Lauren Mills

20 Spiceberry Lane

Easthampton, MA, 01027

(413) 695-4064

Lauren A. Mills has won national acclaim both as a sculptor and earlier for her career as a book author and illustrator. Her work has exhibited in galleries and museums across the country including at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, where she was the key note speaker, Lyman Allen Art Musem, Radcliffe College, Barnum Museum, and the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Her sculpture, “Legacy” is installed at the Heritage Park Trail, Lake Winona, Indiana and “Ebeneezer Reflecting” is in the permanent collection at the Salmagundi Club in NYC.

Her book illustrations are included in the collections of Keene State University, University of Connecticut at Storrs, and the Mazza Collection, Finlay, Ohio. Mills’ books have won top awards, including, The Golden Kite Best Book Award and the Charlotte Award for best picture book. Her stories have been performed by storytellers and actors across the country and on the radio and The Rag Coat was performed as a ballet by the University of Utah.

Lauren Mills is an elected member of the National Sculpture Society, the National Sculptors’ Guild and the Salmagundi Club. Mills was invited to participate in the 8th exhibition of the Florence Biennale in Florence, Italy.

Sculpture Awards

“Bacchus” Gold Medal Award winner – Allied Artists of America, 2006, Finalist – National Sculpture Society, 74th Exhibition 2007, Finalist – Art Renewal Center International Salon Exhibition 2007

“Philosopher” Exceptional Merit Award – Portrait Society of America Exhibition 2008, Finalist – Art Renewal Center International Salon Exhibition 2008/09, People’s Choice and Merit Award, Connecticut Society of Portrait Artists 2010 Exhibition, UConn, Stamford

“Appalachian Woman” Award of Merit – American Women Artists Exhibition 2008, Finalist – National Sculpture Society’s 76th Exhibition 2009, Merit Winner – Salmugundi Non-Members Exhibition 2009, Finalist – American Art Renewal International Salon Exhibition 2010

“Dancing Artemis”, Finalist – American Art Renewal International Salon Exhibition 2010

“Artist” First Place – Portrait Society of America’s 2009 Members’ Show, Finalist- Art Renewal Center International Salon Exhibition 2008/09

“Legacy” Honorable Mention – Art Renewal Center International Salon Exhibition 2008/09, Installed at Lake Winona’s Heritage Park, Indiana, 2008

“Ebenezer Reflecting” First Place Member’s Exhibition, 2009, Salmagundi Club, NYC, Permanent collection at the Salmagundi Club, NYC

After Mills received both her Bachelors and Masters degrees of Art in California, she studied sculpture three years total at the Lyme Academy of Fine Art and egg tempera in Europe and the United States, and sculpture with Eugene Daub and Sandy Scott at Brookgreen Gardens. In 2009 and 2010 Mills also studied classical art from the ateliers: Grand Central Academy and Bay Area Classical Art Atelier. Lauren Mills was trained in traditional methods passed down by the masters of the European Renaissance. Her work is greatly influenced by the 19th century sculptors and the Pre-Raphaelites for their focus of the natural world as well as their sense of mythical wonder.

Lauren Mills has taught at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and at Paier College of Art, both in Connecticut, at the Hartsbrook School and privately in Massachusetts. She co- founded and curated the Beardsley Gallery and Art Guild in Wilton, Connecticut in 2009 -2010 and was a co-founder of Go Figure Sculpture Studio in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

Lauren Mills’ sculpture has been reviewed in American Artist MagazineAmerican Art Collector, Venue, Sculpture Review, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and International Artist.