Lauren “Lolo” Neely is an artist based out of Indianapolis, IN. Her work is mainly inspired by nature, animals, and insects. She draws her visual narratives from myth and symbolism. Lolo enjoys reconstructing elements of myth and reinterpreting it into her work. She tends to create surreal, spectral images of mythologies of animals, and botanical landscapes. She has exhibited work in local galleries in and around Indianapolis, and was recently selected to show work in the “Brooklyn Biennial Submissional” at The Cotton Candy Machine gallery in Brooklyn, NY.

Education:

2016 BFA Illustration and Drawing, Minor Art History, Herron School of Art and Design-IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2016 “Tiny V” Gallery 924, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016 “Elbow Grease” Group Thesis, 1234 Barth, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2016 “Tales to Tell: An Exhibition of Herron Alumni Illustrators” Marsh Gallery, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2105 “Brooklyn Biennial Submissional” The Cotton Candy Machine, Brooklyn, NY
  • 2015 “2015 Undergraduate Show” Berkshire, Reese and Paul Galleries, Eskenazi Fine Arts Center Gallery, Herron School of Art and Design-IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2015 “Monsters, Mayhem, and Myth” Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2015 “The Usual Suspects” 5547 Project Gallery, Irvington, IN
  • 2015 “Tiny Things” Herron ASA, 646 Gallery, Fountain Square, IN
  • 2015 “Dirty Fingernails” Indy Indie Artist Colony, Indianapolis, IN
  • 2014 “Reflected Light: A Midsummer Art Exhibition” BOL, Avon, IN
  • 2012 Ivy Tech Student Art Show, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN
  • 2010 “Nomadic Structures Inhibited” Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, Bloomington, IN
  • 2010 Ivy Tech Student Art Show, John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN

Awards:

  • 2015 Elizabeth Dabs Scholarship, Herron School of Art and Design-IUPUI
  • 2012 In-state Portfolio Scholarship, Herron School of Art and Design-IUPUI