Bio

Laura Lynne Art Portrait Photo

Laura Lynne is best known for creating boldly colored and whimsically designed mixed media art and murals.  She is inspired by the immersion in nature she had growing up in Wisconsin, the study of yoga teaching, fairy tales, and song lyrics. Her art training shows a sharp eye for color theory and elaborate compositions.  Laura Lynne uses materials like acid-free and lignan-free metallic papers, Golden brand acrylic painted papers, and her own photography archivally printed for her mixed media art.  For her murals, she uses high quality acrylics with lighfastness so the colors stay vibrant.  It is very important to her that art be accessible and affordable to all people so she also creates archival giclee reproductions of her originals.

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” -Roald Dahl

Curriculum Vitae

PUBLIC ART AND MURALS:

-2019 Awarded Activate the Alley Mural Commission for Mutual Ground, Displayed at Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

-2019 Awarded Oak Park Mini Mural Commission, “Turtle Astronomer & Quote”, 719 South Blvd by Green Line CTA, Oak Park, IL

-2018 Won Public Utility Box Mural Commission, “Bloom Aurora Illinois”, 116 W New York St, Aurora, IL

-2018 Gifted Aurora Regional Fire Museum Original Art for Permanent Collection, Aurora, IL

-2017 Poster Design Commission for Alley Art Festival in Aurora, IL

-2016 Designed Three Original Artworks and Prints for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum

-2016 DuPage Children’s Museum Purchased Prints for Permanent Collection, Naperville, IL

Laura Lynne artist portrait in front of bloom where you are planted mural

EXHIBITIONS:

-2019 Ravenswood ArtWalk, Chicago, IL

-2019 Fox River Arts Ramble, Hosted by SciTech, Aurora, IL

-2019 Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival, Artist Demonstrator and Exhibitor

-2018 Batavia Fine Arts Center, Batavia, IL, Two Artist Show

-2018 If These Walls Could Talk, Aurora, IL, Solo Exhibit

-2017 SciTech Hands On Museum, Aurora, IL, Solo Exhibit

-2017 “Prairie View Arts Invitational,” Naperville, IL

-2017 “Gifted” Lithuanian World Center Art Museum, Lemont, IL, Juried Exhibit

-2016 “Mini Show” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2016 “Alley Art Festival,” Aurora, IL

-2016 “Art in the Barn,” Barrington, IL, Juried Exhibit

-2016 “Prairie View Arts Invitational,” Naperville, IL

-2015 “The Art of Technology” ITWCT Art Gallery, Aurora, IL

-2015 “Wonka Ball: Warhol,” Chicago, IL, Created LGBT Art for Auction Event

-2007 “Portrait,” Reuss Federal Building, Milwaukee, WI

-2003 “Word,” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-2000 “Big Shoe Show,” City Museum, St. Louis, MO, Juried

-2000 “Life Drawing,” Union Art Gallery, Milwaukee, WI, Juried

EDUCATION:

-2007 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design – Oil Painting Studies

-1999-2001 UW-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts – BFA – Painting and Drawing, Departmental Honors

-2000 Eastern Michigan University, Traveling Study Abroad – Studied Art and Art History in Europe, Egypt and the Middle East on Location

-1996-1997 Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design – Pre-College Figure Drawing

HONORS:

-2018 National Art Honor Society Induction Keynote Speaker, Batavia, IL

-2006 Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest, Judge

-1995 “Gifted and Talented” in Art

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

-2017 Organized and Taught a Workshop on Building Creativity with Naomi Zagt

-2017 Created a Collaborative Collage Artwork and Workshop at Wesley Preschool with Pre-K students

-2000 Taught Youth Art Classes at Reflections of The Heart Art Gallery, Delafield WI (gallery closed)

-1998-1999 Taught Adult Art Classes at Donna Lexa Community Art Center

Laura Lynne Art teaching preschoolers about art during the collaborative collage workshop

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

-Palette Talk, Critique Group, Aurora, IL

-Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

-Batavia Artisan Collective, Batavia, IL

-Pewaukee Area Arts Council, Pewaukee, WI, Secretary, 2005-2007

-Milwaukee Art Guild, Milwaukee, WI, Officer, 2000-2001

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