The works of Lauren Acton
are about the figure and how it relates to its environment.
Her quasi-abstract figurative paintings do not attempt to
tell the viewer exactly what her subject’s face looks
like. Instead, she communicates the intangible; she has
other things to say, going beyond mere visual description.
She describes what may not otherwise be readily perceived
by the viewer, and she does so through brightly colored
works that create sensuous lyrical movement with aggressive
lines shifting across her surfaces in rhythmic patterns,
coalescing with vibrant harmony.
Acton earned her Master of Fine Arts degree
from the Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University, after
graduating from Ithaca College and then attending Studio
Bercot, Fashion Institute, Paris, France; the Fashion Institute
of Design, New York City; and the Pennsylvania Academy of
the Fine Arts, Studio for Advanced Studies, Philadelphia.
National juried exhibitions are many and include, among
others, the State Museum of Pennsylvania, 2005; the Laredo
Arts Center 11th Annual International Juried Exhibition,
TX, 2003, winner, 2nd place; and the National Juried Show
at the Reading Public Museum, Pennsylvania, 2002.