Lauren Bencivengo

Gouache and Acrylic
Growing in San Diego, I was always creating; mostly in the form of drawing and coloring. It wasn't until a summer art camp at the San Diego Museum of Art that I discovered Acrylic painting and was influenced by Impressionism. Ever since that summer I spent my free time painting and looking to take more art classes in school. Even though I love painting and arts, I didn't know how I could make a career out of it when I was younger, and I was encouraged to look at other fields for college majors that included a creative process instead. I decided to pursue a degree in Interior Design for my Bachelors Degree. I felt it combined the theories and practices of creativity while also having a real life application that would have an impact on our society. While attending university, I was exposed to a whole new world of design, from furniture to textile to surface pattern. I realized the application of art on design was endless. Today, I work as a commercial interior designer, but have created a side business dedicated to my own creative work. While at times it is hard to balance both endeavors, I am working to combine my two passions together.



Three questions on inspiration with

Lauren Bencivengo

  • Describe an object that has inspired you
    I am not sure if this could be classified as an object - but leaves and the variety of shapes, sizes, and colors you can find them in.
  • Describe a place that has inspired you
    Growing up in a a dry Mediterranean and Desert environment of Southern California, I have always been attracted to greener more lush places and spaces- such as parks, gardens, and forests. I find inspiration in the colors, texture, and movement in these environments from fresh blooms to the trees. Nature is a source I return to again and again.
  • Describe a person that has inspired you
    On a personal level, my grandmother, Carmela, has been the most the influential person for me. From her I learned about the beauty of small things, and the importance of timeless design.
  • Unearth more inspirational people, places and objects