Bio

Laura Lynne Art Portrait PhotoLaura 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

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

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

Laura Lynne artist portrait in front of bloom where you are planted muralEXHIBITIONS & PUBLIC ART:

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

-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

-2017 Aurora Regional Fire Museum, Aurora, IL, Original Art on 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, Auction Event

-2014 “Mini Show,” Art Bar, Milwaukee, WI

-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

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 Designed Poster for Alley Art Festival in Aurora, IL

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

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

-2005 Helped Organize and Create Large Scale Ceramic Community Mural with Pewaukee Area Arts Council

-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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About the Artist/Author: Laura Lynne is a mixed media hand cut paper artist and muralist living and working 40 miles west of Chicago in Aurora, IL. She uses her photographs, metallic paper, and painted papers to create boldly colored, whimsical artworks. To see more of or buy Laura Lynne’s original art, pet portraits, illustrations and jewelry, please visit www.lauralynneart.com/shop.