Lauren Semivan (b. 1981) was born in Detroit, Michigan.  She received a BA in studio art from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and an MFA in photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Her work has been exhibited at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, Blue Sky Gallery, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Paris Photo, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, and the Hunterdon Art Museum among others. 
Her work was recently published in Classical Mythology in Context by Lisa Maurizio (Oxford University Press, 2022), With Eyes Opened: Cranbrook Academy of Art Since 1932 (Cranbrook Art Museum, 2021), Harper’s magazine, Essay’d III: 30 Detroit Artists (Wayne State University Press, 2019), and Series of Dreams (Skeleton Key Press, 2018).  Reviews have appeared in The New Yorker, Interview Magazine, The Village Voice, and Photograph magazine.  Semivan’s work is part of permanent collections at the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum, The Wriston Art Galleries at Lawrence University, and The Elton John Photography Collection.  She is represented by David Klein Gallery in Detroit, Michigan, Benrubi Gallery in New York, and The Portrait Society Gallery for Contemporary Art in Milwaukee, WI.  Lauren lives and works in Northeast Wisconsin.