Lauren Miko

Lauren-Miko-bio

Born of an artist mother and a dentist father, I have my family to thank for my creativity and my good teeth. Most kids remember the smell of freshly baked cookies growing up. I was raised on paint fumes and eraser dust. It’s no wonder that all I ever wanted was to be an artist.

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and have lived in Europe and Asia and all over the United States. I have a BA in Graphic Design from Humboldt State University. I worked in the commercial art business for years, but dreamed of pursuing my own creative artistic direction.

I became interested in printmaking in 1999 and have studied with a variety of talented artists. I spent many years in the Washington DC area, where I was a member of a printmaking studio and gallery in the Torpedo Factory Art Center. I regularly gave workshops on printmaking at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Portrait Gallery.

I relocated to Asheville, NC in 2010 and work out of my home studio now. My work is in the permanent collections of Georgetown University, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Library of Congress, the Federal Reserve and the Smithsonian Institution and in numerous private collections.