Lauren Findlay

Mixed Media/Painting

 


Contact Information

Octo Studios
2202 Alter Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146
e-mail: Lauren Findlay
www.laurenfindlay.com
www.findlayartwork.tumblr.com
Instagram
Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

My work is a subjective investigation of human emotion and psychology, primarily focusing on the rawest and most genuine form of interpretation. Visually, I am influenced by contemporary abstract painters ranging from Cecily Brown to Twombly to Basquiat; drawing inspiration from different fragments of each of their methods and processes and manipulating them into my own. Modern literature also plays an enormous influence on my work and my writing.

My process begins in the notebook, often by jotting down a few lines that come to my mind or writing down a single word that has been in my head all day. From there comes the rest of the work, which can be anywhere from a few lines to multiple pages to an elaborate drawing. I take a few of the lines, a word, or the entire finished piece and translate that work into painting or a mixed media piece (manipulated found photos, painting, embroidery, etc.). My ideas and views are constantly changing and I see my work as a timeline of my own progress as a human being.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
Chhaya Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Blick Art Materials, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Blick Art Materials, Philadelphia, PA

Lauren Findlay: Love Maps, Hamilton Hall Lobby, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2015
Body Language, InLiquid at the Painted Bride Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA

Intimate. Reflect. Triage. Works by Paula Cahill and Lauren Findlay, Crane Old School, Philadelphia, PA

2014 – 2015
5×7 Showing, Hylo Labs, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Plant Me Here, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Chayya Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

BalletX Benefit, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

She Is A Problem, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Senior Highlight Exhibition, Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

FAMD Thesis Exhibition, Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Open House Exhibition, Hamilton Hall, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013 – 2014
Art Unleashed Auction, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2013
5×7, 5×7 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

parthenon: A (re)Creation Myth, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

University of the Arts Open House Selective, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Women’s Initiative Auction, Duane Morris, LLP. Morris Cafe, Philadelphia, PA

Rising Seniors- Best of Fine Arts, Hamilton + Arronson Galleries, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Monochrome/Polychrome, Pave D’Orsay Gallerie, L’Ecole Parsons a Paris, Paris, France

Other
2013
Collaboration, Knowledge Knights Productions: William Weller: “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” directed by Matthew Larsen

Anonymous Woman, Public Art Collaborative with Gina Bottoni & Kristin Cherry, University of the Arts

2011 – 2014
Open House Exhibitions, University of the Art, Philadelphia, PA

Education

2014
University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Multidisciplinary Painting/ Art History
cum laude

2012
Exchange Program, L’Ecole Parsons a Paris, Paris, France

Awards and Honors

2014
Nomination for President’s Award, University of the Arts

2013
Nomination for 2014 Graduation Valedictory speech, University of the Arts

2010-14
Dean’s Scholarship, University of the Arts

Promising Young Artists’ Scholarship, University of the Arts

Professional Experience

2014 – present
Contributor, The Art Blog, Philadelphia, PA

2013 – 2014
Intern, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Intern, Oscar de la Renta, Paris, France

Publications

2014
Flux at the Wexler Gallery,” Broad Street Review, Philadelphia, PA, November 2014

Winded by the Wind Challenge,” The Art Blog, October 2014

#SelfieShow @ Yell Gallery,” The Art Blog, September 2014

RSVP 4: A Group Show at LGTripp,” The Art Blog, August 2014

Young and Fun: Abstraction at Bridgette Mayer Gallery,” The Art Blog, July 2014

LoveMaps: Lauren Findlay ’14 at Blick Art Materials,” University of the Arts Online, July 2014

Perfect Lovers: A Conversation with Tyler McPhee and Lauren Findlay,” Napoleon, Philadelphia, PA, July 2014

Temporary Autonomous Aggro Zone at Marginal Utility,” The Art Blog, July 2014

I Am Here at James Oliver Gallery,” The Art Blog, June 2014

April Shower(s) bring New Boone(s) Morale Booster,” The Art Blog, May 2014

University of the Arts Online: Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Calendar Page

2013
CRED Philly Issue No. 5 (October 2013, pg. 45)

University of the Arts Online: Rising Seniors- Best of CAMD

 

Images copyright © Lauren Findlay

Copyright © 2000–2017InLiquid.org

top