Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae | Laura Lynne Art

Laura Lynne Art working on Turtle Astronomer Mural and Inspirational quote in Oak Park, IL - ChicagolandPUBLIC ART AND MURALS

-2020 Black Lives Matter Public Mural Collaboration, (Temporary – See Mural Gallery) Aurora, Il

-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 Illustrations and Prints for the Aurora Regional Fire Museum

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

(See also mural locations for private and semi-private murals in homes around Chicagoland.)

 

Laura Lynne Art with her paintings and mixed media work for sale in Chicagoland

ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

-2021 Seeing Red, Blue Moon Gallery, Grayslake, IL, Juried Exhibit

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

-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

-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

Laura Lynne Art teaching preschoolers about art during the collaborative collage workshopTEACHING EXPERIENCE, WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS:

-2021 Artist-in-Residence at the DuPage Children’s Museum

-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