Laura Altman Studio


Lauren Altman a.k.a. the Tie-Dye Queen is an artist based in Brooklyn. She is known for her playful, unconventional approach to inner work and wellbeing in the form of performances, experimental workshops, wearable art collections, and art practices—which will be released in her upcoming book, Coping Creatively.

This body of work was born during the onslaught of Covid, at a time when leveraging tools to navigate life’s relentless ups and downs was never more necessary. The methodology fuses writing, psychology, and somatic work into an artistic tool kit for mental health which has become the foundation of her art practice today.

Her work has been presented internationally, including at David Nolan Gallery in New York, Art She Says Salon in New York, ChaShaMa’s upcycled fashion spaces Ooh Baby and Art to Ware in New York, as well as House of Yes and Rubulad in Brooklyn, Icebox Project Space in Philadelphia, Escuela Superior de Artes de Yucatán in Mérida, Mexico, Superfine! Art Fair in Miami, and the Centre for Substructured Loss in London.

Lauren has taught creative workshops in partnership with businesses, community organizations, museums including: the ICA Philadelphia, Hoboken Library, Scouts of America, TikTok, and Google. Her teaching has also been featured on Draw Together, an art-making show focused on social-emotional learning (SEL) created by New York Times Illustrator, Wendy MacNaughton.She holds a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design, an MA in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Studio Art from the University of Pennsylvania, where she received the Pittman Family Scholarship and a PennDesign Grant to attend the Chennai Artist Residency in India.

Lauren Altman Studio


My practice is an ode to the philosophy that inner work never goes out of style. All of my creations are an invitation to embrace emotions and represent them through fashion, art, and creativity in the most authentic means possible. This orientation to my work symbolizes a commitment to utilizing all experiences as a potential for growth.

Fashion is a way to embody inner work, one avenue to reveal ourselves and have meaningful encounters that aren’t hinged on status brands. My vision is to show the world the power in creating garments, performances, weavings, and books by leveraging the tools of self-inquiry: journaling, painting, embroidery, collage, and color therapy.

Art is a point of entry into conversations that we wouldn’t otherwise have. The creative process begins within one’s emotional landscape being made accessible to others when expressed through art and fashion.Inner work can be seen as a process of recycling our experiences. Upcycling is a way to give a new life to an old garment – another way to tell the story. Here, I play with this metaphor by using vintage clothing, journal entries, and fabrics as my canvas.


Lauren Altman Studio
Lauren Altman Studio
Lauren Altman Studio