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

-Roald Dahl

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.

EXHIBITIONS

-2020 Home: A virtual Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

-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:

-2020 Artist-in-Residence at DuPage Children's Museum (postponed)

-2020 Virtual Dragon Collage Workshop Sponsored by Aurora Public Art

-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

MEMBERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS:

-Aurora Art Bar, Aurora, IL


-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 (UW-Milwaukee), Milwaukee, WI, Officer, 2000-2001