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A self-taught artist, Lauren Roche fully embraced her talents at the encouragement of her peers, Tynan Kerr and Andrew Mazorol. Having worked the autumn sugar beet harvests together in North Dakota, the three spent their free hours in a heated trailer drawing to no end. In 2012, she exhibited her first full body of work alongside theirs at Modern Times Cafe in Minneapolis, and shortly after was awarded the Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2012-13). Roche was then included in a number of group shows leading to her first solo show, Silent Partner, at Bockley Gallery (2016). She has shown at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, the Delphian Gallery in London, and the Material Fair (2020), Mexico City among other venues. She was a recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018) and today her works are in the collections of the North Dakota Museum of Art and the Minneapolis Institute of Art along with numerous private collections.

Roche currently lives and works in St Louis MO, and maintains a cabin in rural Minnesota, to which she and her partner return often.