Image: Carnival of Musical Echo
Mimi Lauter’s technique employs diverse layers of oil and soft pastel, colored pencil and oil paint. Her unique surfaces seem almost tapestry-like in their complex tactile quality. Filled with texture, etched passages, and detail, her abstracted metaphoric marks pulsate with color and fascinate the viewer. Lauter’s iconoclastic practice looks to European modernist painters, such as Bonnard and Vuillard as influences for her jewel-like palette.
Lauter's recent exhibitions include a solo presentation at Tif Sigfrids Gallery, Los Angeles and at Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago; as well as inclusion in numerous group shows such as Paper in Practice at Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles; Tif Sigfrids, Los Angeles; and ACME Gallery, Los Angeles. Her work was prominently featured in the inaugural Made in L.A. Biennial at The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, in 2012, and her work is featured in the public collections of The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; and the Maurice and Paul Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles.
She was born in San Francisco in 1982. She received her BA at University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA from University of California, Irvine.