Lauren Gidwitz is an artist working in oil painting and mixed-media two-dimensional works. Gidwitz was born in Chicago, IL in 1983 and lives and works in New York, NY. She received her MFA in Painting and Drawing, from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Gidwitz's work has been exhibited and collected throughout the U.S. and Europe. She was a resident of the Alfred and Trafford Klots Program in Lehon, France and the Arctic Circle Expedition in Svalbard, Norway. Gidwitz has been a visiting critic at Maryland Institute College of Art and Brown University, and also is an independent curator.