Born in Hong Kong, Lauren Wan received her Bachelor of Arts in Textile Design from Manchester Metropolitan University in the U.K. Her MA in Textile Fine Art Printmaking is from the Royal College of Art in London. Lauren’s work has been exhibited in the U.K., Hong Kong, Germany, Bosnia, Japan, and U.S.A. As a British-trained designer/artist Lauren creates contemporary and sophisticated original art for today’s leading brands that cover fashion, tabletop, home furnishing, stationery, and fine art. Lauren’s inspiration is mostly from her travels and the beautiful things around her. It has been documented in many of her sketchbooks from the English countryside to Caribbean beaches, harbor views of Hong Kong to street corners of New York City. Lauren’s sensibility and experience richly reflects on her emotional and poetic approach to her artwork. The sophisticated color palette and unique creativity has attracted many world-class brands. Products such as designer fashion prints for Oscar De La Renta, Ralph Lauren, bedding for Calvin Klein, tabletop for Vera Wang, dinnerware for Lenox, Wedgewood, Royal Doulton, Waterford, Villeroy & Boch, Monique Lhuillier, and Anthropologie. Stationery for Papyrus, Hallmark, Barnes & Noble, Dayspring, Crane Paper, Woodmanstern, and Peter Pauper Press. Other clients include Vogue, Victoria’s Secret, Urban Outfitters, Tommy Hilfiger, Macy’s, Dillards, Jaipur Living, Ambientha, PotteryBarn to name a few.
Besides Lauren’s commercial success as an established designer, her fine art was selected for the Hong Kong Museum of Art’s permanent collection. Other international private collectors have over the years requested commissioned works by Lauren such as The Bank of China. She currently works and resides in the US.