lauren preller

lauren preller

Baltimore, MD, United States

About lauren preller

While thinking about visual images, the creative part of my brain has a mind of its own. Like a child, it is very feisty; it plays, jumps from one visual toy to the other and has tantrums for attention. I allow it its freedom, but when it is time to produce, it needs stern discipline and parameters.

When producing visual images, I have learned I need to create boundaries for my mind. My creative process is a give and take between my child and adult mind. It almost feels that I am observing the process, acting as a referee.


Exhibitions & Awards & Career Highlights:

*Commissioned art for the 125 Anniversary of Druid Hill Park Conservatory 2013
*Commissioned artwork for Cochlear Ear Center, Johns Hopkins University: 2012
*The Art Gallery of Fells Point : Baltimore, MD Ongoing 2013-2014
*Telfair Museum Juried Arts Fair, Savanah, GA (2009)
*Exhibition: Charleston Performing Arts Center, North Charleston Arts Festival Charleston, SC (2008)
*Piccolo Spoleto Photography Award, Exhibition *Charleston, SC (2006)
**Guest Lecturer, Gibbes Museum of Art Charleston, SC
*Recipient of 5 American Advertising Federations ADDY Awards, Charleston, SC
*National Paragon Award, 2003
*Published photography book, "The Charleston Gardener", 2000, (Wyrick Publishers)
Also in paperback as "The Secret Gardens of Charleston."

*Selected as former President Bill Clinton’s personal photographer as he campaigned in South Carolina for Senator Hillary Clinton’s campaign

*Published photography in multiple periodicals including Communication Arts, Southern Living, Garden Design Magazine, Culinary Arts, Charleston Magazine, SKIRT! Magazine, City Paper

*Permanent installation of 15-canvas art works in Clemson University’s