Lauren Tarbel was born in Dallas, TX on Earth Day in 1984. She grew up with a strong conviction to be an artist. She attended Arts Magnet in High School and studied Studio Art. She traveled and ended up attending the University of Texas in Austin to further her artistic aspirations. She later moved to New York and pursued photography and painting. She moved back to Austin in 2014, where she continues to create art and founding Moon Gallery & Studio in 2018.