Lauren Pirie is a multidisciplinary artist, freelance illustrator, and muralist. She has been commissioned to paint murals in Oaxaca, Mexico, the Facebook Toronto headquarters, and is a curator for several mural events in downtown Toronto.
Her work has appeared in magazines, children's books, galleries, installations, and film.
Outside of the studio, Lauren works to harness creative forces and collaborate on community projects. Lauren is a co-founder of grassroots art and environmental organization, The About Face Collective, and has worked with organizations like Sketch, Centre for Social Innovation, Skate4Cancer, and DUDEBOX. In November, she spoke at TEDxYouth on the subject of art and its power as a tool for inward reflection and outward connection.
She’s lived in various cities, small towns, the middle of nowhere, and near a surf break whenever possible, but continues to come home to Toronto.