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Lauren Purje

Lauren Purje (b. 1987) grew up in Dublin, Ohio and graduated from Ohio University in 2009 with a BFA in Painting. She moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2011 where she currently lives and works. This series of comic strips draws inspiration from her own...

3 replies on “What Do You Expect from Your Art?”

  1. Adorable comic. However, I think most artists understand that there is a gap between their experience and the experience of their audience. The question for the artist then becomes largely: in what ways can I deal with this inevitable disconnect? Not so much: how do I inject my experience into my audience?

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