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Lauryn Welch

Teaching Assistant
Painter & Performance Artist

www.laurynwelch.com

Artist Statement
“I live in New Hampshire, where I split my time between working at the
Sharon Arts Gallery at the New Hampshire Institute of Art, teaching at the Peterborough Art Academy, and advancing my own studio practice. My artwork has been featured in group exhibitions and multidisciplinary projects, including the exhibition Portraits, Expanded at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, and has also been featured on the cover of Art New England.

My high school had a decent art department, but I only got to take one art class the whole time I was there. When I was 16 years old, my parents enrolled me in a portfolio class at a local art center. This class totally blew up my idea of what it meant to be an artist and I ended up changing my career path to art.

I completed my BFA in Painting, and I use both canvas painting and body painting performances to explore camouflage and identity. I paint with acrylic paint because I appreciate its ease, control, versatility, and because it translates easily from canvas to skin.”

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