Photographed at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

Photographed at The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California

About the artist

I have an interest in dolls because of  their relationship to humans and create them in order to understand my environment and to tell stories. My work is influenced by technology, artists past and present, film and fashion, and by my family who was in the business of eighteenth and nineteenth century antiques. I received a BFA in illustration from Syracuse University and an MFA in Sculpture from The New York Academy of Art.

My artwork is highly detailed and complex. Each piece is the synthesis of inspiration, extensive research and skill. After working as a freelance illustrator and sculptor in New York City, I recently moved to Silicon Valley where I am currently creating a body of work inspired by the energy and innovation of my new surroundings.

Lauri Panopoulos was born in New York City.  She received a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from The New York Academy of Art in Manhattan. She continued her studies at The Art Students League of New York, New York University, The National Academy of Design School, The International Center of Photography and Stanford University School of Continuing Education.