36 x 24 Collaged Monoprint, 2019
My experience as a mural artist, pen and ink draftsman and painter led to my passion for monotype printmaking and mixed-media work. This relationship between paint and print is highlighted in the composition and color employed in my work. Themes of identity, expression and memory are often explored in my prints. My interest in monotype printmaking offers the unique challenge to let go of controlling the outcome of a print and focus on its composition, color and the process of creating.
Lauren Karp Kinghorn is a Boston-based printmaker, painter and mixed media artist. She is the founder of Charles River Art in Needham, Massachusetts where she creates original work using hand printing, transfers, etchings and collage. Her art has been shown in the United States, Europe and online. She was awarded honorable mention through MGNE, first place in the Member’s exhibit from Dedham Art Association and is currently exhibiting work at Blue Moon Cafe in Medfield and the PNC bank in Dedham.
Lauren received her BS in Psychology from Union College, MA in Expressive and Art Therapy from Lesley University and also studied at the Decordova Museum School. Formative experiences working for the Red Cross in Torrejon, Spain, McLean Hospital, Children’s Hospital, with her students at Montessori Schools of Cambridge and Natick, Falmouth Academy Summer Camp and teaching twice exceptional children art out of her home studio. Ms. Kinghorn has previously been a regular contributing writer for the New Hampshire Parent’s Paper.