Lauren Rinaldi

Painting/Drawing

 


Contact Information

Window Factory Arts Building
2301 N. 9th Street
Studio B06
Philadelphia, PA 19133
e-mail: Lauren Rinaldi
www.laurenrinaldi.com
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Paradigm Gallery + Studio
746 S Fourth Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Please contact artist or gallery for purchases, commissions, etc.

Artist Statement

My work uses unbiased portraits of women’s bodies as a vehicle to explore ideas about body image, sexuality and self-Identity and is often informed by my own personal narrative. My paintings and drawings are meant to inhabit the space where the line between sexual empowerment and objectification is blurred. Recently I’ve been inspired by the influence social media has on female identity and how detachment from the depictions of the reality of the self affects and reveals who we desire to be. I look to the women in my life and am inspired by their experiences and try to weave them with my own.

Artist Bio

Lauren is originally from Brooklyn, New York. She received her BFA in Painting from Tyler School of Art in 2006. She is a painter, illustrator and has worked on projects with The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. She is represented by Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and son.

Education

2006
Tyler School of Art of Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
BFA, Painting

2004
Temple University Rome, Rome, Italy, Study Abroad Program

Continuing Education
2012
Muralist Training Program and Apprenticeship, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

2014
At Arm’s Length, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA
(catalogue)

2013
Nostalgia of the Infinite, Dhyana Yoga Old City, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Lauren Rinaldi, Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Selected Works by Lauren Rinaldi, Center City Restoration, Philadelphia, PA

Two – person
2011
An Accidental Masterpiece // Found, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA
With Olivia Menta

Group
2016
Portrait, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

L’autoritratto: The Original Selfie, The Biddle Building, Philadelphia, PA

Affordable Art Spring Show, Independent Rock, Philadelphia, PA

Climate Disrupted, Firth and Wilson Transport Cycles, Philadelphia, PA

Obscured/Omitted, SIABC, Staten Island, NY (March 26)

InLiquid Benefit Show, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2015
Accidental Art Show, Rear Red Doors Gallery, Haddonfield, NJ

Affordable Art Winter Show, Independent Rock, Philadelphia, PA

Body Language, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Art & Words Collaborative Show, Art on the Boulevard Gallery, Fort Worth, TX

Carbon: A Group Show, Sally Centigrade Gallery, Denver, CO

‘Murica!: A Patriotic Art Show, Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art (Phila MOCA), Philadelphia, PA

Booty Worship, Superchief Gallery NYC, Brooklyn, NY

Affordable Art Summer Show, Independent Rock, Philadelphia, PA

Les Femmes Folles Art Presents: TALES, Monongalia Art Center, Morgantown, WV (featured artist)

Fusion Friday, Toile, Philadelphia, PA

Blotterature Literary Magazine Presents: Reading in the Blue Room, White Ripple Gallery & Co., Hammond, IN

Lowered Expectations, The Apollon, Omaha, NE

InLiquid Benefit v.15, Crane Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Scope Miami Beach – International Contemporary Art Show, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Miami, FL

Dhyana Yoga Group Exhibition, Dhyana Yoga Old City, Philadelphia, PA

2013
SELECT Fair Miami, Art Basel Week, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Miami, FL

70th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Joan Wadleigh Curran

A Celebration of Life and Art 2013, The Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Atlantis Group Show, Lost Bar, Philadelphia, PA

Window Factory Arts Autumn Social, Window Factory Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Transformation 19124, Saint Mark’s Church, Philadelphia, PA

ArtNUDE, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Collage and Mixed Media Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

The Berks Art Alliance 35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, Reading, PA
Juror: Chris Feiro

ReSource Philadelphia’s Pop-Up Arts and Community Event, Crane Arts Old School: The White Space, Philadelphia, PA

Muralist Training Program Exhibition, The Commonwealth Gallery at the Thomas Eakins House, Philadelphia, PA

Continuing Education Programs Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Small Worlds, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

For Penn Treaty, Slingluff Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Drink Philly First Friday, Drink Philly, Philadelphia, PA

Art For The Urban Collector, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

POST: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, 915 Arts Building, Philadelphia, PA

The Berks Art Alliance 34th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Reading Public Museum, Reading, PA
Jurors: Nancy Campbell and Lisa Tremper Hanover

ART/GAGE: Celebrate Philly Creativity, Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

3rd Annual Juried Exhibition, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA (Juror: Michael Adams)

68th Annual Awards Painting Show, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA
Juror: Michael Kowbuz

Philadelphia Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Art For The Urban Collector, Highwire Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

The Reproductive Arts Extravaganza, AxD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2009
Grand Small Works, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2007
The Art Rescue Project, Asian Arts Initiative, Philadelphia, PA

2006
The Collection: Re-Introduce, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA

Introduce Yourself, The F.U.E.L. Collection, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Salon: Possibilities in Painting, The Optimistic, Philadelphia, PA

