Lauren Iida

Lauren Iida

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Lauren Iida
Lauren Iida was born in Seattle and is a Cornish College of the Arts graduate (2014) where she focused on video while also developing her “paper cutaway” technique. Her current work is mainly intricately cut, highly detailed figurative compositions which she embellishes with whimsical line drawings, watercolor and Sumi ink washes, layered translucent papers, and collage pieces. Much of Iida's work is influenced by Cambodia where she lived for many years working on various non-profit and social entrepreneurship projects beginning in 2008. Most recently she spent a year teaching art and English in a remote rural area of the country. Another major influence is her Japanese American heritage which she explored through a series of paper cutaways based on her family’s photo collection of their incarceration during WWII. This series is called “Castle Rock is for Lovers” and was completed and exhibited in 2014. She has recently exhibited her work at ArtXchange Gallery, The Mayor’s Gallery at Seattle City Hall, Shoreline City Hall, Gage Academy of Art, Cornish College of Arts, West Elm, and Bocz Salon. She was nominated for 2016 Best Asian Pacific Islander local artist by Seattle’s International Examiner.
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