Lauren Johnson is a writer and artist based in Lambertville NJ. She studied English and the arts at Bard College, with a focus on short stories and illustration. Her preferred method of currency is humor, and she describes her work as being “as dull as funny can buy.” Her characters are often depicted doing mundane tasks, like vacuuming campsites, or navigating sandwiches in outers pace. Often, there are snacks involved, which acts as a device to bring the viewer in, because everyone loves snacks. Her work has been shown throughout Hunterdon and Mercer County, and she is currently working on a book of illustrated short stories, as well as a series of narrated and illustrated short films.
Recent shows include Understanding Sandwiches…and other basic life mysteries, an evening of performance and illustrated short storytelling at Acme Screening Room in Lambertville; Unearthed, The Story of Frenchtown, a cantastoria performance at ArtYard; HOBART Art Show, art in the native landscape, Frenchtown; ArtJam, Princeton; in addition, her work is currently on display at DeAnna’s Restaurant in Lambertville, Factory Girl Bakeshop in New Hope, and Chive Café in Lahaska.