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.
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.