Gertrude Stein Questionnaire: Q&A with Lauren Boilini

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Lauren Boilini. Wind me Up, Shout me Out, 2011. Oil and charcoal on canvas. 109” x 269”

Short Bio: Lauren Boilini was born and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. In 2006 she graduated from the Kansas City Art Institute with a BFA in painting and art history. In 2008 Boilini finished her MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and then began a three-year residency at the Creative Alliance. She just moved into a new studio at the School 33 Art Center after having finished a residency in Wyoming. This May, Boilini will be an artist-in-residence at the Burren College of Art in Ireland. Right now she teaches painting and drawing at MICA and the University of Maryland, College Park, and is part of a two-person show entitled Mothership Connection at the Subbasement Studios.

Age: 28

Baltimore Neighborhood: Butcher’s Hill / Federal Hill

Obsessive Collections: Books

Currently Reading: Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer and Fall of the Phantom Lord by Andrew Todhunter

Coolest Place You’ve Ever Lived: Banner, Wyoming

Hobbies or Leisure Activities: Swim team

Favorite Food to Eat at Home: Popcorn

Favorite Food to Eat Out: Peanut butter milkshake anytime, anywhere

Political Leanings: Dan Savage for president!

Favorite Baltimore Spot to Hang Out: The Book Thing. It is hard not to love a city with a free bookstore.

Pets: I wish.

Favorite Person in the World: My little sister, Colette

Movie that Sums Up the Current State of Your Life: Jaws, because I always need a bigger boat.

Favorite Place to Travel: Back and forth across the country

Mantra or Favorite Quote: “It’s hard out there for a pimp.” —Three 6 Mafia and Cedric Coleman (Hustle & Flow soundtrack lyrics)

Lauren’s current two-person show at the Subbasement Artist Studios, Mothership Connection, will host a closing reception, artist talk, and performance this Friday, October 28.

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