Exhibitions Curated

2015
Les Femmes Folles Art Presents: Tales, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV

Exhibitions Curated

2015
Les Femmes Folles Art Presents: Tales, Monongalia Arts Center, Morgantown, WV

Public Projects

2012 – 2013
Imagining Frankford, Philadelphia, PA
The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Awards and Honors

2015
Rad Artist of the Year Nominee, Philadelphia Rad Girls, Philadelphia, PA

2013
Alma Finestone Memorial Award, Cheltenham Center for the Arts, Cheltenham, PA

People’s Choice Award Finalist, 3rd Ward Philly’s Learn.Make.Inspire, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Award of Merit II, The Berks Art Alliance, Reading, PA

2011
Juror’s Recognition Award, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Experience

Artist Assistant, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Bibliography

Selfish Magazine, Issue 4, July 2016

’Portrait’ Explores How Five Different Artists Define Their Subjects,” Juxtapoz Magazine, April, 2016

The Potentially NSFW Lauren Rinaldi,” Philebrity, April 20, 2016

Steussy, Lauren, “New ‘Chelsea Like’ Gallery Opens in Stapleton with First Exhibition,” Staten Island Advance, March 23, 2016

Rizzi, Nicholas, “Gallery Aiming to Bring Chelsea to Staten Island Opens with First Exhibit (https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20160317/stapleton/gallery-aiming-bring-chelsea-staten-island-opens-with-first-exhibit), DNA Info | New York, March 17, 2016.

Deskins, Sally, “Interview: Sally Deskins with Laura Madeline Wiseman and Lauren Rinaldi, Collaborators of The Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters: Ten Tales (Les Femmes Folles Books, 2015),” Tinderbox Poetry Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2015

Frank, Priscilla, “16 Artworks That Sing The Holy Praises Of The Booty,” The Huffington Post, June 4, 2015

Deskins, Sally, “Pictorial Essay: A Celebration of Female Artists,” Quail Bell Magazine, May 27, 2015

Deskins, Sally, “Art Review: Les Femmes Folles: TALES, Featuring Lauren Rinaldi (http://www.upthestaircase.org/tales.html),” Up The Staircase Quarterly, Issue 29, May 2015

Up The Staircase Quarterly, Issue 29, May 2015

Scully, James, “Cheeky Sketches of Butts from Lauren Rinaldi,” The Wall Breakers (blog), October 27, 2014.

Scully, James, “Fine Art Semi-Nude Selfies from Lauren Rinaldi Which Gaze Into Insecurities Behind Narcissism,” The Wall Breakers (blog), October 5, 2014.

Wiseman, Laura Madeline, “Collaborative Artist Interview: Lauren Rinaldi On The Beautiful Body,” Laura Madeline Wiseman (blog), September 5, 2014.

Skin to Skin, Issue 06, October 2, 2014. Print and Digital.

Rudolf, Ginger, “Lauren Rinaldi: At Arm’s Length,” HAHA Magazine, July 1, 2014.

THE Magazine, March 2014. Digital.

In My Bed Magazine, Sex and Magic Issue, February 2014. Print.

Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue II, January 2014. Print.

Deskins, Sally, “Lauren Rinaldi, Artist Interview (http://femmesfollesnebraska.tumblr.com/post/56776972862/lauren-rinaldi-artist),” Les Femmes Folles: Women in Art (blog), July 29, 2013.

Brewer, Don. “Small Worlds 2012 at The Plastic Club,” DonArtNews (blog), March, 2012.

Schria, Ron, “Berks Art Alliance Show Takes over GoggleWorks,” Reading Eagle, August 2012.

Slingluff, Leigh, “Mini Interview with Artist Lauren Rinaldi (https://thepineconegentleman.wordpress.com/2012/07/10/mini-interview-with-artist-lauren-rinaldi),” The Pinecone Gentleman (blog), July 2012.

Brewer, Don, “Lauren Rinaldi at Center City Restoration,” Side Arts, February, 2012.

Hepler, Cassie, “Art Center Celebrated 3rd Annual Exhibition,” Roxborough-Manayunk Patch, August 2011.
Fallon, Roberta, “F.U.E.L. Me,” The ArtBlog, May 2006.

Rosof, Libby, “Youth, Death and Installation,” The ArtBlog, November, 2004.

Publications

Deskins, Sally, The Women, 2015, Morgantown: Les Femmes Folles Books, 2013, print.

Wiseman, Laura Madeline, The Hunger of the Cheeky Sister: Ten Tales, Ilus. Lauren Rinaldi, Morgantown: Les Femmes Folles Books, 2015. Print.

Wiseman, Laura Madeline, Some Fatal Effects of Curiousity and Disobedience, New Orleans: Lavender Ink, 2014, cover artist Lauren Rinaldi.

Deskins, Sally, Les Femmes Folles: The Women, 2013, Morgantown: Les Femmes Folles Books, 2013, print.

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