by Michaela Byrne
Lauren Silberman is a photographic artist based in New York City. Through images and text, the evidence of beauty in disorder is present throughout much of her work. Images of the aftermath of raucous secret gatherings, portraits of life in unlikely places and images of everyday objects out of context bear unexpected messages, whether they be melancholy, joyful or sinister. It is the after and the in-between that interest her most and these notions of the everyday where she searches for meaning.
Lauren received her MFA from the International Center of Photography-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies and her BA in Art History from Barnard College. Lauren has been awarded residencies with A-Z West (Joshua Tree, California), ArtGarda (Sirmione, Italy), Mana Contemporary (Newark, New Jersey), The Camera Club of New York (NYC), the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace program (NYC) and was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Lauren also devotes time to curating shows; her recent projects include A Rose is a Rose is A Rose, a one-night show in a garden in a Brooklyn hardware store, as well as projects at the Spring/Break Art Show. She has been featured in PDN’s photo annual and exhibited in New York and abroad. Some of Lauren’s clients include The New Yorker, NYLON Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Vice, Details Magazine, Bust Magazine, Brooklyn Industries and her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine and Vogue Italia.