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Lauryn Welch

Teaching Artist
Painter & Performance Artist

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Lauryn Welch, Painter & Performance Artist

Artist Statement

I split my time between my home in New Hampshire, and my art life in New York. I will be pursuing my MFA in painting and curatorial studies at Hunter College in 2020. These past few years while working for Art Prof, I’ve been lucky to experience several sides of the art world, as a Gallery Manager and curator for the Sharon Arts Gallery, and as an undergraduate professor for the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

I’ve taught at the RISD Pre-College Program and at the Peterborough Art Academy. My artwork has been featured in solo and group exhibitions and multidisciplinary projects across the Northeast, including the exhibition Portraits, Expanded at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. My work has been featured on the cover of Art New England, and I have exhibited my work nationally in Chicago, Ohio, Kentucky, North Carolina, and more.

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 from Purchase College, 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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