Lauren Winstone has applied a rigorous process of observation, analysis, assembly and reconfiguration in each of her pieces, casting them forward into an ambiguous realm between object and painting. Demonstrating a high level of control in the ceramic medium, Winstone reinforces the planes and profiles of her sensuous forms through a combination of brushwork, tints, and glazes, painting against the grain of the form. Spatial tensions are thus created through opposing directional movements and trajectories between surface and form.
Lauren Winstone was awarded a MFA (Hons) in 2010 from the Elam School of Art, University of Auckland. Recent exhibitions include: Vanished Delft, curated by Anna Miles, Pah Homestead, Auckland (2017), All Lines Converge, curated by Sophie O’Brien, Govett Brewster Art Gallery (2016), Handbuilt, curated by Denis O’Connor, Two Rooms (2016) Slip Cast, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2014), Holding Holes, The Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt (2012) Singular Companions: Sculpture from the Collection, Govett Brewster Art Gallery (2012), Collected Fictions, Waikato Art Museum (2011); Humming on a Windless Slope, a solo window project for Objectspace, Auckland (2010); and the online project Responses to New Zealand Potter magazine (with Nick Spratt) for Alterations (2011). In 2010 she received a Creative New Zealand grant to attend the Guldagergaard Ceramics Residency in Denmark, and in 2007 she undertook an artist residency at the Seoksu Art Project, Anyang City, Korea.