Lauren Graycar is a graphic designer and publisher. She has collaborated with a range of creative concerns in Los Angeles—where she lives and works—on projects across traditional and new media. A guiding interest in her work is how craft crosses physical and abstract boundaries. Working as a commissioned designer, she believes that a meaningful design process examines where our individual visual biographies intersect.
She has lectured at Gerrit Rietveld Academie and UCLA Extension on her practice and position within a broader global design context. Past exhibitions include Chapters: Book Arts in Southern California
at the Craft Contemporary
(Los Angeles) and Oh!
, a solo exhibition of publishing work at Ditch Projects
Collaborators include Asia Society of Northern California
, Building Block
, East of Borneo
, Zoë Ghertner
, Hammer Museum
, Iko Iko
, William Leavitt
, Ooga Booga
, Nathan Rickard
, UCLA Department of Art
, and Mrs Wong’s
she has run the publishing imprint Kima
. Select editions from Kima are archived in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas J. Watson Library special collections.