Mimi Lauter, Installation view at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2018

Mimi Lauter

Mimi Lauter

Sensus Oxynation

May 12 – June 23, 2018
Los Angeles

Biography

Mimi Lauter (b. 1982, San Francisco, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist whose oil and soft-pastel works on paper assemble abstracted narratives drawn from subconscious memory, literature, sociopolitical surroundings, and classical mythology. For her first exhibition at Blum & Poe Los Angeles in 2018, Lauter presented a twenty-four part installation entitled Sensus Oxynation that functioned as the interior of a chapel—each wall a grouping of lush, highly chromatic works. Her practice proposes a secular relationship to spirituality in painting—belief in and devotion to the painting itself. Imagery of flowers, vases, the four elements, and other instances of iconography are meant to conjure the history of painting. A number of works point to the tradition of still lifes, implicating interior and psychological spaces. Lauter is informed and influenced by artists such as Odilon Redon, Jean-Édouard Vuillard, Pierre Bonnard as well as other members of the Nabis and Post-Impressionists, who impress upon the aesthetic foundation of her work.  

In 2012, Lauter was included in the first Los Angeles Biennial Made in L.A. 2012 organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. Lauter received her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. Her work is represented in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and the Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA. 

Selected Works

News

Carla Magazine: Mimi Lauter at Blum & Poe

11/15/2018

Mimi Lauter Joins Blum & Poe

06/13/2018

Los Angeles Times: At Blum & Poe, Bow Down to the Painting of Mimi Lauter

05/30/2018

Los Angeles Times: Flower? Animal? Person? The Color-Drenched Questions in Mimi Lauter Drawings

02/17/2017

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