Dubbed the "Girly Picasso," Lauren Jay Wondra is an international visionary and dynamic powerhouse- A superstar with a devoted global fanbase spanning art crowds from London, Qatar, Algeria, Tokyo, Australia, Dubai, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Amsterdam, Spain, Sardinia, Paris, Brussels, New York, Washington DC and Texas.
Lauren is widely listed by the top 25 influential curators & museum publications around Paris, London, NYC, Los Angeles & Miami after being listed as a 2014 Best World Artist. HEADLINING in ICONIC LOCATIONS such as the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre, Palermo Biennale & NYC TIMES SQUARE, she is one of the world's top contemporary artists of our lifetime.
Her work has exhibited publicly in Amsterdam (Ou de Kerk), Hamburg (Marziart) Rome (Piazza de Poppolo), Venice (Cipriani), London (Chelsea Town Hall) (Portobello Art & Design) (Beach Blanket Babylon) Paris (Eiffel Tower), & 25 stories high on a the entire corner of NYC (Times Square) 46th at Broadway. In her pursuit to support charitable causes, her pieces have gone to auction under the hammer by Christie's & Sotheby's in private auctions hosted by Private Members Clubs in London- Claridge's, George & Soho House.
Lauren's Coffee Table book received critical acclaim from a number of galleries in London and Paris after her trip to Le Marais, where she showed her book to rave reviews. In 2012, she won the Escapism international art competition gaining her a glamorous spot as a member of the Escapism art movement. Her multi-dimensional faces, scenes and silhouettes depict an arresting display of angular movements with a graceful simplicity that creates room for dialogue, interpretation and play.
Lover of fashion, true crime and unsolved mysteries, Wondra accepted a full academic scholarship to the University of Texas at Austin at age 16, where she cultivated an unlikely passion for both politics and arts, graduating Summa Cum Laude in Sociology (with Honours) and Fashion Design before pursuing a dual international LLM in Mexico and Doctor of Jurisprudence in Houston- earning bar qualifications in Texas, DC, England and Wales. As an advocate for children's rights, she is dedicated to serving others in this lifetime and lends her expertise when she's not painting.