vTMJx9haUmk

Colorado Academy alumna and well-known muralist Lauren Youngsmith has returned to Colorado Academy to create a mural in the Upper School, and to work with student artists.

Youngsmith is now a San Francisco Bay Area artist. She is best known in the urban art sphere, having dedicated herself to creating large-scale works of public art that aim to bring a sense of vibrancy, wonder and positive uplift to every community she approaches.

She says her work is Influenced by dreams, mythology, death, comics, love, and her Asian-American heritage, Lauren’s work is often geared towards pushing a narrative undertone and always has a fantastical aesthetic. Her current CA work centers on the theme of “a journey.”

Lauren has completed a residency and solo show at Nychos’ Rabbit Eye Movement studio in Vienna, and has since shown work and live-painted at various international art festivals and institutions. Festivals include Art Basel Miami, Pow!Wow! Hawaii, PangeaSeed SeaWalls (New Zealand), Wander and Wayfare SF, Colorado Crush. She has shown work in galleries nationwide and in International cities including Vienna, London, Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney.