Born in Calgary, AB, Canada

Resides in Philadelphia, PA

laurenvargas (at) gmail (dot) com

 

EDUCATION

2005      BA, Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

AWARDS & EVENTS

2016    Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

             Art in the Open Philadelphia

2015     Leeway Foundation Art and Change Grant

2011      Art in the Open Philadelphia

2005    Kelly Senior Research Grant

2004     Fine Arts Junior Award

 

EXHIBITIONS

2018   Winter Juried Exhibition, Third Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Bearing Time, Museum of Art and Peace, Philadelphia, PA and The Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts, Lebabnon, PA

Souls Shot, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

2017   A Celebration of Art and Life, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

           Small Oil Paintings, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

           Souls Shot, Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill & Old City Jewish Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA, and the Pennsylvania State
House, Harrisburg, PA

           Wingohocking, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2016   Art in the Open Exhibition, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA

            A Celebration of Art and Life, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

            I Am Paintings, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

            The Art of the Flower, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

            Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2013    Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2012    Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2011    Community Exhibition, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 Art in the Open Philadelphia Exhibition, Painted Bride Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

 Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2010   Continuing Education Juried Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

  Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2009   Artists for Ayuda, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005   Fine Arts Senior Thesis Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

2004   Junior Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

 

EXPERIENCE

2015       Identity Project Workshops & Portraits, Hunting Park, Philadelphia, PA

2008      Community Artist, Silk Screen Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2007      Community Artist, Painting & Printing Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2006      Community Artist, Painting Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2005      Community Artist, Painting & Drawing Instructor, Orange Korner Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2004      Mural Arts Project, Mural Intern, Philadelphia, PA

   Community Artist & Instructor, Hunting Park Christian Academy and Sabbath Arts, Philadelphia, PA