Lauri Panopoulos was born and raised in New York City. In 2008, Lauri received her MFA from The New York Academy of Art in Manhattan and shortly thereafter began her studies at The International Center of Photography.
Her artistic influences were shaped by high fashion, character design, editorial photography, science fiction, outer space, classic movies, and a deep curiosity about human nature.
Lauri’s beautifully detailed, and complex work is the synthesis of inspiration and extensive research. After working as a freelance illustrator and sculptor in New York, Lauri arrived in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is currently creating a body of work influenced by her new surroundings in Silicon Valley.
“I am enchanted by the opulent and the uncommon. I try to create images informed by dreams and nightmares and my visions of the future."