Mimi Lauter, Installation view, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, 2018

Mimi Lauter

Mimi Lauter

Symphony No. 1

March 3 – April 30, 2020
New York

At The Luss House:
Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing

May 7 – July 24, 2021
The Gerald Luss House, Ossining, NY

At The Noyes House: 
Blum & Poe, Mendes Wood DM and Object & Thing

September 15 – November 28, 2020
The Eliot Noyes House, New Canaan

5,471 miles

July 21 – August 15, 2020
Los Angeles

Mimi Lauter

Sensus Oxynation

May 12 – June 23, 2018
Los Angeles


Broadcasts: Mutter, Matter, Mother

Organized by Naz Cuguoglu

April 2021

Broadcasts: Three Day Weekend Presents "The Gallery is Closed"

April 2020

Broadcasts: Mimi Lauter's Symphony No. 1

Mimi Lauter

March 2020

Screening | Mimi Lauter

Mimi Lauter

March 27, 2020


Mimi Lauter (b. 1982, San Francisco, CA) is a Los Angeles-based artist working in oil and soft-pastel. Channeling the natural world, influenced by painting’s rich history, and investigating the human spirit—its complexities and inherently elusive nature—Lauter examines the intimate, the existential, and the transcendent. Her practice proposes a secular relationship to spirituality in painting—belief in and devotion to the painting itself. Imagery of flowers, vases, the four elements, and other instances of iconography are meant to conjure the history of painting as well as the temporal. For Lauter, landscapes are a method by which to parse our journey on this planet, the heaviness of existence, and mortality. A number of the artist’s works point to the tradition of still-life painting, implicating interior and psychological spaces. Lauter is informed and influenced by artists such as Odilon Redon, Leonora Carrington, Hilma af Klint, Max Ernst, Louise Bourgeois, Florine Stettheimer, as well as members of the Nabis and Post-Impressionists, who impress upon the aesthetic foundation of her work.  

Lauter received her BA at the University of California, Los Angeles and her MFA from University of California, Irvine. In 2012, Lauter was included in the first Los Angeles Biennial Made in L.A. 2012 organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART. Recent institutional presentations include the Kasteel Wijlre Estate, Netherlands (2022); Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA (2022); and participation in Prospect.5, New Orleans, LA (2021). Her work is represented in the collections of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA; Henry Art Gallery at University of Washington, Seattle, WA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; and Marciano Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.

Selected Works


Carla Magazine: L.A. Harvest Featuring: Diane Williams, Heather Rasmussen, and Mimi Lauter


Musée d'Orsay: Mimi Lauter on "Trees on a yellow background" by Odilon Redon


Mimi Lauter | Prospect.5 New Orleans, LA


LALA Magazine: Mimi Lauter


Artnet News: 9 Megawatt Gallery Shows to Check Out During Armory Week


Carla Magazine: Mimi Lauter at Blum & Poe


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