Lauren is former faculty of Sotheby's Institute of Art London in the Masters of Arts Contemporary Art Department, where she where she taught graduate-level critical theory, curating, and lectured on art and politics. She served as Associate Lecturer in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and taught 19th & 20th century art history at University College London.
Her research on socially-engaged art and activism appears in scholarly publications and papers delivered at major international conferences. Lauren holds a BA from McGill University and a MA and PhD in History of Art from University College London, where she received full scholarships as an Overseas Research, Graduate Research, and Canadian Centennial scholar.
Lauren's passion for art and technology inspires ongoing collaborations and curatorial projects with top international artists working across film, video, digital, and new media. She curates exhibitions, conferences, and events at leading institutions such as Tate Britain, Gasworks, and Camden Arts Centre, and regularly speaks at universities, museums, galleries, and corporate events.
Originally from Toronto, Lauren began her career at Heffel Fine Art Auction House & Gallery and continued to independently advise on collecting contemporary art. She is the founded and a Managing Partner of Postavant - a boutique advisory that helps people with complexities around growing, managing, and selling legacy art collections. Learn more at postavant.com
Lauren is a professional member of the Association of Art Historians, College Art Association, and the International Association of Art Critics.