Lauren Rinaldi


Contact Information

laurenmrinaldi@gmail.com

https://www.laurenrinaldi.com/

Window Factory Arts Building 2301 N. 9th Street Studio B06 Philadelphia, PA 19133

Please contact artist or Paradigm Gallery + Studio for purchases, commissions, etc.

Painting/Drawing

Archive Works

Artist's Biography

Lauren Rinaldi (b. 1983, Brooklyn, NY) is an American artist living and working in Philadelphia, PA. She studied painting and drawing at Tyler School of Art, where she earned her BFA in 2006. Since then, her solo shows have included Still Standing (2018); Hunger of the Cheeky Sisters (2015); At Arm’s Length (2014); and An Accidental Masterpiece (2011), all at Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Philadelphia and she has exhibited her work extensively in group shows throughout Philadelphia and the US. In addition to her active studio practice, Lauren is a mother, a yoga teacher, an activist, and, as of 2018, a locally elected official.

Artist's Statement

Lauren Rinaldi's work lives in the space where objectification, female power, and sexual empowerment intersect and blur. She uses oil paintings, mixed media drawings and sketches as her vehicles to explore ideas about intimacy, gaze, body-image, sexuality and self-identity. She looks to the women in her life for inspiration and works to weave their experiences with her own to create a shared narrative. While Rinaldi’s portraits are often modeled after her own body, they communicate stories of universal importance in our contemporary moment. Focusing closely on particular regions of the body––legs, heads, torsos––Rinaldi detaches the image from the self-portrait, instead offering psychological representations that manifest societal pressures that affect her as a woman, particularly as an artist, mother and civic leader. Through observing the nature of women seeking affirmation under the guise of anonymity online, she also is informed 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 women desire to be.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2019
Still Standing, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

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

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

Group
2019
NSFW 3, Curated by Patchwork Culture, Tattooed Mom, Philadelphia, PA

Surreal Road Trip, KAABOO Del Mar Music and Art Festival, Sally Centigrade Gallery, San Diego, CA

Sammy Cat Memorial Show, Black Cat Tavern on 12th, Philadelphia, PA

Feli*delphia: An Art Show to Benefit The Philly Kitty, Boardroom Spirits, Philadelphia, PA

Dealing with the Trauma of Sexual Assault, Holy Family University, Philadelphia, PA

Personal Psychology, Emerge Wellness Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Femme Vitale, High 5 Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Willis “Nomo” Humphrey Memorial Benefit, The Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

InLiquid Benefit 2019, The Icebox Project Space at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Still Talking About It, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Constructing A Body, The InLiquid Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Cat Show LA 3: The Sequel Returns Again, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Let’s Connect, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Winged Woman: The Art of Arlene Love and Contemporary Parallels, The Painted Bride Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

International Variety, James Oliver Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Los Angeles, CA

2017
InLiquid Benefit 2017, The Icebox at Crane Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Polychromatic, Sally Centigrade Gallery, Lakewood, CO

It’s a Movement, Not a Moment, The Common Room, Philadelphia, PA

The Red Dot Campaign’s Embrace The Period: Sustainability, Purple Piano, Brooklyn, NY

Secret Garden: The Female Gaze on Erotica, The Untitled Space, New York, NY

Mural Arts Wall Ball Invitational, The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA

She Inspires, The Untitled Space, New York, NY

Love Is Where The Heart Is, ABD Photography and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

From The Pages, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

UPRISE/ANGRY WOMEN, The Untitled Space, New York, NY

Collective Action, 990 Spring Garden Building, Philadelphia, PA

LA Art Show, Los Angeles Convention Center, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Los Angeles, CA

Nasty Women: A Group Exhibition, ABD Photography and Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2016

It’s The Little Things, Paradigm Gallery + Studio, Philadelphia, PA

Independent Rock Invitational, Independent Rock, Philadelphia, PA

Intimate Variations, Presented by InLiquid, Vintage Wine Bar, Philadelphia, PA

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 2016, 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

InLiquid Benefit v.14, Crane Arts, 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

Artist's Bibliography

Paradigm Gallery + Studio Opens Two Concurrent Exhibitions", The Art Daily, July 2018

Popova, Ekaterina, “A Shared Narrative: Interview with Lauren Rinaldi", Create Magazine, March 26, 2018

DeKuster, Peter, “The Heroine’s Journey of Lauren Rinaldi", The Heroine's Journey, January 9, 2018, digital

Ainley, Nathaniel, “60 Contemporary Artists Made Works To Honor Inspiring Women,” Vice, May 5, 2017

New Exhibit, ‘She Inspires’, Features The Work of 60 Artists And Supports Women Who Run For Office,” Girl Talk HQ, May 1, 2017, digital

Lee, Hyunjee, “This Art Exhibition is Raising Money For Women To Run For Office,” New York Magazine, The Cut, April 3, 2017

Recinos, Eva, “’She Inspires’ is a look at women’s history and a call to follow your truth,” Hello Giggles Magazine, April 20, 2017, digital

Arata, Christine, “Cat Envy: Female To Feline Fantasy,” Kitty Giver, February 2017

From The Pages @ Paradigm Gallery,” Juxtapoz Magazine, January 2017

Ziv, Stav, “Protesting With Paint: The Growing Movement of Anti-Trump Art,” Newsweek, January 17, 2017

Up The Staircase Quarterly, Issue 35, November 2016, digital

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," 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,” 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,” 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,” 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

Professional Experience

Artist Assistant, The City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program

Awards and Honors

2018
Let’s Connect Top 20 Artist, The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia PA

2016
Micro-grant Recipient, InLiquid Art and Blick Art Supplies

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

Exhibitions Curated

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

Public Projects

2019
New York Fashion Week with Project #Cancerland x AnoOno
Artist collaboration with Dana Donofree for Project Cancerland's Fundraiser show benefitting Metavivor

2018 - 2019
Your Voice Matters: Vote Here Community Banner Project, Philadelphia, PA
18th Ward Democrats

2017
Bancroft School Murals, Mount Laurel, NJ
Kent Design

Engine 6 South Street Electrical Box, Philadelphia, PA
HaHa x Paradigm Public Projects

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

Publications

Wiseman, Laura Madeline, Bared: Contemporary Poetry and Art on Bras and Breasts, Morgantown: Les Femmes Folles Books, 2016, print

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

Lectures/Artist Talk

2019
Dealing with the Trauma of Sexual Assault through Art Making, Holy Family University, Panel Discussion

InLiquid/Blick Grant Recipient, Blick Art Materials, in store demo and discussion

2016
Obscured / Omitted, SIABC Gallery, Artist Talk/Panel Discussion

Education

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

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

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