Priscilla Bohlen

Priscilla Bohlen

    Contact Information

    Prillie2@aol.com

    Phone: (610) 520-9012

    https://Priscillabohlen.com/

    Paintings

    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