Lauren Zaknoun is a visual artist from southeastern Massachusetts. An illustrator, painter, and photographer, her primary focus is "photo-surrealism." Lauren creates surreal portraits that bend the constraints of identity and reality. Anxiety, absence, power, & escapism are recurring concepts in her photography.

“Playing god” is an integral facet of Lauren's work, challenging the viewer’s conception of what is real and what is not. A sense of humor and dark whimsy are trademarks of her work.

Lauren's art has been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, & Boston. She currently works in Cape Cod, MA, as an illustrator.