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.
Waddesdon Manor, UK
Live at the Garage
Washington Depot, CT
Great Hollow Nature Preserve
New Milford, CT
Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT
Westbourne Studios Courtyard, London
Online launch of
The Illumination Show
Drops of Light
Etienne Ozeki, London
Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York City
WAA Sculpture Walk
Washington Depot, CT
Five Senses Festival
Albion Barn, Oxford, England
The Harts Gallery, New Milford, CT
Bedales Gallery, London
Hortensia Gallery, London