Lauren G. Koch is an internationally exhibiting, interdisciplinary artist and musician. She is originally from Georgia with strong roots in Appalachia; however, she has been based out of Maryland since 2017. Lauren received her MFA from the University of Maryland in the midst of the 2020 COVID lockdown. When she is not teaching printmaking, sculpture, watercolor, and creative mindfulness workshops in the DC area, she is supporting art non-profits as a graphic designer and marketing manager. Lauren’s work is strongly influenced by her heritage, drawing from fleeting personal experiences and remnants of collective memory.