LAUREN  NAPOLITANO


 

About:  I love the act and feeling of discovery, diving deep into forgotten space, as immense as a warehouse and as small as rusty old tea tin.  Using predominantly enamel on found objects and ink on found paper, my intent is to leave a unique imprint on these long- since-forgotten objects. As someone who has lost all of their belongings in this life, I find deep satisfaction in creating a nest for all my treasures.  I am constantly stopping to pick up items along the way, something to honor and serve as a memory of this time spent together.

Without the use of modern tools, I invent intricate pattern work, reflective of my mother’s Mexican heritage.  I love noticing human error in all art forms… you know there is a real person behind it, pieces of their narrative are revealed simply by the effort of their hands. - Lauren Napoltiano


AVAILABLE WORKS:

"PRESENT"
Ink on Antique Photo from 1896, 21.5x26" Framed, 2014
$800

"AUSTIN STUDIOS"
Ink on Vintage Photo, Framed, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 2014
$550

"AS IT AGAIN"
Ink on Antique Book Page, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 2014
$500

"I'M SO PROUD OF YOU"
Ink on Antique Book Page, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 2014
$500

"WAKE UP"
Ink on Antique Book Page, 8.5 x 11 Inches, 2014
$500

"HER FAVORITE IV"
Ink on Acacia Pollen Filter, 16.5x16.5" Framed, 2014
$500

10x10
Ink and Acrylic on Wood Panel, 10x10", 2014
$450


PRESS:

Oakland Art Enthusiast: Interview
East Bay Express

Beautiful Decay
Warholian

CV:

2014:

Salud al Sol, Residencia Gorila, Mural – Tulum, Mexico
Juvenile Prison Mural Project, Mural – Mexico City, Mexico
Kid Dynamo Storefront, Window Mural – Berkeley, CA
A Light Within – Installation – Sunset, Beldentown
Loyal – Solo Show – Redux, Alameda
7th & Brannan Mural, San Francisco
ArtBeats Art Fair (Curator), – Pier 70, San Francisco
SCOPE Art Fair with Red Truck Gallery (New Orleans) –  Miami FL
Broad Spectrum, Group Show – Empire 7, San Jose, CA
Estados Naturales, Group Show – Fifty24MX, Mexico City


2013

Old Crow Storefront, Window Mural – Oakland, CA
A Well Marked Path, Solo Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
10 Year Anniversary Show, Group Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
I Heart LV- Group Show – White Walls, San Francisco, CA
Friends & Lovers, Group Show – Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Children’s Fairyland Fundraiser – Oakland, CA
Symbiosis Gathering, Live Mural – Lathrop, CA
8×10 Show – Faultline Artspace, Oakland, CA
Encompassed- Two Person Show – Rise Above, Oakland, CA
Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA
Collaboration with Lucien Shapiro
Hands & Pants, Collaboration with John Casey
Mural collaboration with Skinner, Brett Flannigan, Jon Wayshack & Adriana Sparkhul – Oakland, CA
Winter Group Show – Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA


2012

Reckless in Love Shack, collaboration with Shrine On  Symbiosis Festival, Pyramid Lake, NV & Lightning in a Bottle Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Stand Tall Part III – Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Winter Group Show, Group Show – Shooting Gallery, San Francisco, CA
World Saving Device, Group Show – The Hive, Oakland, CA
Endless Canvas Small Show – Warehouse 416, Oakland, CA


2011

Wonderland Curated – 111 Minna, San Francisco, CA
Passed Patterns, 2-Person Show with Jon Carling – LoPo Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Weightless, Group show – Old Crow, Oakland, CA
Calling Vision, Group Show- FM, Oakland, CA

 


MURALS


INSTALLATIONS