About the artist
Lauren Whearty is a Philadelphia based painter, curator, and educator. Her observational and memory based works use ubiquitous objects and imagery that relate to lived experiences and narratives to investigate sensational and material qualities of paint and process. She received her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and has attended Yale’s Summer School of Art through the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center residencies.
Her works have been featured at such venues as the Woodmere Museum of Art, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Vox Populi, Bridgette Mayer Galleries in Philadelphia, The Painting Center and Ortega y Gasset Projects in New York, Satellite Contemporary in Las Vegas, as well as ROY G BIV and Ohio State’s Urban Art Space in Columbus. Lauren received her MFA in painting from The Ohio State University where she received a Graduate Teaching Associate Award, an Arts and Humanities Research Grant, and was nominated for the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant.
Lauren currently teaches at Tyler School of Art and University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA and is a Co-Director at Ortega y Gasset Projects, a non-profit artist run gallery and curatorial collective in Brooklyn, NY. Lauren has been selected by an independent selection committee for the 2020 Golden Foundation for the Arts Residency Program. Lauren will be attending the residency in June.
"Red Studio Still Life"
2019, oil on canvas, 30" x 36"
Opening Reception: February 1st, 2020 from 2PM - 4PM
Exhibition On View: February 1st - May 1st
Join us for an opening reception with a special artist talk featuring Lauren Whearty and learn her art making process and motivations.