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Artist of the Month: 

Artist of the month

Lauren Karp Kinghorn

Find Me

Lauren Karp Kinghorn is a Boston-based printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist. She is the founder of Charles River Art in Needham, her creative and professional home for fine art, studio work, teaching, and art therapy.

Lauren received a BS in Psychology from Union College, a MA in Expressive and Art Therapy from Lesley University, and also studied at the Decordova Museum School.

Formative experiences working for the Red Cross in Torrejon, Spain, McLean Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and Hasbro Children’s Hospital help inform her practice working as an art therapist and teacher. She has also shared her passion for the arts with her students at the Montessori Schools of Cambridge and Natick, Falmouth Academy Summer Camp, and Dana Hall School.

Lauren has previously been a regular contributing writer for the New Hampshire Parent’s Paper. Lauren received a Best Composition award in the Falmouth Art Center’s 2022 Juried Abstract Exhibit for her monoprint triptych titled Find Me.

“My experience as a mural artist and painter led to my passion for monotype printmaking and mixed-media work, and this relationship between paint and print is highlighted in the composition and color employed in my work. Themes of identity, expression, and memory are often explored in my prints. My interest in monotype printmaking offers the unique challenge to let go of controlling the outcome of a print and focus on its composition, color and the process of creating.”

Lauren Karp Kinghorn

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