Priscilla Bohlen

Studio & Gallery

104 Merion Ave. Narberth, Pa. 19072

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Paintings

Archived Works

Artist's Biography

Priscilla Bohlen is a professional visual artist who works on canvas using acrylic paint, resist, and acrylic mediums. She began her early art years with a BFA from Moore College of Art, living in New York City designing patterns for domestics (sheets and towels). She studied fine art at the graduate level with eminent professor Bob Yasuda at CW Post College, in New York. She moved back to her roots, the Philadelphia area, painting landscapes with watercolor and oil. One summer she painted plein air scenes of the Schuylkill River at sunrise. More recently she has focused on series of abstracts, while taking classes with Kassem Amoudi, Carol Kardon, and Martin Campos. She exhibits her work in businesses throughout the area and her online gallery: www.Priscillabohlen.com.

She is a juried member of the Delaware Valley Art League, ARTsisters, Artists Equity, and Mixed Media Ten, actively volunteering for all four. In her spare time she seeks donated paintings for ongoing sales in local businesses to benefit her favorite charity, Rise Against Hunger.

Artist's Statement

I like to work in series. I find that by developing an idea over time, I am able to explore its possibilities more fully. Shapes combined with color continually intrigue me, forever changing with the light. I like to apply a resist to an active, colorful background; cover it with a complementary layer of paint, then remove the resist, exposing part of the activity underneath. From there, I have a challenge to make it all work as a composition. It requires many layers of resist and of happy accidents, until I am satisfied. I love the richness and the surprises that the undertones lend to the final piece.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2020
Newtown Library, Newtown Square, PA

2019
Industrious Office, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

2017
Cosmopolitan Club, Philadelphia, PA

Art Gallery, Foulkeways at Gwynedd, Gwynedd, PA

Twenty-Two Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Ludington Library, Bryn Mawr, PA

2015
Waverly Heights, Gladwyne, PA

2013
Waverly Heights, Gladwyne, PA

Group
2020
431 Gallery, King of Prussia, PA

2017 - 2019
Juried shows, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Old City Jewish Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

Group Show, Villa Nobile, Tuscany, Italy

Gay Greeman Gallery, Wallingford, PA

2016 - 2019
Berwyn Art and Photo Gallery, Berwyn, PA

2002 - 2020
Juried shows, Penn Medicine, Radnor, PA

Juried shows, Penn Medicine, Valley, Forge, PA

2002 - 2019
Juried shows, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Awards

2017
Penn Medicine, Valley Forge, PA
Delaware Valley Art League Purchase Prize

2015
Raymond James, Philadelphia, PA
Delaware Valley Art League First Prize

2010
Tri-State Artists Equity
First Prize

Memberships

ARTsisters
Philadelphia Tri-State Artists Equity
Wayne Art Center
Delaware Valley Art League
Main Line Art Center
Mixed Media Ten
Da Vinci Art Alliance
Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center
InLiquid

Education

2011 - 2017
Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA
Continuing Education

Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Continuing Education

2001
CW Post College, New York, NY
Graduate Program

1998 - 2000
Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine Arts