Lauren Booth was born in 1969 in Northern California. As a teenager, she started keeping journals; collaging together bits of life and ideas. Over time these collages began to jump off the page, eventually turning into sculptures.

During a summer University drawing course at 16, Booth found herself lost in time.  It was this feeling of spaciousness which would draw her back again and again to her art. This is the space from which her ideas and work emerge.  

After graduating from USC in ‘92, Booth moved to Australia. During this time, she painted a series of guaches based on dreams and meditations.   In ‘97 she relocated to London. While living in London, Booth earned a degree in sculpture from Kensington Chelsea College.  It was during this time that she first worked with resin— a material she has used continually since. 

In 2004, after making a neon sign as a Valentine’s Day gift, Booth began working regularly with neon. She created The Illumination Show by asking world leaders whom she admired to write an inspiring word or phase for the show. Participants include His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Bono, Bill Clinton and Oprah. All proceeds from The Illumination Show are given to charity. This show premiered at The Mattatuck Museum in 2015.

In 2017, Booth's show Electric Menagerie, opened at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire, UK. Booth created an illuminated sculptural trail through the magnificent grounds.  The show included neon birds, neon goats, a dragon, a flea circus and more. 

Booth’s work is featured in the Rothschild Collection at Windmill Hill, The Mattatuck Museum, and The Norman Foster Foundation headquarters in Madrid, Spain.. It has been seen in Architectural Digest and is in distinguished collections around the world. 

Lauren Booth currently lives and works in rural Connecticut with her family.

Exhibitions

Solo Shows

2017
  Electric Menagerie
    Waddesdon Manor, UK

2016
  Live at the Garage
    Washington Depot, CT
  Great Hollow Nature Preserve
    New Milford, CT
2015
  Illumination
    Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT
2010
  Totems
    Westbourne Studios Courtyard, London
2009
  Online launch of
  The Illumination Show
2005
  Drops of Light
    Etienne Ozeki, London

Group Shows

2018
 WAA Sculpture Walk
    Washington Depot, CT
  Five Senses Festival
    Washington, CT

2016
  Albion Barn, Oxford, England
2015
  The Harts Gallery, New Milford, CT
2004
  Bedales Gallery, London
2003
  Hortensia Gallery, London