Lauren Roche

Lauren Roche’s mixed-media works inhabit and invite the ambiguously eerie, dreamlike, and mythic. Her dense compositions frequently pair female figures and animal counterparts in domestic settings lush with vegetation and portals to the unknown. 

Roche’s solo exhibitions at Bockley Gallery include Collected Vessels (2018) and Silent Partner (2016). She has exhibited in group exhibitions at Material Art Fair in Mexico City; Eritage Art Projects in Lisbon; Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia; Nemeth Art Center in Park Rapids, Minnesota; and Hair + Nails in Minneapolis, among other venues. Roche is a recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters & Sculptors Grant (2018) and Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship (2012–2013). Notable public collections include Minneapolis Institute of Art and North Dakota Museum of Art.

Roche lives and works between St. Louis, Missouri, and rural Minnesota.

untitled, 2019
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22 x 30 inches
private collection
untitled, 2019
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
Broken Egg, 2020
acrylic wash, ink, oil pigment on cold press paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
Candlestick, 2020
acrylic wash, ink, oil pigment on cold press paper
30 x 22.25 inches
private collection
Magnolia, 2020
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
Mourning Doves, 2020
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
26 x 40 inches
collection Minneapolis Institute of Art
Papaya, 2020
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
26 x 40.125 inches
private collection
Persimmon Tree, 2020
acrylic wash, ink, and oil pigment on paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
Tigertail, 2020
acrylic wash, ink, and oil pigment on paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
untitled, 2020
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
26.5 x 40 inches
collection North Dakota Museum of Art
untitled, 2019
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22 x 30 inches
Lost Memory, 2021
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22.5 x 30 inches
private collection
Weaver, 2021
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
22.25 x 30 inches
private collection
untitled, 2020
ink and pigmented acrylic wash on paper
26.5 x 40 inches
private collection