ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lauren Mendelsohn-Bass is a Los Angeles born painter who received her Bachelor of Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her work depicts the psychology of the mind’s inner conflicts and struggles, portrayed through her figures’ outward appearance and gestures. She often emphasizes the psychological drama with a monochromatic, Film Noir feel in order to examine what makes us tick. Her large, figurative paintings have a climactic, narrative quality with a focus upon emotional suspense, with each glance suggesting a passion or crime.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2017 - "Unintended Consequences," The Chaffey Community Museum of Art, Ontario, CA

2017 - "Back to School Special," Art on Scene, Hollywood, CA

2017 - "In the Now," The Whole 9 Gallery, Culver City, CA

2017 - "High Priestess," LA Art Share, Los Angeles, CA

2017 - "It Was All a Dream," CAVE Gallery, Venice, CA

2016 - "Vanity Pop," Launch Gallery, Culver City, CA

2016 - "The Pulp Show," Hale Arts Space, Santa Monica, CA

2016 - "60 Americans," The Makeshift Museum, Los Angeles, CA

2016 - Lamperouge Gallery, Brewery Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA

2016 - Oddville, A Creative Space, Los Angeles, CA

2016 - "CAL / ACLU Art in a Free Society Juried Show," San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Tarzana, CA

2015 - "Prime Cuts," Roam Gallery, Topanga, CA

2015 - "Victory Fashion Event," Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2015 - "Cannibal Flower," Los Angeles, CA

2015 - "Kool Layed," Gabba Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2014 - "The Bridge Between Us," 11:11 A Creative Collective, Tarzana, CA

2006 – 1st place at the Women’s Festival of the Arts Juried Exhibition, 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2005 – “A Life Examined,” TAG The Artists Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2004 – 3rd place at the Women’s Festival of the Arts Juried Exhibition, 2nd City Council Gallery, Long Beach, CA

2004 - Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2000 – Palazzeti, Los Angeles, CA

1999 – Empiric, Los Angeles, CA

1998 – Tah Gallery, Pasadena, CA

1998 – Artcore Brewery Annex, Los Angeles, CA

1997-1998 – L.A. Current: A Media Fusion, UCLA Armand Hammer Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1997 – The Furniture Café, North Hollywood, CA

1995 – Desmond Gallery, Hollywod, CA

1993-1995 – Art Rental and Sales Gallery, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA

1993 – “Censored,” Installations One, Encino, CA

1992 – “Two Women, Two Views,” Goldfarb Vein Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA

1992 – “Gender: Beauty and Power,” Onyx Gallery, Hollywood, CA

1992 – “The Art Speaks for Itself,” Director’s Guild of America, Los Angeles, CA

1992 – “They Came from L.A.,” Gallerie Atelier, Philadelphia, PA

1991 – International Gallery on Broadway, Santa Monica, CA

1991 – “The Human Figure,” Gallery 825, L.A. Art Association, Los Angeles, CA

1991 – Dos Manos Hillside Gallery, Sedona, AZ

1991 – Gallery Telesis, Sedona, AZ

1990 – Kerckhoff Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA