Artist Bios

Lauren Lysaght

Lauren LysaghtLauren Lysaght, born in Hamilton but now located in Auckland, is a self-taught New Zealand artist who deliberately works in a nontraditional style. A multi-media artist, Lauren uses ‘low-rent’ materials that might be found at a $2 shop to produce sculpture and installation that bring attention to important issues and injustices and include social commentary, with reference to issues such as disability, poverty, and gender. She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and internationally since the early 1980s.  Lysaght has been a Gold Medal Award Winner of the Art Addiction Annual Exhibition in Venice, Italy and has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council Grant and Creative New Zealand funding. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including Te Papa Tongarewa and the Chartwell Collection. Lysaght has created a new work, ‘Adult Section’, for A Different View. She is represented by Mary Newton Gallery and Whitespace .