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lauren pallotta is a painter, designer, and illustrator in Atlanta, GA.

From living and working abroad in the Marshall Islands and Sicily, she has amassed collectors of her mixed media work and paintings who span across the globe. Likewise, Lauren has completed design projects for international clients and partners.

Art and design prints, greeting cards and t-shirts can be purchased at her Etsy shop, laurenPALLOTTA.

Her first illustrated and designed book, Won Ar Komman Kwe Im Na, was recently published for the children and families of the Marshall Islands to provide relevant, contextualized resources in the vernacular.

Lauren is also a founding Member and serves on the Board of Directors of the Jambo Arts Collective in the Marshall Islands, the first-ever international and intercultural artist group to organize, support and exhibit the myriad multi-media creative efforts across Majuro.

She has a very loud laugh.

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artist statement

As an artist, designer, traveler and educator, I am enchanted with symbols and language and more specifically, their impacts on culture and gender. My experiences in the Marshall Islands, Sicily, and now Atlanta, have inspired an investigation into how we navigate our personal journeys - using language, symbols and images - and arrive at a destination. My current body of work combines portraiture with abstracted objects that represent transition, vulnerability, and cultural displacement. Without a doubt, I am dazzled by the human experience: the symbols we choose to mind, the maps we follow, the emblematic images that form the landscape of our environment and chosen paths. 

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shop | etsy.com/shop/laurenPALLOTTA | amazon.com | finestraartapp.com

follow on Instagram | @laurenpallotta

featured | finestraartapp.com: local artist | Universal Pictures "Endless Love" teenage love montage - painted portrait | thekitchn.com: "You Make Miso Happy": Valentine's Day Cards for Food Lovers and Cooks. (2013) 

contact | laurenpallotta@gmail.com

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Clients / Project Partners

Little ROAR Productions | Cabbagetown Wall Keepers + CSX | Professional Photographers of America | 999 Productions "Triple Nine" | Art Match Gallery | Universal Pictures "Endless Love" | One Love Generation | Faytex Corporation | Marshall Islands Children's Book Project | Julia Fosson Encaustic Art | Pacific Relevance Consulting | Right Coast Transport | Galleria d'arte Koine Scicli | Marshall Islands Office of the President | Asian Development Bank | Jambo Arts Collective | Women United Together Marshall Islands | Martina Enterprises | US Department of Interior | Marshall Islands Ministry of Education | Pacific Islands Bilingual Bicultural Association | Gypsy Carolina Mediaworks | Next Step Living | Scituate Coastal Honey | WHATS UP Magazine | Haley House | New England Quilt Museum | New England Chapter of Autism Speaks | Lowell Quilt Festival | International Network of Street Papers | Poverty Solutions | Jon B. Musser Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry | George Howell Coffee Company

 

Exhibitions / galleries 

2014 
"New Heights" | Mural on Tennelle Street, Cabbagetown, Atlanta, GA.

Art Visions | Paideia School | Atlanta, GA

30 Artists in 30 Days | Goat Farm Arts Center | Atlanta, GA | An event to benefit One Love Generation

MOSAIC  | Terminal West, King Plow Arts Center | Atlanta, GA | RAW artist showcase

2013
L E T T I N G  G O  | Art Match Gallery | Atlanta, GA | 3-artist show

Art Visions | Paideia School | Atlanta, GA

Pasifika Film and Art Festival | Sydney, Australia | Jambo Arts Collective

30 Artists in 30 Days | Kai Lin Art | Atlanta, GA | An event to benefit One Love Generation

Julia Fosson Encaustic Art Studio / Gallery | Hatchery Studios #201 | River Arts District, Asheville, NC

2012
Art Visions | Paideia School | Atlanta, GA

Galleria d'arte Koine Scicli
Scicli, Sicily | Solo Show

Palazzo Cosentini
Ragusa Ibla, Sicily | 5 artist collective

Improvvisata Mista
Ragusa, Sicily | Solo show

2011
Peace Out of Chaos
Majuro, Marshall Islands | Jambo Arts Collective

Things that Move
Ann Arbor, Michigan | University of Michigan Alumni Show

Ettonak Ko (Dreams)
Majuro, Marshall Islands | Jambo Arts Collective

2010
Arts ilo Majol
Majuro, Marshall Islands | Jambo Arts Collective

2009
The Space Between
Ann Arbor, Michigan | University of Michigan Alumni Show

2008
Ann Arbor, Michigan | University of Michigan Alumni Show

2006
Ann Arbor, Michigan | University of Michigan Alumni Show

 

Education

University of the South Pacific
Post Graduate Diploma, Education, 2011
Integrated Arts and Culture

University of Michigan
BFA, Graphic Design, 2003
University Honors

University of Pittsburgh
Semester at Sea
Fall 2001 Voyage

University of Michigan
Art and Music Intensive Program
Villa Corsi-Salviati, Florence
Spring 2000