Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Lauren Brevner grew up in a mixed heritage family rich with culture and inspiration. In 2009, she moved to Osaka, Japan in hopes of reconnecting with her roots. There, Lauren had the honour of apprenticing under renowned artist, Sin Nakayamal. It was through her mentor that she first began her work as an artist. Nakayamal was the inspiration that sparked her journey to self-taught fruition.

The composition of her paintings explore mixed-media through the use of oil, acrylic, and resin. This unique technical style is combined with a collage of Japanese chiyogami, yuzen, and washi paper on wooden panels. Her influence originates from the stylistic elements of traditional Japanese art and culture. She aspires to reinvent the eloquent tradition of using gold and silver leaf in art.

Lauren’s paintings primarily involve the interpretation of female portraiture. She plays with polychromatic layers; the figures within it existing in surreal and isometric spheres. The women embody strength and femininity through sombre silence. Their gaze a myriad narrative. Lauren Brevner seeks to create a commentary on the subject of women and their depiction in art throughout the ages. Her portrayal of women serves to empower rather than objectify: a reflection of the vitality of sensuality over sexuality.



Lauren Brevner (b. 1989, Canada)

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Selected Exhibitions


2018- (Group) 'Illustrative Festival 2018' Johanssen Gallery, Berlin Germany 

2018-(Group) 'Beyond the familiar' 


2017- (Group) 'Scope Art Fair' Thinkspace Gallery, Miami, FL

2017- (Group) 'SWANK' Thinkspace Gallery, Culver city, CA

2017- (Group) 'Bridges and friendships' Chinese cultural center, Vancouver, B.C.

2017- (Group/ Museum) Thinkspace Gallery, Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, Mesa, AZ

2017- (Group/ Museum) Thinkspace Gallery, Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Fort Wayne, IN

2017- (Group) Supersonic invitational, Spoke Art, New York NY

2016- (Trio) Contemporary Portraiture- Artlink Canada, Jaydon Fine Art, Vancouver BC

2016- (Group) Femme Fatale, Modern Eden, San Fransisco CA

2016- (Solo) Takane no hana- Artlink Canada, Twist Gallery, Toronto ON

2015- (Group)East meets west- Artlink Canada, Only one gallery, Toronto ON

2015- (Trio) East meets west- Artlink Canada, Shangri-La hotel, Vancouver BC

2014- (Group) A few small nips, Distinction Gallery, Escondido, CA

2014- (Solo) Porcelain Soldiers, Compound Gallery Portland OR

2013- (Group) Feral Dreams, Ayden Gallery Vancouver B.C

2013- (Duo) Daydreamers, Compound Gallery, Portland OR

2012- (Group) Drawn, Auguste Clown gallery, Australia



S/Style Magazine interview (print)- May 2017


CBC Exhibitionists episode 16, Featured Artist- February 2016


Empty Kingdom Interview- August 2015


Everything with a twist, Lauren Brevner female portraits- July 2015


Ligne Magazine, Cultural collages- July 2015


Artlink Canada, East Meets West Documentary- June 2015


Book Cover- Ici Meme by Taleb Alrefi, Act Sud France


Collections/ Commissions


2017- Portrait commission, Private client- Bangkok

2016- Portrait commission, Brian Kincaid, US (Private)

2015- Royal Caribbean Cruise lines RCL, HARMONY, FS14-3-01A

2015- Luxury Supercar weekend -Customization, 2016 Jaguar F type- Won award for best artistic livery

2014- Portrait commission, Meaghan Bell,  Australia (Private)

2014- Portrait commission, Amy Petrone, US (Private)

2013- Portrait commission, Tamara O’boyle, Australia (Private)

*Private collections in London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Australia and Singapore*