes, and movement inspired by nature. My hope is for the viewer to get lost in my dreamlike worlds; that they spark wonder, curiosity, and contemplation.