A little bit scientific mixed with playful, intriguing, detailed, interesting and clever, Lauren Trangmar's work has long pulled me in for a closer look. She takes some very ordinary objects and subjects from Hawaii kine life and breaks them down for us to view in a new way.
Currently residing in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, she combines meticulous, labor-intensive, traditional processes and aesthetics with contemporary technologies to create her imagery. Working in a range of media including graphic design, illustration, digital imaging, traditional printmaking, painting and sculpture, her work visually references the conventions of historical scientific illustration with a contemporary and often subtly humorous twist... Themes that are explored in her most current work include the relationship between storytelling, culture, myths and history, art and science, authenticity and artifice, and their [re]presentation.
Lauren was born and raised in Christchurch, New Zealand. She began her undergraduate studies in Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury before transferring to the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa where she attained her BFA in Graphic Design.