In this episode, Alicia interviews fine artist Laurén Magda, an American, multidisciplinary artist based in Ypsilanti, MI. She has been featured by major art publications such as Create! and All She Makes Magazines, and has participated in various group shows. Her first solo show is “Meditations on Transformation” at Stone & Spoon Gallery in Ypsilanti, MI, which runs through April 2023. She has a concentration in freehand, hard-edged painting.

The key themes Laurén explores are those of the transcendental, spiritual, and visionary realms. Her paintings are boldly colorful, with heavy linework that conveys a sense of wonder and tranquility. She is inspired by the calm and empowerment that comes from healing generational trauma, as well as her spiritual belief system in the mystical workings of the Universe.

Laurén pursued artmaking as a profession by attending Detroit’s College for Creative Studies, earning her BFA in Illustration in 2011. She has over a decade of professional graphic design and commercial art experience. After taking a hiatus from pursuing her personal work after art school to commit to a healing journey, she re-established her focus in 2018 and has been creating collections for her personal practice and for exhibiting with galleries.