The Ohio Artist Registry (OAR) is an exciting opportunity for artists to share their work, connect with the creative community, and establish an online presence—all on a free, virtual platform! The OAR encourages artists working in all art forms, throughout Ohio and beyond,  to create a profile, which allows them to better promote themselves and their work. Being listed in the OAR provides artists with new opportunities to share their work with clients, galleries, patrons, and audiences. A listing in the OAR does not confer an endorsement, approval, or verification by the Ohio Arts Council.
For more information, contact Kathy Signorino, artist programs director, at or 614-728-6140.

2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Lauren Benjamin

Mixed Media Artist
Home 400 West Rich St. County: Franklin
Columbus Ohio 43215 United States
Website: Fine Artist Website


Lauren Ashleigh is an artist of many mediums who earned her BFA in Studio Art in 2015. Known for adding sculptural and natural elements to paintings. She uses things like glass, joint compound, acrylic mediums, and found objects to build her pieces up. In 2016 Lauren had to begin navigating through new mental illness diagnoses that altered her entire life. The emotions that came from that began pouring over into her work and a new passion was born. Her pieces can be about finding who she actually is, deconstruction, coping mechanisms, specific traumas, difficult topics, etc. All of this is in hopes to connect with her audience on a deeper more meaningful level. Today, Lauren attempts to be increasingly more innovative and unique in her use of texture, color, movement, and story telling as she creates out of her studio and out on the walls of Columbus, OH (+ beyond!)