Lauren Levato Coyne is an American artist and writer based in Detroit. She works with themes of entanglement and the necropastoral. This includes human and non-human bodies such as insects and birds, swamps, the real and the artificial, mutation, and decay. Levato Coyne works in the expanded fields of painting, sculpture, and material studies. Her work has been exhibited at The International Museum of Surgical Science, The Shelburne Museum, The Chicago Cultural Center, Hashimoto Contemporary, Abend Gallery, Packer Schopf Gallery, La Luz de Jesus, and many other locations nationally. Her work has been reviewed in WhiteHot Magazine, The Believer, and Hyperallergic. More than a dozen of her drawings have appeared on book and journal covers. She earned an MFA in Painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, a BA in Professional Writing and an AA in Women’s Studies from Purdue University, and also holds a Certificate in Political Journalism from Georgetown University through the Institute of Political Journalism. She has taught and lectured at The Field Museum of Natural History, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia State University, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.