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 Education-

-Bachelors of Fine Art, Studio Art – California State University, San Bernardino, CA, 2013

-Student of taxidermist Allis Markham, Prey Taxidermy, 2012-present

 

Employment-

-Precious Creature Taxidermy and Pet Aftercare, 2012-present

Taxidermist, Pet Aftercare Specialist, Educator

 

Selected Exhibitions-

-“Collective of Student Work,” CSUSB, 2011

-“Skulls,” Kat von D’s Wonderland Gallery, Hollywood, CA, 2012

-“Rogue Taxidermy 2012,” La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, 2012

-“Forget Me Not,” solo exhibition, CSUSB, 2013

-“Til Death,” Left Hand Black, San Diego, CA, 2013

-“Til Death,” Left Hand Black, San Diego, CA, 2014

-“Rogue Taxidermy 2014,” La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

-“Creature Feature,” Left Hand Black, San Diego, CA, 2014

-“Coaster Show,” La Luz de Jesus, Los Angeles, CA, 2014

-"Horror Business," Left Hand Black, San Diego, CA, 2015

-"Midsummer Scream," Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, CA, 2016

 

Online and Print Bibliography-

-Local Artist Lauren Kane to Visit Redlands High Students, Redlands Daily Facts, 2012

-Taxidermy Elite Compete For World Title in Springfield, Springfield News-Leader, 2015

-Masters of Taxidermy Seek to Replicate More Than an Animal’s Appearance, New York Times, 2015

-The Nitty Gritty of Taxidermy: An Interview With Lauren Kane, Venison Magazine, Spring 2015

 

Professional Activities-

-Active member of the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association (AFRMA) since 2012

-Live taxidermy demonstration, Back to the Grind, Riverside, CA, 2012

-Volunteer to wild bird rehabilitator, Penny Richsteiner, from 2011-2013.

-Taxidermy and lecture and demonstration at Redlands High School, Redlands, CA, 2012.

-Mouse Taxidermy Class Instructor at Kirk von Hammett’s Fear Festival, San Francisco, CA, 2014

-Attended and competed at the professional level at the World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships, Springfield, MO, 2015

-Member of Figment Foundry, Redlands, CA, 2014-present

 

Awards-

-Third Place- Rat rattus norvegicus, Professional Division, Lifesize Mammals, World Taxidermy and Fish Carving Championships, Springfield MO, 2015

 

Notable Projects-

-Fabrication of anthropomorphic taxidermy animals for Eliza Rickman’s Start With Goodbye, Stop With Hello  music video in conjunction with Mindfruit Studios, 2013

-Pet preservation of three rabbits belonging to The Bunny Museum, Pasadena, CA, 2014

-Pet preservation of “Crush,” Yolandi Visser’s hairless rat and restoration of an older taxidermy rat mount in her possession, 2015

-Ongoing production of taxidermy mounts and jewelry for Necromance, Hollywood, CA, 2012-present

-As seen in the upcoming documentary, Hide: A Taxidermy Story