Lauren Jaye Carter is a print maker currently based in Melbourne. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Art Printmaking at RMIT in 2012 she was awarded the ‘Collie Print Trust Award Scholarship’ and a year long residency at the Australian Print Workshop in Melbourne.
Her prints can be found in several national print exchange portfolios across Australia including the National Art School NSW, RMIT University VIC, Curtin University WA and also the Australian Print Workshop VIC archive.
Carter has recently exhibited in various contemporary print exhibitions across Melbourne and as well as her own first solo show in 2015.
My print practice involves relief printmaking with linocuts and woodblocks. The main objective of my work is to explore evocative pairings of colour and form. I am interested in the different ways that memory, perception and the senses all work together to reconstruct new, rendered realities within the mind. By re-printing found motifs I am investigating this internal process visually, and the shifts that occur within these spaces.
My work is inspired by my own photography and collections of found natural forms. I am also influenced by studies in perceptual psychology and colour theory. As an emerging print maker I enjoy developing new studio techniques and processes at any opportunity, and exploring the ‘printability’ of my everyday world.